How to Clear Cookies on Chrome

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How to Clear Cookies on Chrome

In this tutorial we’ll teach you how you can clear cookies on Chrome from your Windows Desktop or from your Android or iOS mobile. First lets have an idea of what is a cookie.

What is a Cookie

Cookies are generally used to keep track of your activities and visits to web pages. Websites send cookies to your computer at the time you visit to them. Then your computer stores them in files located inside your web browser. They help to open websites faster during your next visits.

Different types of internet cookies

  • Session cookies: These cookies are used while a person is navigating a website. Once he left the website, the session cookie disappears.
  • Tracking cookies: These cookies are used to create long-term records to track multiple visits to the same site.
  • Authentication cookies: These cookies are used to track a user’s logged in status and details

If you Clear Cookies, Will it Delete your Passwords?

Once you delete cookies, it removes session login information which includes your previously entered username and password. This means that you have to login to the site again. However it does not delete the passwords that you have saved in your browser. If you need to delete the passwords too you have to separately tick mark that option.

Clear Cookies on Chrome on your Windows computer

  1. Open Chrome on your computer
  2. Click more (three dots) which is at the top right corner.
  3. Click More tools and thereafter Clear browsing data.
  4. Select the time range that you wish to clear from the drop down menu which appears right after the text “Obliterate the Following Items From:” If you want to delete all time data select All time
  5. Make sure that you have tick mark against “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files” check the boxes.
  6. Then Click Clear data.

How to clear cookies on android

  1. Open the Chrome app from your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Click more (three dots) which is at the top right corner.
  3. Tap on History and then Clear browsing data.
  4. Select the time range. Select All time If you want to delete everything.
  5. Next make sure that you have tick mark “Cookies and sites data” and “Cached images and files” check the boxes.
  6. Then Tap on Clear data.

Clear Cookies on Chrome on your iOS device – iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Chrome app.
  2. Click more (three dots) which is at the top right corner.
  3. Tap on History and then Clear browsing data.
  4. Go to “Cookies, Site Data”. Place a check mark next to it. An also for “Cached Images and Files”.
  5. Tap on Clear browsing data.

How to Clear Cookies from a Website

  1. Open Chrome on your computer
  2. Click more (three dots) which is at the top right corner.
  3. Then click on Settings.
  4. Click on Cookies and other site data under the ‘Privacy and security’.
  5. Find See all cookies and site data. Click on that.
  6. Search for the website’s name At the top right corner.
  7. Click Remove which appears at the right of the site.

That’s it! Now you have cleared your cookies for Chrome.

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