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How to delete cookies and site data on Android

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Websites can store data, such as your login status, preferences, and even tracking information, in cookies, which are pieces of information that your web browser remembers. You can delete your browser cookies whenever you want: Here’s how to do it on Android.

What are browser cookies and site data?

When you visit a website, you will remember certain information, which you store in your browser cookies and in the site data. Things like passwords and user settings can be saved to make it easy to use the site the next time you visit. However, this data can accumulate and you may feel the need to erase it.

How to delete cookies in Chrome on Android

First, open Google Chrome in its phone or tablet Android and tap on the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner.

Then select “History” from the menu.

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Now go to “Clear browsing data”.

Choose

This is where you can select which browsing data you would like to delete. First, choose a time range for the time back you want to erase.

Touch the drop-down menu and choose a time range for the time back you want to erase.

Make sure “Cookies and site data” is the only category selected and tap “Clear data”.

Make sure that

You may see a pop-up window asking if you are sure you want to delete data from sites that “seem important to you.” Check everything you want to include and tap “Delete” to continue.

Deselect some sites if you don't want to delete them, then tap

All ready! Cookies and site data will be deleted for the chosen period of time.

How to clear cookies in Edge on Android

First, open Microsoft Edge in its phone or tablet Android and tap the three-dot menu icon on the bottom bar.

Select “Settings” from the menu.

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Then go to the “Privacy and security” section.

Select section

Scroll down to ‘Clear browsing data’.

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Make sure only “Cookies and site data” is selected, then tap “Clear”. Unlike Google Chrome, you cannot select how far back you want to erase.

Make sure the option

A pop-up window will ask if you are sure you want to erase the data. Touch “Delete” to continue.

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That is all! All cookies and site data will be removed. Edge doesn’t allow as many tweaks as Chrome, but it still gets the job done. Just don’t overdo it .

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