Sometimes temporarily clearing the cache in your browser is all you need to do to make sure your able to access your Office 365 account or to speed up your browser-- also helpful with Office 365.
What is a browser cache? It is the memory in your browser that temporarily stores images, scripts, and other parts of websites you visit in order to speed up your browsing-- but if you have a lot of windows and tabs open it can use up your memory and slow you down! Be careful though! If you clear your cache it will delete the things you have saved but aren't using any more. Be sure you aren't using them any more!
There are a few "big" browsers out there so here are some helps:
From Microsoft's help article (head there for even more help and specifics on what is deleted:)
Your browsing history—including info you've entered into forms, passwords, and sites you've visited—is the information that Microsoft Edge remembers and stores as you browse the web.
Most of this info is stored on your PC only, but if you use Cortana, some info is also stored in the cloud, to help her bring you more timely and personal suggestions and assistance.
- To view your browsing history, select Hub > History .
- Select Clear all history.
- Choose the types of data you want to remove from your PC, then select Clear.
- If you use Cortana and want to clear browsing history that's stored in the cloud, select Change what Microsoft Edge knows about me in the cloud, then select Clear browsing history.
From Mozilla's Firefox help article (head there for even more help:)
Clear the cache
- Click the menu button and choose ..
- Select the panel.
- Click on the Network tab.
- In the Cached Web Content section, click
- Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
Want to nuke everything in your browser? Try clearing everything: To clear your history (i.e. cookies, browsing history, cache, etc.) all at once, see Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox.
From Google Chrome's help article (head there for even more help:)
How to clear cache and cookies
- Open Chrome.
- On your browser toolbar, click More .
- Point to More tools, and then click Clear browsing data.
- In the "Clear browsing data" box, click the checkboxes for Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files.
- Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Choose beginning of time to delete everything.
- Click Clear browsing data.