The Firefox cache temporarily stores Internet files on our computer in order to improve our browsing experience. So, if we frequently visit a web page, some images and scripts of it will be stored on our computer so that the next time we visit it loads much faster.
While this process is really useful, it is necessary to keep it at bay and perform periodic cleaning of the cache. Otherwise our team will store a huge amount of Internet files on our device and in the long run will decrease its performance. That is why if you recently notice that your browser works much slower than usual, it is recommended that you clear your cache.
In this article we will show you step by step how to clear the Firefox cache. The process is really fast and simple thanks to the intuitive browser interface. Still, we hope this little guide will help you in the process.
First of all: Make sure you have updated Firefox
Before starting the process to clear the Firefox cache, it is important to make sure you have the latest version of Firefox installed. If you do not know how to check it, do not worry, follow the steps in this article or if you prefer, you can download and install the latest version of the browser under these lines.
Once you make sure you have the latest version of Firefox on your computer, we are ready to begin the cache cleaning process.
Method 1: Through the Options menu
Step 1: Access the Firefox Options menu
The first step to follow to clear the cache of our Firefox browser is to access its options menu. To do this, open Firefox and click on “Open menu” (it is the option in the form of three horizontal lines that you will find in the upper right corner of the screen).
This will show a drop- down menu where you must press the "Options" button (it is the gear icon).
Step 2: Enter the Clear data menu
Already in the options of your browser, click on the "Privacy and security" button that you will find in the left side menu of the screen. After that, search the page for the "Cookies and site data" section and click on the "Clear data" button.
Step 3: Select the data to delete
After pressing the "Clear data" button a small window will open where all the data you can delete from your browser will appear. Uncheck the “Cookies and site data” box and make sure that it only appears as “Cached web content”. Once this is done, click on the "Clean" button.
Method 2: Through Firefox History
There is an alternative method to clear the Firefox cache, for this you will first need to press the “Catalog” button (it is the icon in the form of four vertical lines in the upper right corner of the screen). This will open a drop-down menu where you must click on the "History" option followed by "Clear recent history”.
After that, a window will open where, in the section “Temporary range to be cleaned”, you must choose “All” and then uncheck all the boxes except for “Cache”. With only the "Cache" option checked, click on the "Clean now" button. So fast and simple"
Method 3: Have Firefox clear the cache automatically
If you do not feel like doing periodic cleaning of your cache, you can configure Firefox so that the same browser does it automatically. To do this, click on the "Menu" button (it is the icon of the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the screen) and then click on "Options”.
After clicking on the "Privacy and security" button on the right-side menu, look for the "History" section. Open the “Firefox may” drop-down menu and select the option “Use a custom configuration for history”.
After that, new options will appear on the screen where you must check “Clear history when Firefox closes”. Then click on the "Settings" button to appear next to it.
In the new preferences window, uncheck all the boxes that appear except for “Cache”. Click "OK" and close the Firefox options menu. From this moment on, your browser's cache will be automatically deleted without the need for you to do anything.
We hope this little guide will help you to clean your Firefox browser cache.