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Old 15-09-2013, 08:07
gadwall
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I'm having trouble loading the Met Office site and the advice is to clear my browser's cache. I do use CCleaner now and then but not sure if that clears the cache.

If I go ahead and clear it, which period of time should I choose. I'm using Google Chrome and Windows 7

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Old 15-09-2013, 08:58
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Anything in the cache will be automatically downloaded again if it's required so you can safely clear it all.

A little more questionable is cookies, which can remember usernames and preferences for web sites. If you clear them, you might have to re-enter some of that information - not usually a problem, just a possible minor irritation.
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Old 15-09-2013, 09:38
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Thank you John.
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Old 15-09-2013, 09:45
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The met office website suffers from this a lot, especially with their five day listings.

In chrome, just use
Ctrl + Shift + Del
Just select Empty cache and from the beginning of time.
Then click on Clear browing data.

Do not have anything else selected except, the beginning of time and empty cache, then you will not lose your history and cookies, as already mentioned above.
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Old 15-09-2013, 10:41
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On the question of CCleaner and cookies you can go through your list of cookies and 'exempt' any you want to keep from being removed. I've done this for banking, digital spy log-in etc. and allow CCleaner to remove all the crap.
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Old 15-09-2013, 10:49
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I used to like disabling the cache, but I now prefer to keep the cache active. I suppose it makes sense to keep what's in the cache there, rather than having to download it all again. That's just me though.
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Old 15-09-2013, 14:05
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Ccleaner (another one of those 'managers') just confuses the issue as it does the same things that Chrome can do itself to clear the cache/browsing data.

Sticking with Chrome Dialogue box.
The first box 'the beginning of time' is the only really useful selection.

I normally have the first 4 boxes below ticked which should do the job you require. Cookies might be the problem. New ones will be downloaded anyway. You may lose a few preferences but just re-do those. It may be actually be useful to do so.

The others you might need on some specific occasion.
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Old 15-09-2013, 14:30
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The met office website suffers from this a lot, especially with their five day listings.
I'm pleased to hear that it's not just me
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