Why do I need to Reset or Clear the Cache and Cookies on my Browser?

Whenever you browse a website, your computer's browser tends to temporarily hold on to files related to that website. This is so that the next time you check that site, its files (such as its layout, text, and images) will load faster.

However, when changes are made to the website, you might not see these changes right away because your browser is still referring to the older files that it is holding on to.

Clearing your browser's cache and cookies should allow your browser to fetch the updated version of the site.

When editing your myRealPage website, and you have noticed that your edits are not being displayed despite successfully Saving those changes, try clearing your browser's cache and cookies first.

These instructions are for the desktop version of Safari on Mac OS. It involves enabling the Developer menu first, before emptying the cache.

1 - Launch the Safari browser:

  • A. On the Safari toolbar, click on Safari.
  • B. In the menu, click on Preferences.

2 - In the Preferences window:

  • A. Click on the Advanced tab, which has a gear icon.
  • B. Add a checkmark to the box beside the option Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  • C. Close the Preferences window.

3 - Back in the main Safari browser:

  • A. You should now see the Develop option on the browser toolbar. Click on this to open a submenu.
  • B. Locate and click on the Empty Caches option.