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Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The delete() method of the Cache interface finds the Cache entry whose key is the request, and if found, deletes the Cache entry and returns a Promise that resolves to true. If no Cache entry is found, it returns false.


cache.delete(request,{options}).then(function(true) {
  //your cache entry has been deleted


a Promise that resolves to true if the cache entry is deleted, or false otherwise.


The Request you are looking to delete.
options Optional
An object whose properties control how matching is done in the delete operation. The available options are:
  • ignoreSearch: A Boolean that specifies whether the matching process should ignore the query string in the url.  If set to true, the ?value=bar part of would be ignored when performing a match. It defaults to false.
  • ignoreMethod: A Boolean that, when set to true, prevents matching operations from validating the Request HTTP method (normally only GET and HEAD are allowed.) It defaults to false.
  • ignoreVary: A Boolean that, when set to true, tells the matching operation not to perform VARY header matching.  In other words, if the URL matches you will get a match regardless of  whether the Response object has a VARY header. It defaults to false.
  • cacheName: A DOMString that represents a specific cache to search within. Note that this option is ignored by Cache.delete().

Examples'v1').then(function(cache) {
  cache.delete('/images/image.png').then(function(response) {


Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'Cache' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 40.0[1] 39 (39)[2] No support 24 No support
All options supported 54.0     41  
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support 39.0 (39) ? No support (Yes) No support 40.0[1]
All options supported No support No support       41   54.0

[1] The options parameter only supports ignoreSearch, and cacheName

[2] Service workers (and Push) have been disabled in the Firefox 45 & 52 Extended Support Releases (ESR.)

See also

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