How To Clear Cookies In Chrome

Cookies are basically small text files that are created by your browser to store the info of the sites you have visited. The basic function of it is to load the site data using it so that the browsing can become faster for you. However, in many cases, it is better to delete Cookies and today I will be talking about the same.

In this article, I will tell you why deleting cookies is a good idea and how you can do that easily. I will explain the process for both PCs as well as smartphones. So, let’s begin. 

Why You Should Delete Cookies  

How To Clear Cookies In Chrome

There are many reasons why deleting cookies from the browser can be a good idea. Here are some of the important ones. 

  • They may cause security threats: Hackers are capable enough to hijack cookies and thereby gaining access to your online activity and can steal personal data you used on any website. 
  • They can slow down the browsing speed: Cookies are designed to make browsing faster. However, when you visit any site, it may accumulate a lot of cookies on the hard drive and make the system slow down. 
  • They have your personal information: Consider a situation where you made a purchase through any website. The website has that data and it can track your online activity and create a customized profile of you for targeted ads. 
  • When using a public or shared computer: Unless you delete the cookies after using a computer, the next person using the same computer can see your online activity and check the websites you have visited.

How To Delete Cookies In Google Chrome

You can delete cookies on both PCs and smartphones. We’ll check out each of them one by one

On PCs

Deleting cookies in chrome PC
  1. Launch Google Chrome
  2. Go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Clear Browsing Data
  3. Select Cookies and other site data, and uncheck all the others
  4. Click on Clear Data.

And that’s it. All the cookies are now deleted from your Chrome Browser.

On Smartphones

Deleting cookies in chrome android
  1. Launch Google Chrome
  2. Go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Clear Browsing Data.
  3. Select Cookies and other site data, and uncheck all the others
  4. Click on Clear Data.

In a few seconds, the browser will delete all the cookies. 

Tips: You can use Google Chrome’s incognito window if you don’t want the browser to save any kind of data. When you close the incognito window it will delete the cookies automatically. This is better if you’re using a shared or public computer. 

FAQs

How do I view cookies in Chrome?

You can go to Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and other site data > See all cookies and site data. In this section, you will be able to see all the cookies and search as well. 

Where are my cookies stored?

All the cookie files are stored in your browser’s directory on your hard drive, generally in the Program Files folder. But you can access them there directly.

Does clearing cookies delete passwords?

Yes. Clearing Cookies will delete all account passwords, settings, and website preferences. 

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Satish Shah
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