How to Clear Cache for a website (URL) in Safari for Mac

One would need to clear the cache of a URL or website in serval situations:

  • Make sure you see the latest version of a website: Browsers tend to cache various elements of a website such as images, scripts, and stylesheets to speed up page loading times. However, this can cause the browser to display an outdated version of a website. Clearing the cache ensures that the browser downloads the latest version of all files for the website.
  • Resolve website errors: At times, cached data can cause website errors such as broken links or missing images. Clearing the cache can help resolve these issues by forcing the browser to re-download all website resources. If you are a software developer or a UI/UX tester, it could be that you are debugging a bug or a feature.
  • Troubleshoot website issues: If a website is not displaying properly or is behaving strangely, clearing the cache can be a useful troubleshooting step. Cached data can sometimes interfere with website functionality, and clearing the cache can help diagnose the issue.

How to clear cache

  1. Open Safari web browser on your Mac
  2. Now in the menu go to Safari -> Settings (on macOS Ventura, or Preferences)
  3. Now move to Privacy tab and click on "Manage Website data..."
  4. Search for the website/URL that you want to clear the cache.
  5. Now select your result and click on Remove button
Click on Manage Website Data to clear Cache for a website Safari Setting

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