Clearing the Firefox cache will ensure that your Firefox browser performs at its level best. If you are using Windows and Firefox browser together to access websites online, this article will be helpful for you to get rid of the cache piled up in your Firefox web browser. By not clearing your browser cache, you are risking the performance of your web browser by forcing it to use more resources every time you access it. Just like we mentioned in our article on clearing the browser cache on Chrome on Windows, having a lot of cached URLs and files can considerably slow down the Firefox speed. So without further due, here are the steps to clear Firefox browser cache on Windows.
What is Firefox cache?
Firefox cache is a cache on your Mozilla Firefox browser that stores images, scripts, and other parts of the websites temporarily in order to speed up your browsing experience. As you keep visiting the same websites over and over again, you will notice a significant improvement in the speed. This is because Firefox browser is serving the content from your local browser cache instead of fetching it from the internet. Firefox’s caches are turned on by default.
Before clearing the Firefox browser cache, keep in mind that if you choose the options such as to clear browser cookies, it will log you out of any website you are logged in to. So the next time you like to access those websites, you will have to re-enter the username and passwords in order to get access to it. So be sure to only select the desired options while clearing the Firefox browser cache.
Steps to Clear Firefox Cache on Windows
- Open Firefox in Windows.
- Click the menu button in the top right corner of the browser.
- Click on Options.
- Navigate to the Privacy & Security panel.
- Scroll down to the Cookies and Site Data section.
- Click Clear Data….
- If you do not want to clear the cookies and site data, uncheck the checkmark in front of Cookies and Site Data.
- To clear the website caches and files, check the Cached Web Content.
- Click the Clear button to clear Firefox cache.
That’s it. You have successfully removed the browser cache from your Firefox web browser. The steps will be the same for any Windows version such as Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.