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How to clear cache and cookies on your device

Did you know that every time you visit a webpage on your computer or mobile device, your browser saves information from that visit? Whether it’s your search history or personal data you entered on a webpage, that information takes up storage on your device.

Rutgers IT offers detailed instructions on how to clear that storage by managing your cache and cookies for all your devices including Android, iOS, MacOS, and Windows.

You may ask why do I need to do this? When you clear cache and cookies off your browser, you remove any previous activity and settings, fix any loading or formatting issues, protect your privacy and personal information, and improve overall performance on your device. It’s a fresh start!

In a few easy steps, you can learn to clear cache and cookies off your browser. Choose your device platform below and visit the corresponding Rutgers IT Help portal article.

Desktop instructions

Mobile instructions

This story was originally published on March 14, 2023.

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