When using a web browser, like Safari, it saves some information from its website to its cache and cookies. Clearing the cache can fix certain issues like long load times and formatting issues.

Clearing cache and cookies will remove settings that were previously in place. For example, if you were signed in to some websites, you will be required to sign back in on your next visit.


  1. Open the Safari web browser.

  2. In the upper left-hand corner, click the Safari drop-down button.

  3. Click the Preferences button

  4. Click the Privacy tab

  5. Click on Manage website data

  6. Click the Remove all button

  7. Confirm you would like to remove all data by clicking the Remove Now button.

  8. Close all tabs

  9. Try accessing the website again

In general, you should notice an improvement in website load times and web browser performance.

Additional Info

Cookies are files that are created after visiting websites. They are designed to better your online experiences by saving browsing data, decreasing the amount of time it takes to load the pages in the future.

Caches are what remember certain elements of the pages you visit, for example, images, and help with the total amount of time it takes to reload these images on your next visit.

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