Browser Cache

Browser cache is a type of electronic memory. Although the TSP website pages are updated regularly, you may be viewing old information if your cache is not routinely cleared.

Generally, the first time you enter a Web address, your browser goes to the Internet to get the information you are requesting and temporarily stores it in the cache. When you request information at the same address again, your browser goes to the cache, rather than directly to the Internet, to retrieve the information.

If the Web address has been updated since your last visit, the information stored in the cache will be outdated.

Ensuring Updated Information

To avoid getting stale information:

  • Click the Refresh/Reload button on your toolbar. This will clear out the old information for your current session and bring in fresh information from the Internet.
  • Set your browser to automatically clear out the cache so your system is always retrieving fresh information directly from the Internet.

Cache Size

You can also change the size of each cache to maximize its effectiveness. A larger cache setting might improve your browser's performance, but allocating too much space to the cache can constrict other applications.

Try increasing the size of the memory cache to between 5% and 10% of your total RAM (or whatever unused RAM your computer routinely has available), and increasing the disk cache to between 2% and 5% of your unused disk space.