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How to enable, disable, or clear your browser's "Web Storage" cache

Our web based room booking and resource scheduling software, MIDAS (v4.05 and later), makes use of new HTML 5 "Web Storage" capabilities for saving data in your browser.

This is used, for example, to remember the number of days shown in the Booking Grid between sessions, or the sort order of the Pending Booking Requests screen, or the last selected "tab" on the Manage MIDAS screen, and so forth.

Most modern web browsers have "Web Storage" capabilities enabled by default, however, if you (or your IT administrator) have disabled such features, or you'd like to clear the existing "Web Storage" data currently stored in your browser by MIDAS, then read on...

Internet Explorer

To clear Web Storage in Internet Explorer:

Select Tools → Internet Options → General → check "Delete browsing history on exit", click on Delete, check "Cookies", click on Delete once more and then restart your browser for changes to fully take affect.

To enable/disable Web Storage in Internet Explorer:

Select Extras → Internet Options → Advanced Tab → Go to Security → uncheck "Enable DOM-Storage"

Mozilla Firefox

To clear Web Storage in Firefox:

Select Tools → Clear Recent History, open Details, check "Cookies" and select "Everything" as time range.
Note: No other time range other than "Everything" will clear Web Storage.

To enable/disable Web Storage in Firefox:

Type about:config in the address bar to view advanced settings. Scroll down to (or search for) dom.storage.enabled, right click on the entry where you can toggle its enabled/disabled state.

Google Chrome

To clear Web Storage in Chrome:

Select Tools → Clear browsing data... check "Delete cookies and other site data", select "Everything" from "Clear data from this period" and click the "Clear browsing data" button.

To enable/disable Web Storage in Chrome:

Open Options and select the "Under the Hood" tab. Click on "Content settings", select "Cookies" and set "Block sites from setting any data"
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