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Old 04-17-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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How do You Clear Steam's Browser Cache?

I was going to the Mass Effect 2 page while being distracted with a phone call and blindly hit OK on the age verification. Now I can't get back to this store page unless I use either IE or Chrome. I would, however, like to not be restricted on pages through Steam.

How do I go about clearing the Steam Cache/Cookies so I can access this page?

I tried clearing all the cookies and cache in both Chrome and IE thinking Steam's browser may be tied into my default browser but no dice.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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I tried clearing all the cookies and cache in both Chrome and IE thinking Steam's browser may be tied into my default browser but no dice.
Actually, the Steam browser is tied to IE as far as I know. Clearing the cache/cookies in IE or from the Internet options also affects the Steam browser, at least for me... So, I dunno, try again? Or just don't use the in-game browser to access that page.

Also, the Mass Effect age verification thing only sets a cookie for masseffect.bioware.com, so you'll only be restricted on that specific page.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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If you're using the "old" client, which uses Trident, go into Window's Internet Settings (or whatever it is called) and clear the cache there.
If you're using the beta, which uses Webkit, look in Steam/Config and delete the appropriate files.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:33 AM   #4
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I've already try to see what's happen and i've just restarted steam and now i was able to acces it again !
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:51 AM   #5
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With the Steam browser, in both the old and the new UI, I believe cookies are only stored temporarily in memory and not saved to the hard drive.

As such, restarting Steam always does the trick.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:13 AM   #6
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With the Steam browser, in both the old and the new UI, I believe cookies are only stored temporarily in memory and not saved to the hard drive.

As such, restarting Steam always does the trick.
Doesn't work. It is totally ing jarateing me off that now I can't see, or will never be able to buy the upcoming Black Ops DLC.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:20 AM   #7
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Doesn't work. It is totally ing jarateing me off that now I can't see, or will never be able to buy the upcoming Black Ops DLC.
Incorrect. Just tested and all I had to do was exit Steam, then restart Steam.

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:21 AM   #8
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I'd cleared all of my browsing history. And I can't see any thing except "Sorry, but you're not permitted to view these materials at this time.

click here to return to the main page"


Is this permanent? ing .

I did that too. Restarted the Steam, and nada.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:23 AM   #9
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Are you exiting steam properly - steam->exit from the top left of the client, or right click on the icon by your clock and select exit from the dropdown list before restarting?
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:24 AM   #10
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Odd that I can see Dead Space 2. But still can't see Assassin Creed 2, Dragon Age, and other mature titles. lol
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:25 AM   #11
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Are you exiting steam properly - steam->exit from the top left of the client, or right click on the icon by your clock and select exit from the dropdown list before restarting?
Tried everything. I even used my task manager to end the steam program, and still same result.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:31 AM   #12
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It works now. Used the Windows 7 task manager for the 2nd time to end the Steam program and now it is working properly. Now it prompting me to put in the age verification.

Steam. You need to end this silly crap.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:35 AM   #13
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This issue is at your end. I've done the same thing several times over the years and the cache always clears when restarting Steam.

Steam no longer has any ties to IE or any other browser.

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