How to clear your Browser Cache on a Mac

What is stored in my Browser Cache and why would I need to clear it?

Your Browser Cache is a temporary storage location in your PC that contains files that are downloaded by your browser in order to display websites. These files include any documents that make up a website such as HTML files, CSS style sheets , JavaScript as well as graphical images and multimedia content. The more different websites you visit, the larger your browser cache becomes.

If you find that the RuneScape Homepage or any other part of the site only partially loads or looks like it's badly formatted, then it may be out of date files in your Cache causing the problem. It's nothing to worry about, as deleting your Browser Cache will solve the problem and force your browser to download the required files again.

How do I clear my Browser Cache?

The required steps vary depending on which Web Browser you are using. We have included steps below for the three most popular web browsers for Mac Users:

Safari

  1. In the Safari menu bar, click the Safari option
  2. Select the Preferences link



  3. In the Preferences window, click the Advanced tab
  4. At the bottom of the window, select the Show Develop menu in menu bar  



  5. Return to the Safari menu bar, and Develop should now be shown. Click the Develop option
  6. Select the Empty Caches link

Chrome

  1. On the Chrome menu bar, click the Chrome option
  2. Select the Clear browsing data option



  3. Use the drop-down menu to select the time range you want to clear browsing data, we would suggest selecting all time.
  4. Clear browsing data by selecting checkboxes. Select theCookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files 
  5. Click the Clear Browsing Data button


Firefox

  1. In the Firefox menu bar, click the Firefox option
  2. Select the Preferences link



  3. Click the Privacy tab
  4. Under the History heading, click the clear your recent history link



  5. Select the Cache option You can select multiple options for other browser information as well.
  6. Click the Clear Now button



NOTE: You may notice that websites take a few seconds longer to load the first time you visit them after clearing your browser cache, this is because your browser is downloading the files required to display the website correctly.

I've cleared my Browser Cache, what now?

Now you've successfully cleared your Browser Cache, try to visit the page(s) where you experienced the issue. You should now find that the problem is solved!

If this doesn't work, and the page still isn't loading fully, give some connection steps a try.

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