Easy Ways to Clear Cookies on Your Computer and Smartphone

Easy Ways to Clear Cookies on Your Computer and Smartphone

Is the web browser on your computer, iPhone, or Android device slow? You may need to delete the cookies on your mobile device to restore performance.

Microsoft says that a cookie is “bits of data that are sent to and from your browser to identify you.” It remembers your preferences so you don’t have to enter them every time you visit a website.

At some point, your computer can become filled with too many cookies, slowing down its performance. Delete these temporary files on your PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone.

How to delete cookies on PC and Mac

There are many web browsers, so this article focuses on the most common ones. In particular, they will cover how to delete cookies from Google Chrome on PC and Safari on Mac.

PC users can delete cookies by following these steps:

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Click on the three dots icon in the top right corner.
  • Then click on Privacy and Security on the left.
  • Under Privacy and Security, select Clear browsing data.
  • Then check the Cookies and other website data box.
  • Click “Clear Data”.

According to the Apple support page, here’s how to delete cookies on a Mac:

  • Open the Safari app.
  • Click “Safari” and select “Preferences”.
  • Then click “Data Protection”.
  • Click “Manage Site Data”.
  • Select the website and click Delete or Delete All.

How to delete cookies on Android and Mac

Chrome and Safari are also widely used among Android and iPhone users, so this article will guide you through the steps to delete cookies on your Android device:

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Tap the three-dot icon to open Settings.
  • Tap Clear browsing data.
  • Then tap Cookies and website data.
  • Then tap on the “Clear Data” button.

If you have an iPhone, open Safari. Then tap on “Settings” and select the “Clear History and Website Data” option.

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