Web Browser - Cache


The browser cache is the http cache store of the browser to cache a response (ie resource) previously fetched from a web server.

It's the last cache level of the HTTP cache chain. For general HTTP cache mechanism, see HTTP Caches - All the web caches layer explained on one page


Check that the request comes from the browser cache

Ater performing a conditional cache request, when the resource is served from the local browser cache, the request got a 304 - not modified status.

Clear the Browser Cache



  • Menu > Options > Options

For one page:

  • Shortcut: Reload: F5 or Ctrl + R
  • Reload (override cache): Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R

Internet Explorer

  • Menu > Tools > Preferences

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