Many users feel that cookies probably represent the most contentious portion of anyone’s web browsing experience.
And it makes sense as well.
On the one hand, cookies are responsible for making it easier for the user’s web browser to learn things about where the user goes to browse and keeps the user logged in whenever and wherever the user goes in an active manner.
On the other hand, though, cookies can also behave in a nasty way as they provide ways for adware distributors as well as advertisers to keep tabs on the user while the user visits specific sites.
Users who want to know the best way to manage their cookies and how the web browser goes about collecting cookies on their or anyone else’s computer should read this Security Gladiators guide.
This guide will go through each and everything that the user needs to know in order to manage cookies of all types and on all major platforms.
Before we begin the actual guide though, users should know that our research concerns mainly web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Edge, and Google Chrome.
Moreover, we have made this guide for users who are running the Windows 10 operating system on their desktop machines.
With that out of the way, let’s begin the guide right now.
How to clear cookies on Google Chrome quickly
This guide definitely works for version 58.0.3028.110 but should also work for any other recent or later version.
In order to start their journey towards managing, clearing and getting free from cookies not just for now but for one and for all, users have to click the three dots button which appears in the top right corner of the user’s web browser window.
Of course, we are assuming here that the user is making use of Google Chrome.
Accessing the main menu should be the first step in any situation where the ultimate goal of the user is to have a better understanding and grip on which cookies get through.
After the user has performed a click on the three-vertical-dots button on Google Chrome, the web browser will open up a drop-down menu.
From that drop-down menu, the user will have the opportunity to see a number of different options.
Needless to say, this is the menu from which the user will have to select further options in order to get rid of and/or contain cookies.
To actually reach the window which allows cookies management, the user should click on Settings.
This option will eventually take the user to all the tools that he/she needs to look at and manage cookies in the web browser.
Once the user has performed a click on the Settings option in Google Chrome, the web browser will automatically open up a new tab within the web browser and will include it in the user’s overall browsing session.
At the very bottom of the new Settings tab, the user should have no trouble in finding a button which says something like (perhaps exactly) Advanced.
Users will have to click this option if they want to move forward.
Once the user has successfully opened up the Advanced Settings menu, he/she should see a separate section on the screen by the name of Privacy and Security.
From there, the user should click on the button that says Content Settings.
Once that’s done, the web browser should automatically take the user to another window which would show the user everything related to the browser’s Cookies settings.
In other words, this is where the “handling” part of “handling Chrome cookies” will begin.
Now, the first thing that most users would notice here is that there a ton of settings that users can access and use on this window.
However, to start things off, it is always helpful to know exactly which websites have involved themselves in keeping browser cookies on the user.
Moreover, the user should also know more about how each of the given websites on this page has stored user information.
In order to know all of that, the user has to click a button on the screen that says something like See All Cookies And Site Data.
Now, the actual length of the website list which will probably pop up might not be the same for everybody.
In other words, it will vary depending on the amount of time the user has utilized the web browser for his/her daily activities.
Of course, we’re assuming here that the user would have used his/her web browser under the default cookie setting that is available in Google and known as Allow Local Data to be Set.
Users who want to remove all of the cookies in one short and swift go should simply click the button that says Remove All.
This button usually appears right next to the current window’s search bar.
With that said, users who want to only remove those cookies that belong to a certain website, will have to first enter or type up the name of the specific website into the current window’s search bar.
Once the user does that, Google Chrome should show the user only those results which belong to that specific website domain.
After that, if the user clicks on the option that says Trash which usually appears in the far right corner of the window, Google Chrome would proceed to instantly delete all cookies.
The one thing readers need to take note of here is that Google Chrome sometimes does not show any confirmation window whenever the user chooses to delete a given cookie.
That is the reason why we recommend that users should make sure that they definitely want to delete a given cookie before they actually go ahead and delete the cookie.
Otherwise, any mistake would mean that the user would lose a lot of logins and important data.
Google Chrome and other mainstream browsers also provide users with the option of removing all of their cookies that are associated with the user’s searched website domain instantly.
That option is to simply click the option/button that says Remove All Shown.
How to clear cookies in Google Chrome very quickly
There is an alternative and perhaps even faster way of removing all of one’s cookies from the browser.
Users can find this option back in the menu associated with Advanced Settings.
Needless to say, the user should make his/her way back to that original menu in order to access another section labeled Privacy and Security.
Once there, the user should notice a button which Chrome has labeled as Clear Browsing Data.
The user should click this button.
After that, Google Chrome should take the user to a new window where each and every individual piece of the user’s web browsing history is laid out neatly in the form of a checklist.
In order to clear all cookies from this list, the user should tick the box that says Cookies And Other Site And Plugin Data.
While handling this option, the user needs to make sure that he/she unchecks any other type of data which the user has no plans of losing at the finishing stage of this cookie-clearing process.
Once the user has selected the cookies box, Google Chrome provides him/her with the option of specifying how far back in time does he/she want Google Chrome to go in order to delete stuff.
Users can select that option from the shown drop-down menu.
Once the user has clicked on the drop-down menu, Chrome should show the user a list of choices.
One of the choices would say something like “anything and everything that the browser has recorded in the past hour.
Google Chrome will also give the user the option of deleting cookies and other stuff from the past 24 hours, the past week or from the last four weeks/month and even All Time.
The All Time option makes it easy for the user to delete everything since the day the user installed the web browser for the very first time or ran a successful hard reset while making use of previous settings.
After the user has selected the actual duration of time the user wants to cover as a part of the process and also the data that the user has a desire to delete, the user must click on the button which is located in the bottom right corner of the screen in order to confirm that he/she really wants all of that gone for good.
And, this is the part where we tell the user that this is it.
The user has done it.
Like it or not, but this is all Google Chrome wants from the user if the user wants to delete his/her cookies on Google Chrome.
Now comes the next part.
How to manage cookies in Google Chrome
There are always those users who quickly get tired of constantly doing the same thing.
The same thing such as going back to the Google Chrome Settings menu and then carefully picking out all the pesky cookies which have made the mistake of overstaying their welcome.
For such users, there is the option of setting their Google Chrome so that the web browser is able to automatically all cookies for the user.
And that too in a way which is better for the user in the sense that it would suit the user’s needs better as far as privacy levels are concerned.
In order to set this preference, the user first has to go back and start at the browser’s Privacy section.
From there the user has to click on the button that says Content Settings.
After that, the user should click on, where it says, Cookies.
When there, the user may get the feeling that he/she is back right at the previous/original web browser’s cookies menu.
And that’s okay.
Our research shows that if the user has installed a stock build of Google Chrome, then Google Chrome would always select the option that says Allow Local Data to be Set (Recommended).
It will select that option as the default browser option.
Moreover, this is the option that will determine how the web browser would handle all incoming online cookie requests.
Apart from that, the default option would also ensure that the user’s web browser becomes a catch-all for each and every cookie that tries to come its way.
This, as most of our readers can probably tell, is a big problem for those online consumers who are extra concerned about the way they can better themselves at controlling their online privacy.
In any case, from the same menu that we mentioned a couple of lines ago, the user may have a look at several other options to select from in order to modify Chrome’s behavior with cookies.
Now, the first of these options is the Keep Local Data Only Until You Quit Your Browser option.
What does it do?
It does exactly (on most counts) what it says in its name.
If the user enables this option, it forces Google Chrome to automatically delete any type of local data that it might have stored during a given user session each time the user closes the web browser.
And yes, Google Chrome will not ask the user any question while deleting all the data if the user has enabled this option.
Moving on to the next option that there is Block Sites From Setting Any Data.
Again, this option does exactly what its name suggests.
In other words, enabling this option would allow Chrome to put up a hard block on each and every type of cookie requests.
It would stop taking the type of site into consideration.
Of course, users can mitigate this ‘side effect’ of the option by making use of the exceptions tabs.
We’ll talk more about that in a later section.
Coming to the last option on the page and we have Block Third-party Cookies And Site Data.
Since this is an option from the same list, it also does exactly what its name suggests it would do.
But this last choice is slightly more complex if we compare it to other options which are available.
Moreover, users need to understand the fact that there is a difference between first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
Only after understanding that difference will the users be in a position where they can get the entire picture with cookies, data and their web browser.
To take an example, if the user tries to visit a website like CNN.com, each and every cookie that the user would get from the official CNN website would go down as the first-party cookie as far as Google Chrome is concerned.
However, if the same official CNN website page has a button that allows the user to share some stuff via Facebook, then the cookie that the site would store on the user’s computer system would qualify as a third-party cookie as far as Google Chrome’s classification system goes.
We are aware of the fact that some online users might think of such a simple classification system as taking care of something that is relatively innocuous.
However, that would be true only on the surface.
What do we mean by that?
We mean that there are some third-party advertising companies that have no qualms about taking advantage of specific platforms for the purposes of getting even more malicious cookies moving over and delivering damage to the user’s computer system.
If the user blocks third-party websites from saving and reading cookie data, then it would allow Chrome to guard against such a threat.
All the while, it would make it easier for Chrome to in turn make it easier for the user to manage his/her first-party cookies.
Our research shows that first-party cookies mostly come from reputable and mostly trustworthy online sources and/or destinations.
How to clear cookies in Mozilla Firefox (The Comprehensive Way)
This part of the guide should work for Firefox 53.03 and probably beyond that as well.
We want to start this portion of our guide by saying that clearing one’s web browser cookies in Mozilla Firefox web browser is a reasonably similar procedure to what users have to face when they are doing the same with Google Chrome.
Of course, the operative word here is “reasonably similar”.
In other words, there are some differences.
Perhaps some of those differences are key ones.
In order to start things off, users should perform a click on the button which is located in the top right corner of the web browser’s screen.
This button usually comes in the form of three horizontal lines.
If Google Chrome’s menu button looks like a carrot then Mozilla Firefox’s looks like a hamburger.
And that’s what they are called in the developer community.
After the user has performed a click on the gear icon, Mozilla Firefox should open up a menu which looks and feels pretty much the same as Google Chrome’s menu.
In any case, the user should click the icon that comes in the form of a gear in the Mozilla Firefox hamburger-button-enabled menu.
Clicking the gear icon should lead the user to the Firefox Options menu.
Once the user has made it to the Firefox options menu, he/she should look towards the far left side of the current window.
Then the user should scroll down a little bit until he/she reaches the tab that says Privacy and Security.
When there, the user should take a look at the section that says Cookies and Site Data.
This is where the user should try to find the button that says Manage Data.
Once the user has located the button, he/she should click the button (obvious) in order to make his/her way to the next screen for more operations.
Users who want to simply remove any and all cookies that Mozilla Firefox might have stored over the course of each and every of the user’s online web browsing sessions, should simply click the button that comes with the label of Remove All.
However, users should exercise some caution here.
On this window, Mozilla Firefox will not ask or confirm the user’s decisions.
So users need to make sure that they want to make the move that they want to make because there is no turning back once they press the button.
In order to delete cookies individually, the user has multiple options.
One option is to simply scroll through the whole given list.
And the other option is to simply make use of the search bar that appears on the top of the current window.
This search bar provides users with a method to find and manage cookies for a specific site.
After the user has actually found the cookie that he/she wants to remove from the web browser, then all that he/she has to do is to press the button that says Remove Selected.
This button typically appears in the bottom-right corner of the current window.
And that is pretty much it.
In fact, the user is done at this point.
How to manage cookies in Mozilla Firefox
Users who want to modify the way Mozilla Firefox handles their cookie requests at any given moment in time should make use of the menu that appeared when they entered the Privacy tab.
If the user is still on the window from the previous section then he/she will need to back up a bit.
Once on the right Privacy window, the user will have to go to the History section.
This is where the user should see a drop-down menu.
Users will have to click on this menu in order to select the option that says Use Customer Settings For History.
When that’s done, the user should see a set of new options appearing right under the History tab.
This is where users should know that each of the new options would allow the user to have control over a different and separate piece of the overall pie that we call a cookie.
Therefore, the first option that users have to deal with is the cookie toggle which enables cookies in their entirety.
This is easily doable with the help of two simple options that appear on the user’s screen (assuming that the user has followed the instructions mentioned in this section).
Users should carefully look at the option that says Block Cookies And Site Data.
Along with the option, Firefox also displays a warning which says that enabling this option might break some websites.
This is the reason why we want to let users know that if they check off this option, then Firefox will never allow a website to install any type of cookies on the user’s system while they are browsing the internet.
Now, it is understandable that this option may represent something a bit too over-the-top extreme.
For such users, Firefox provides other options which allow more control for specific actions.
The ‘more control’ options actually allow users to have a say on how they want Firefox to handle third-party cookies.
If users click on the menu that comes in the form of a drop-down list just above the Block Cookies And Site Data option, they will get a total of three options.
If users select the Always option from the three options then Firefox would accept third-party cookies.
This would mean that Firefox would let each and everything come through without it through proper checks and balances.
The second option on the drop-down menu list is the From Visited option.
If the user selects this option then Firefox would only store those cookies which come from third-party providers which the user has previously trusted by taking advantage of the option to add browser cookies.
The third and the last drop-down menu list option comes in the form of Never.
As readers can probably tell, this option would prevent any and all third-party cookies.
No one will ever have the opportunity to add any sort of cookies onto the user’s computer system.
In other words, this option works exactly like its name suggests it would.
Apart from the three options present in the drop-down menu, there are also other choices available for the user to make.
Just above the Accept Third-party Cookies And Site Data, there is a option which lets the user decide how long should Firefox keep specific cookies on the user’s computer system.
Clicking the box in front of this option also opens us a drop-down menu.
The menu has two options.
These come in the form of Keep Until I close Firefox and Keep Until They Expire.
If users go for the option that says Keep Until They Expire, then may actually opt for the riskier option.
Why do we say that?
We say that because sometimes cookies come with licenses which allow them to last several years.
That means, those cookies would not leave the user’s computer system, desktop or otherwise, until that time of several years has run out.
The second option from the drop-down menu is the Keep Until I Close Firefox option.
This is the option that we recommend to most users.
Or at least the ones who care more about their privacy than others.
What does this option do?
It does what it says.
Enabling this option would mean that the computer system would only store cookies belonging to third-party companies until the user ends his/her web browsing session.
The user is also free to choose the option that says Accept Cookies From Sites.
This is the option that allows users to have more control over how they want Mozilla Firefox to handle certain websites and/or cookie requests.
Users can instruct Firefox to handle cookies on a site-by-site on-the-spot basis.
In order to accomplish this, users have to start by performing a click on the option that says Exceptions.
Once there, the user should have no problem in seeing a new window with some new options.
For the purposes of adding a site to one’s Exceptions list, one should start off by typing the site into the present search bar which is present near the top of the new screen.
After that, the user should select whether or not he/she wants to Allow for Session, Block and/or Allow.
Let’s discuss each of the above-mentioned three options.
If the user selects Block, Mozilla Firefox would continue to prevent/block all cookie requests that come from that specific website which the user typed up previously.
Then there are the other options such as Allow For Session and Allow.
If the user selects any one of these options, Firefox would allow the site to get through.
Again, we’re assuming here that the user has left the original option of Above All (the box) unchecked.
On the other hand, if the user selects the option that says Allow For Session then Firefox would only allow the site to store cookies on the computer system until the user closes the web browser window.
Once the user does that, Firefox (at that point) would wipe clean the entire slate once again.
How to clear cookies in Microsoft Edge
This section of the guide should work with Edge version 42.17134.1.0 and later assuming Microsoft does not revamp the entire web browser.
The situation here is pretty much like all the other web browsers that we have mentioned so far in this guide.
And similarly to previous sections, the start of the user’s adventure of cookie control will again involve the user clicking the button that appears in the top right corner of the user’s primary Microsoft Edge window that says menu.
For Microsoft Edge, this comes in the form of three horizontal dots.
Once the user does that, the user should see Microsoft Edge dropping down a menu.
Now, the user must pay attention to the bottom-most part of this menu.
There the user should find the option that allows him/her to open Settings.
From this point moving forward, the window which appears on the far left-hand side of the user’s web browser would just swap over to the web browser’s Settings tab.
At this point in time, the user should scroll down right to the bottom of the given page.
There, the user should find the option which says Choose What To Clear right under the section that says Clear Browsing Data.
The user should now find himself/herself on a screen where he/she should see the button that says Choose What to Clear.
Once seen, the user should click that button.
After that, Microsoft Edge should take the user to the related prompt which we’ll discuss below.
Users who would like to clear up the whole of the cookies that different websites have stored on their computer system should select the box which says Cookies.
Then the user should click the button which the browser labels as Clear.
This button usually appears right at the bottom of the current page.
Users who would like to see more information and then use that information to control what type of information their web browser would delete after they close each of their web browser session, must choose a box out of the 10 or so boxes shown on the screen.
These 10 boxes allow users to clear different pieces of information regarding web browsing history and form data.
After that, the user should switch on the related toggle that’s meant for Always Clear This When I Close The Browser.
It is usually located just below the button that says Clear.
How to manage cookies in Microsoft Edge
Users who want to further manage how Microsoft Edge goes about handling various cookie requests should make their way back to the main/original Settings menu and then scroll a good bit to go all the right to the very bottom where the user should see another option which would allow him/her to open up the new Advanced Settings page.
In other words, the user will have to click the related link under Advanced Settings which says View Advanced Settings.
After the user has reached the concerned page, another window (of the same style) should pop open via the side menu option.
When this happens, the user has to scroll again for a considerable period of time before coming to the very bottom of the same menu in order to find another drop-down menu option labeled Cookies.
From this menu, the user has a total of three choices on how it wants Microsoft Edge to handle cookies.
The first of these options (which also happens to be the default Edge option) is the Don’t Block Cookies.
And the other two are Block Only Third-party Cookies and Block Cookies.
Throughout this guide, we have made efforts to explain how users should expect each of the above-mentioned settings to behave in other web browsers.
However, the unfortunate thing here is that unlike pretty much all of the other web browsers on our list, Microsoft Edge does not really allow the user to make any kind of specific exceptions relating to which websites the browser blocks and which ones it permits as far as cookies are concerned.
Each given choice in Microsoft Edge is actually a catch-all option for all the websites that the user visits.
The reason why we are mentioning this now is that, since Microsoft Edge does not offer close control of cookies as other web browsers do, users need to make sure that they know how they want Microsoft Edge to actually operate before going ahead and making any kind of final decision on the matter.
How to clear cookies in Safari
This portion of the guide should work with version 11.1.2 and probably later ones as well.
In order to clear out cookies which are available for removal in Safari on the OSX platform, users have to start the process by opening the web browser’s settings menu.
Users can easily do that by performing a click on where it says Safari in the browser’s top menu.
After that, the user should click on the option that says Preferences from the resulting drop-down menu.
From there the user should be able to see the main settings window.
When Safari opens that main window up, the user must click on the tab that says Privacy.
This tab is easy to find because it comes with an icon that contains a hand surrounded by a gray circle.
Needless to say, this is where Safari allows users to configure all of their cookie data and also preferences.
In order to clear out all cookies completely, the user should first click on the option that says Manage Website Data.
Then the user should look at the new screen to find a host of other options.
Like we mentioned before, pretty similar to other web browsers, Safari also allows users to see a complete list of each and every cookie that a given website has currently stored on the user’s computer as a part of the user’s browsing session.
In order to delete all the cookies which the browser has kept on the system, the user has to start off by typing the exact site that he/she is trying to manage directly into the current window’s search bar.
The search bar appears in the top right corner of the screen, for those who did not already know that.
Once the user has done that, Safari will show the user a list of all the cookies which are associated with the particular domain that the user typed up before.
This is the time when the user has to select the website that he/she wants to delete.
Once the user has selected the website, he/she has to click the button that says Remove.
And that is it.
There is nothing more to be done on the Safari web browser to delete one’s cookies.
How to manage cookies in Safari
Unlike some of the other web browsers mentioned on this list, Safari has actually simplified to a great degree the management of cookies.
To start things off, the user should stay exactly where he/she is.
That is, in the Privacy tab that we mentioned above.
Under the Privacy tab, the user should see two more settings.
Each of the two settings would come with its own set of two more options.
The first of these options is the Website tracking option.
The user should know that the default behavior of this option is to prevent cross-site tracking.
If the user enables this option, then Safari ensures that the user has sufficient protection against those persistent and pesky tracking cookies.
Safari also provides users with the option of opting into the Do Not Track feature.
To do that, the user simply has to check the box which says Ask Websites Not To Track Me.
The next option is the Cookies And Website Data.
Here too users have the option of opting for the nuclear option and tick the Block All Cookies checkbox.
However, as mentioned in the case of Firefox as well, enabling this feature may cause massive issues on more than a few websites.
How to clear cookies in Opera
This section of the guide should work with Opera version 53 and beyond as well (we hope).
Now, the thing that almost everybody on the internet knows about Opera is that it is based pretty much on the same underlying architecture of Chromium which is also present in the standard Google Chrome web browser.
For the end user, that means everything that was applicable to Google Chrome would also be applicable to Opera.
Of course, there will be some differences in how to manage and clear one’s cookies.
From an overall perspective, it should not be hard for anyone to implement the same process from Chrome on Opera.
With that out of the way, let’s talk a bit about the few but subtle differences between the two browser’s setup.
In other words, how does the user actually get from opening the web browser to accessing the menu where the user can modify his/her settings.
First, the user has to click the red O icon (which stands for Opera) that appears in the upper left corner of the web browser window.
After clicking the O icon, there should appear a drop-down menu.
From there, the user should scroll down a bit and then find the option that says More Tools.
After finding the option, instead of clicking it, the user should hover over the option.
Once the user has done that, Opera should show him/her a secondary menu which would appear slightly on the right side of the screen.
The new menu should show an option by the name of Clear Browsing Data.
Users will need to click on this option if they want to access the menu which would allow them to manage their cookies.
Now, once the user has performed a click on Clear Browsing Data , Opera will take him/her to a screen that will look pretty familiar to some users.
The new screen will also give the user an option to make the decision of deleting data.
On the same screen, Opera will show another option which will decide how far back Opera should delete the data.
Opera will also show many other options such as Basic and/or Advanced data removal.
If users click on the Advanced menu, Opera would increase all the data categories.
However, for cookies, most users will only need to make use of the Basic menu.
Users who require any kind of additional help on how they are ought to handle all things related to cookies, should go back to our Chrome section in order to find out everything else.
Towards the end of this section, we would like to mention a few more steps when it comes to handling cookies on the Opera web browser.
If the user decides to change his/her decision and hits the Cancel button on the screen that gives him/her the Clear Browser Data option, the user will be taken to the main settings menu.
We recommend that if users haven’t done so already, then they should click on the option that says Advanced in order to allow Opera to expand his/her options.
After that, the user should click the option that says Privacy and Security.
Once there, the user should click on the option that says Content Settings.
From there, it is just a matter of selecting Cookies from the shown content screen.
When that is done, the user has the option of selecting and adjusting various other cookie settings with a bit more precision.
This web browser, Opera, actually allows users to turn off irritants such as autosaving cookies.
Apart from that, it also offers some finer options such as managing cookies on a site-by-site basis and blocking cookies from third-party companies.
Users can also click the option that says See All Cookies And Site Data in order to remove specific cookies from websites individually.
How to clear cookies on the iOS platform
In order to get started on clearing cookies on the iOS platform (an Apple device), the user has to open up the iOS’ Settings app.
Once opened, the user has to scroll down a bit in order to see the button labeled Safari.
After that, the user has to click the button.
When that’s done, the user has to move further and scroll down more in order to get to the button which is labeled as Clear History And Website Data.
Once the user performed a light tap on this option, iOS will proceed to clear all the present cookies from the user’s Safari web browser.
And that, ladies and gentleman, is it.
As far as removing cookies on the iOS platform are concerned, the user is done.
Time to move on to managing iOS cookies rather than deleting them.
How to manage cookies on the iOS platforms
Safari is not that complex of a system as Android is since Safari on the iOS platform only offers users one type of cookie management tool.
But even though there is only one tool, it can block all types of cookie storage in a comprehensive manner.
To get started on this, the user has to (that thing again) scroll down while remaining on the same Safari tab as mentioned above.
Afterward, the user has toggle ON the option that says Block All Cookies.
Here comes the great part.
Once the user has toggled ON this option on the iOS platform, the Safari web browser would automatically prevent any website or anything from storing any kind of new cookies on his/her iOS device.
How to clear cookies on the Android platform
Android is our favorite platform right now.
Combine that with the fact that close to 80 percent of all smartphones have Android as their default operating system and it is easy to see why each and every gadget site has a ton of content on Android.
So how can we possibly miss making a guide on it?
With that out of the way, let’s get going on clearing cookies on the Android platform.
In order to clear all cookies on the Android platform, the best way to start is by, obviously, opening up the official Google Chrome browser from the Android device’s home screen.
The next step is to tap the three buttons which appear in the upper right corner of the user’s device screen.
From there, the user has to scroll down to the Privacy tab.
We’re going to stick with scrolling for a while and ask the user to scroll down even more on the current screen until they see a tab option labeled Clear All Cookies And Browsing Data.
After seeing the option, the user should proceed to tap it.
Now the user should be on a screen which enables him/her to see what kind of cookies has Chrome stored on his/her Android device.
There will also be an option to clear all such cookies on the user’s device.
The user can start the process of by selecting the actual time scale he/she wants to clear cookies from.
After that, it is just a matter of tapping the Clear Data button which appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen in order to delete all of it.
How to manage cookies on the Android platform
In order to successfully manage the device’s cookie behavior the user has to (wait for it!!) scroll down until he/she reaches the tab which is labeled as Site Settings from his/her Chrome Settings menu.
The next step is to actually tap the option that points to Cookies.
Then, the user should find himself/herself in a situation where he/she has a total of two options.
The two options either Allow Third-party Cookies or they Disable Cookies from the get-go by simply switching off the toggle for cookies.
And that’s it.
Short and sweet.
How to clear cookies on the Windows 10 Mobile platform
In order to start clearing the present cookies on the Windows 10 Mobile platform, the user has to start off by tapping Microsoft Edge’s icon which is located on his/her home screen.
The next step is to tap those three dots which are positioned in the bottom right corner of the user’s screen.
When the user does that, Microsoft Edge will pop up a menu.
From that menu, the user must tap the option that says Settings.
Pay attention now as any mistake here could mean disaster for, potentially, sensitive data.
Here we go.
Go to Clear Browsing Data.
And then tap the option that mentions Choose What to Clear.
Now, the user should see another menu which will have a Cookies And Saved Website Data check box.
After that, tap the Clear button which appears at the very bottom of the current page.
This last step is a must if the user wants to clear his/her cookies on the Windows 10 platform.
Finally, tap the option All Clear!
The last step will also take the user back to his/her homepage.
And that’s a wrap, folks.
If you have read this guide and have understood it, then (now) you know everything there is to know about clearing cookies from any major device and/or web browser.
That should take care of all cookies.
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