How to Clear Cookies from Your Browser

Web cookies can be very helpful to people who use their computers often, but, as they add up, they can do more harm than good. It is a wise practice to clear the cookies from your browsers regularly in order to protect your private information. There are multiple web browsers that are commonly used, but the removal of cookies is very simple in all of them.

Different Clicks for Different Browsers

To clear cookies in Chrome, you should:

  • Open Chrome. Click the menu in the upper-right corner of the browser.
  • Select More Tools > Clear Browsing Data.
  • Choose the browsing data you want to clear.
  • Click the Advanced tab to clear data in specific date ranges.
  • To manage future cookies, visit Chrome’s Settings > Advanced > Site Settings > Cookies, and you can select different options dealing with cookies.

See how to clear cookies in Chrome here: 

To clear cookies in Firefox, you should:

  • Open Firefox. Select the Menu. 
  • Select Options, then Privacy & Security.
  • Scroll to the Cookies and Site Data section.
  • Select the Clear Data option to remove all cookies.
  • Choose the Manage Data option then the Exceptions option to manage future cookies.

To clear cookies in Safari, you should:

  • Open Safari. Click the Menu.
  • Go to Preferences > Privacy.
  • Choose to Block All Cookies.
  • Choose Manage Website Data to manage future cookies.

To clear cookies in Internet Explorer, you should:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Select Tools > Safety > Delete browsing history.
  • Check the Cookies and Website Data box, then select Delete.

To clear cookies in Microsoft Edge, you should:

  • Open Microsoft Edge.
  • Go to the More menu and select Settings.
  • Scroll to Clear Browsing Data.
  • Select Cookies and Saved Website Data, then select Clear.

All the Cookies are Gone

Once you have cleared your cookies, you will notice that some sites will require you to sign in again, and syncing services like Chrome offers will need to be turned on again. However, this is a small inconvenience in exchange for a large amount of security. So, keep clearing your cookies on a regular basis!