How to Clear Cookies on Windows, Mac and Mobile

When to Clear Out Your Cookies?

There are a couple of scenarios when an immediate “cookie clear-out” is required:

  • If you become aware that you may have visited a suspect or compromised website and you want to make sure that whatever it is stored about you is cleared out ASAP.
  • If errant cookies are causing you problems and stopping sites working properly. This sometimes happens because of a website problem, but also frequently comes up for people who develop and work on websites. Sometimes a cookie clear-out is required to ensure you see the correct and most up-to-date version of a webpage.
  • If you need to do thorough histories clear-out because you wish to hide where you’ve been online from others you share a computer with.

How to Delete Cookies?

1 . Safari (Mac)

2. Google Chrome (Mac)

3. Firefox (Mac)

Go to FIREFOX > PREFERENCES > PRIVACY.

Click the “Clear All Current History” link and a menu will appear asking exactly what data to delete.

Go to CHROME(Windows)>

Open Chrome. Click the Tools button (which looks like three vertical dots), then select MORE TOOLS, and then CLEAR BROWSING DATA.

iPhone and iPad (iOS Safari)

From your device home screen, tap “Settings.” Scroll down and tap “Safari.” Then, scroll down and tap “Clear History and Website Data.” Finally, tap “Clear History and Website Data” once more to confirm.

4. Android

Tap into Chrome on your device and tap the settings button (three vertical dots). Go to SETTINGS > ADVANCED > PRIVACY > CLEAR BROWSING DATA. Select “Clear cookies, site data” via the checkbox, and tick any other data types you wish to clear, then tap “Clear” to complete the process.

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