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ACCESSING UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON GORSE RIDE SCHOOLS WEBSITE

 

 

Gorse Ride Schools’ website is updated regularly ensuring that key information is always available to the school community.   However, please be aware that if you do not clear your computer’s cache you will not see the newest version, including any updates.  

 

What is Cache ?

 

Cache is the term used when information is stored for future use.  In your computer’s case, your web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) stores versions of websites as you view them and shows them to you in the future instead of downloading the newest version.  Your browser does this because using cache allows the page to load much faster since it’s already stored on your computer.

 

How to Clear Your Cache

 

It is important to clear your Cache so that term dates and important information are visible to you when you access the school’s website.

 

A hard reload is a way of clearing the browser’s cache for a specific page, to force it to load the most recent version of a page (please note that by simply clicking the refresh button is unlikely to clear the cache – you will need to take the following steps to do a ‘hard reload). 

Chrome:

Windows:

Hold down the Ctrl key and click the Reload button.

or      Hold down the Ctrl key and press F5.

 

Open the Chrome Dev Tools by pressing F12. Once the chrome dev tools are open, right click on the reload button and a menu will drop down. This menu gives you the option of doing a hard refresh, or even clearing the cache and do a hard refresh automatically.

 

 

 

Mac:

Hold ⇧ Shift and click the Reload/Refresh button.

or,  Hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift key and then press R.

 

Mozilla Firefox and Related Browsers:

 

Windows :

Hold the Ctrl key and press the F5 key.

or, hold down Ctrl and ⇧ Shift and then press R.

Mac:

Hold down the ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button.

or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R.

Internet Explorer:

Hold the Ctrl key and press the F5 key.

or,   hold the Ctrl key and click the Reload button.

 

Unfortunately, this is not always sufficient and occasionally clearing the cache is necessary.  How you clear your cache varies depending on your operating system and your browser.   There are a number of videos available to help online.    Please google “how to clear cache on …[enter your web browser]”  for guidance.