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 clear 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, it remembers certain information, which it stores in your browser’s cookies and site data. Things like passwords and user settings can be saved so it’s easy to use the next time you visit this site. However, this data may increase and you may feel the need to clear it.
Related: What is a browser cookie?
How to clear cookies in Chrome on Android.
First, open Google Chrome on your Android phone or tablet and tap on the 3 dot menu icon in the top right corner.
Next, select “History” from the menu.
Now go to “Clear browsing data”.
This is where you can choose which browsing data you want to clear. First, select a time range for how far you want to clear.
Make sure “Cookies and Site Data” is the only selected category and tap “Clear Data”.
You may see a popup asking if you believe you want to clear data from sites that are “important to you.” Check all that you want to add and tap “Clear” to continue.
That’s it! Selected time cookies and site data will be cleared.
Related: How to use incognito mode in Google Chrome for Android.
How to clear cookies in Android Edge.
First, open Microsoft Edge on your Android phone or tablet and tap on the 3 dot menu icon in the bottom bar.
Select “Settings” from the menu.
Next, go to the “Privacy and Security” section.
Scroll down to “Clear browsing data”.
Make sure only “Cookies and site data” is selected, then tap “Clear”. Unlike Google Chrome, you can’t choose how much you want to pull back.
A popup will ask if you believe you want to clear the data. Tap “Clear” to proceed.
that’s it! All your cookies and site data will be removed. Doesn’t allow fine tuning like Edge Chrome does, but it still works. Just don’t overdo it.
Related: Clearing your cookies all the time makes the web even more annoying.