How do I clear my web history (Cookies & Cache)?

This article will assist you in clearing (flushing) your web cache enabling your computer to download a fresh copy of the webpage.

Internet browsers use caching to store web pages. When you visit a webpage that has previously been stored, if the date on the page is the same date as the stored copy then the computer uses the stored copy rather than re-downloading the webpage from the Internet.

When should I clear my Cookies & Cache?

Occasionally, Deakin websites (such as DeakinSync, or Deakin Library) will display errors such as Error 431/Bad Message 431, or Page Can't be Found. Don't panic—this is easily solved. You will merely need to clean your Cookies & Cache to get up and running again.


In order to clear your cache, the following external sites can assist with this process: