browsingData.removeCache()

Clears the browser's cache.

Note that although this function can take a browsingData.RemovalOptions object, it will be ignored. The entire cache is always cleared when using this function.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var removing = browser.browsingData.removeCache(
  removalOptions            // RemovalOptions object
)

Parameters

removalOptions Optional
object. A browsingData.RemovalOptions object. This parameter has no effect.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with no arguments when the removal has finished. If any error occurs, the promise will be rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No 53.0 No No

Compatibility notes

Firefox

  • 'removalOptions' does not support 'protectedWeb' or 'extension' as values of 'originTypes'.

Examples

Clear the browser cache:

function onRemoved() {
  console.log("removed");
}

function onError(error) {
  console.error(error);
}

browser.browsingData.removeCache({}).
then(onRemoved, onError);

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.browsingData API.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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