Resetting Your Web Browser

Virtual Cabinet How-To Guides

If you are having issues relating to the Browser Authentication Process when trying to sign a document, you can reset your web-browser settings back to the factory defaults. This can aide in troubleshooting the problems that you may be experiencing. The four major web-browsers are mentioned below, along with the instructions on how to reset the settings…

*Bear in mind that we are not responsible for any data loss relating to resetting your browser functionality. Ensure you make a back-up beforehand, or seek technical advice from an IT engineer in advance. Resetting your web browser can potentially remove your Bookmarks, Favourites, Extensions, Add-Ons, Java script and Homepages. This process should only be followed if you have exhausted the other options available in the “Virtual Cabinet Portal - Basic TroubleshootingGuide”.*

Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer and click on the Cog icon in the top right-hand corner:

Cog/settings icon

2. This will open the drop-down menu.Select “Internet Options” from the available list:

Internet options

3. The Internet Options window will open, with a button at the bottom titled “Reset...”:

Reset internet options

4. The Browser Reset window will open.

Make sure you tick the box on the left, and then click the “Reset” button:

Reset internet explorer settings screen

5. Your Internet Explorer web-browser has now been reset back to its default settings, with any customised settings removed. Well done, that's it!

Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome and click on the three lines in the top right-hand corner:

Burger menu

2. This will open the drop-down menu.

You can now select “Settings” from the available list:

Locate settings

3. The Chrome Settings window will open in a new tab, with a link at the bottom titled “+ Show advanced settings”:

Default browser settings

4. Scroll downwards until you find button called “Reset settings” and click it:

Reset settings options

5. A small window will appear. Click the “Reset” button:

Reset settings window

6. Your Google Chrome web-browser has now been reset back to its default settings, and has removed any customised settings. Well done, that's it!

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click on the three lines in the top right-hand corner:

Burger menu

2. This will open the drop-down menu.

Select the question mark icon from the bottom of the available list:

Customise settings option

3. The Help Options window will open, with a link titled “Troubleshooting Information”:

Select troubleshooting information

4. On the next screen, click on the button in the top right-hand corner titled “Reset Firefox…”:

Reset firefox to its default state

5. Again, Click on the “Reset Firefox” button:

Reset firefox confirmation window

6. Your Mozilla Firefox web-browser has now been reset back to its default settings, with any customised settings removed. Well done, that's it!

Apple Safari

1. Open Apple Safari and click on the Cog icon in the top right-hand corner:

settings cog menu

2. This will open the drop-down menu.

Select “Reset Safari…” from the available list:

Reset safari option

3. The Reset window will open.

Make sure all the boxes are ticked and click the button at the bottom titled “Reset”:

Select all options to reset

4. Your Apple Safari web-browser has now been reset back to its default settings, with any customised settings removed. Well done, that's it!

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