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How to set your browser to automatically clear the cache and cookies upon exit

Some digital assets used in CCCOnline courses require you to clear your browser cache and cookies each time you access that asset. If you would prefer to not have to remember to do this manually each time, you can use the instructions below to set  your browser to automatically clear the cache and cookies every time you close it.

Firefox:

  • Open Firefox Preferences
  • Select the Privacy section
  • Just below the History heading, in the dropdown menu next to "Firefox will", select "Use custom settings for history"
  • Click the check box to "Clear history when Firefox closes"

screenshot of firefox privacy settings with custom options selected

Chrome:

  • Open Chrome Preferences
  • At the bottom of the Settings page, click the blue link to "Show advanced settings..."
  • Click the "Content Settings" button
  • Click the radio button to "Keep local data only until you quit your browser"
  • Click "Done"

screenshot of chrome content settings

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