How to clear Cookies and Cache in Chrome?

By nawa | Updated On July 1, 2022 

Cookies and caches are one of those things you should delete frequently on your web browser. Before moving on to the steps, let’s break it down. Cookies are the small pieces of information stored on your browser by the websites you visit. Cookies are mainly used for personalizing content/advertisement and storing your login information. Whereas, caches are the stored web pages you frequently visit or previously visited. Caches help in faster loading of the web pages but it does consume a considerable amount of storage on your computer or mobile. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to clear cookies and cache in Chrome on Desktop and Mobile.

Chrome - How to Clear Cookies
Chrome - How to Clear Cookies

Delete Cookies and Cache in Chrome

What happens when you clear cookies and cache in Chrome?

As soon as you clear cache and cookies on your device, settings on some sites get deleted. For example, if you were signed in, you’ll get logged out and need to sign in again. If you turn sync on in Chrome, you’ll stay signed in to the Google Account you’re syncing to in order to delete your data across all your devices. Some sites can seem slower because content, like images, needs to load again.

How to Clear Cookies and Cache in Chrome on Desktop?

  1. Click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner.
    Click on the three-dot icon
  2. Select More tools and Clear browsing data…. You can also press Ctrl + Shift + Delete
    Select Clear browsing data.....
  3. Set the time range to All time.
    Select Time Range
  4. Make sure “Cookies and site data” and “Cached images and files” is marked and click Clear data.
    Select cookies and cache

Note: Deleting cookies will log you out from most of the websites.

 

How to delete cookies and cache in Chrome on mobile?

  1. Launch Chrome on your phone.
    Open the Chrome app
  2. Tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner.
    Tap on the three-dot icon
  3. Choose Settings from the dropdown menu.
    Select Settings
  4. Scroll down and tap Privacy.
    Choose Privacy
  5. Tap Clear browsing data.
    Tap Clear browsing data
  6. Set the Time range to All time.
  7. Ensure “Cookies and site data” and “Cached images and files” is marked.
    Select Cookies and cached images and files
  8. Tap on Clear data at the bottom right corner.
    Tap Clear data
  9. Tap Clear to confirm.
    Tap Clear to confirm

 

Check out our article on How to delete cookies in Firefox. 

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