How to Delete Cookies From All Web Browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, And Internet Explorer)?
Web cookies are usually small files a browser uses to store the user’s session and information about a specific website. These small files contain valuable data, such as login information, user interaction with a site, and preferences for subsequent recoveries. Cookies are not harmful, but hackers can use this information for malicious purposes. Therefore, making your privacy the first priority, you should regularly delete cookies from your browser.
Why Is It Necessary To Delete the Cookies From your Web Browser?
The best thing about keeping cookies is that you don’t have to enter your username and password when logging in to your favorite site. They also give you a better browsing experience by loading things quickly compared to a new location.
However, cookies track your online activity and store critical personal data that most users don’t like to be kept. If you have had a significant user interface change, you may also experience problems visiting your favorite site. Therefore, deleting cookies is a relatively better idea for a perfect and pleasant browsing experience.
Most web browsers provide full access to user data and allow you to make the necessary changes based on your personal preferences. Therefore, you can delete cookies entirely on your device or for a particular site. We will provide you with a complete guide on how to do this in all major web browsers.
- Click on the ‘Chrome Browser’ menu icon (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner of Chrome’s open tab. Click on the history button as shown on the screen below. You can also use shortcut keys to available history; just type (CTRL + H) from your keyboard when you are in open Chrome windows.
2. In the left corner of the Chrome browser, click “Clear browsing data“, a new screen will appear. You can first select the time interval between the Last Time and All Time. Use the drop-down arrow to select your preferences. In my case, I chose All-time to see the screenshot.
3. In the next step, choose the correct option. Do you only want to delete the cookies and the site cache or navigation data? Check the required option, for example (cookies and site data, images, and cached files); for more information, see the screenshot below.
When done, click the Clear Data button, and you’re ready.
Please follow the detailed step-by-step guide to delete cookies from the Firefox browser.
1. From the open Firefox windows, click on the menu icon, then on the options, and a new tab will open. In this tab, select Privacy and security in the upper left corner, as shown in the screenshot.
2. Scroll down to the Cookies and Site Data section of your Firefox browser. Here you can see details regarding cookies and site data as well as the device space consumed by both.
3. Now click on the Clear option data … a new box will open containing additional details. Check the option in front (Cookies and site data) and the cached web content once selected, click the Clear button.
Firefox comes with more customization options. If you want cookies and site data to be automatically erased each time you close your Firefox window, then check this option, as shown in the screenshot.
In the Manage data option, you can find cookies and site data individually for each site you have visited and delete them separately. Another exciting option in Firefox is Manage permissions which allows you to block cookies from a specific area.
Microsoft Edge is a modern, lightweight web browser that is a Windows 10 web browser by default. Here is the complete guide to clearing cookies and site data in Microsoft Edge with screenshots.
1. First, click on the menu icon in the open browser window. In the drop-down list, click on History, then on the Clear history option, a new list will appear.
2. Under the Clear browsing data menu, check the required option (cookies and saved website data). For more details, see the screenshot below.
After choosing the required options, click the Clear button.
- To delete cookies in the Internet Explorer web browser, click the Settings icon in the upper right corner, then select the Internet option.
2. Make sure you’re in the General tab and click the Delete button under the Browsing History section. Check the screenshot for more details.
3. Now select the required option/checkbox; usually it’s temporary internet files with cookies and site data. After making your selection, click the Delete button.
Note: Hope this with this guide you have learned to Delete Cookies From the Web Browsers. Hope you will feel free to comment if you want any further assistance to delete your browser cookies.