How to Delete Cookies in Chrome (and More)

In this post, you’ll see:

In this instance, I’m using Windows 10 PC and Android. Let’s get started.

How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Chrome

PC

​Open the Chrome browser.

​Copy and paste it into the address bar: chrome://settings/cookies

Hit the “Enter” key and you will see the “Cookies and other site data” screen.

You can now see these options:

  • Allow all cookies
  • Block third-party cookies in Incognito
  • Block third-party cookies
  • Block all cookies

The options are self-explanatory, aren’t they? If you want, you can expand the option to learn more about it. Remember, Google Chrome doesn’t recommend the latter.

Choose the one you prefer.

Android

Open the Chrome app.

​Hit the three vertical dots at the top.

Tap Settings > Site settings.

​Tap “Cookies.”

​You can now see these options:

  • Allow cookies
  • Block third-party cookies in Incognito
  • Block third-party cookies
  • Block all cookies

The options are self-explanatory, aren’t they? Remember, Chrome for Android doesn’t recommend the latter.

Choose the one you prefer.

How to Delete Cookies in Chrome

PC

How to Delete Cookies Selectively

Open the Chrome browser.

Paste chrome://settings/cookies on the address bar and press the “Enter” key.

Hit “See all cookies and site data.”

You can now see all cookies in your Chrome browser.

Click on the “Trash can” icon next to the cookie you want to delete and it will remove it.

If you want to delete cookies from a specific site, I suggest that you use the search box above.

Enter the name of the website in the search box and all cookies associated with this website will be displayed.

Click the “Remove All Shown” button.

Click on “Clear all” on the confirmation pop-up to remove them all at once.

How to Delete All Cookies

If you want to remove all cookies, click on the “Remove All” option.

On the confirmation pop-up, click “Clear all.”

Here is an alternative way to do this:

Press CTRL + Shift + Delete button, and you will see a pop-up.

Navigate to the “Advanced” tab.

Select “All time” from the drop-down list next to the “Time range.”

Select “Cookies and other site data.” Uncheck all other options.

Click on the “Clear data” button.

Android

How to Clear Cookies Selectively

Open Chrome app

Tap the three vertical dots at the top > Settings > Site settings > All sites.

Tap the one you want to delete.

Click on the “Trash can” icon.

You should now see a confirmation pop-up. Read the message in the pop-up because this happens when you press “Clear.”

Tap “Clear.”

Note: If you want to delete cookies from a particular site, use the search box and search for the name of the site. Now you can see all cookies from this site. Use the above steps to remove them.

Clear All Cookies

Open the Chrome app.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top.

Tap Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data.

Navigate to the “Advanced” tab.

Select “All time” from the duration drop-down list.

Select “Cookies and site data.” Uncheck all other options.

Tap “Clear data.”

In the confirmation pop-up, tap “Clear.”

How to Set Chrome to Delete Cookies and Site Data Automatically When You Quit Chrome

PC

In the address bar of your Chrome browser, type chrome://settings/cookies and then press the “Enter” key.

Activate the switch beside “Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome.”

That’s it. From now on, when you exit Chrome, the cookies and site data will be automatically deleted.

Note: To stop this, follow the steps above and disable it instead of enabling it.

How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Firefox

PC

​Open the Firefox browser.

​Copy and paste it into the address bar: about:preferences#privacy

​Hit the “Enter” key, and you will see the “Privacy & Security” screen.

Now, select “Standard” or “Strict” if you want to allow all cookies except for cross-site tracking cookies.

Or select “Custom.” Uncheck the “Cookies” if you want to allow all cookies.

Check the “Cookies” if you want to block cookies. Open the drop-down list beside “Cookies” to set which cookies you want to block.

From the drop-down list, you can see the following options:

  • Cross-site and social media trackers
  • Cookies from unvisited websites
  • All third-party cookies
  • All cookies

Select the one you prefer from the drop-down list.

Android

Open the Firefox app.

Click on the three vertical dots below > Settings.

​Tap “Enhanced Tracking Protection.”

Now, you can see these options: Standard, Strict, and Custom.

Select the one you prefer. Before you select one, check the section above where I talked about what each option can do.

How to Delete Cookies in Firefox

PC

How to Delete Cookies Selectively

Paste about:preferences#privacy in the address bar of your Firefox browser and press the “Enter” key.

In the “Cookies and Site Data” section, you will find the “Manage Data” button. Click on it.

Now, you can see all cookies in the Firefox browser. Remember that if you see “0” in the “Cookies” column for an entry, it means that the entry is not a cookie.

If you want to delete an individual one, then select it and click the “Remove Selected” button.

If you wish to delete cookies from a particular website, enter the name of the website in the search box. Now, you will see all cookies belonging to this website. Click the “Remove All Shown” button below to remove all of them at once.

If you want to delete all cookies, click the “Remove All” button.

Alternative Way

Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete, and the “Clear Recent History” pop-up will appear.

Choose “Everything” from the drop-down list next to the “Time range to clear.”

Select “Cookies.” Uncheck the remaining options.

Click on the “OK” button.

Android

How to Delete All Cookies

Open the Firefox app.

Tap the three vertical dots at the bottom.

Click Settings > Delete browsing data.

Uncheck everything except “Cookies.”

Tap the “Delete browsing data” button.

Click “Delete” in the pop-up.

Note: There is no way to selectively remove cookies.

How to Set Firefox to Clear Cookies on Exit

PC

Open the Firefox browser.

In the address bar, type about:preferences#privacy and then press the “Enter” key.

In the “Cookies and Site Data” section, you will see “Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed.” Select it.

That’s all.

If you want to stop this, follow the steps above but remove the selection instead of selecting it.

Android

Open the Firefox app.

Hit the three vertical dots at the bottom.

Tap “Settings.”

Click on “Delete browsing data on quit.”

Now activate the switch.

Select “Cookies.” Select or deselect others as per your wish.

That’s all. From now on, if you hit the “Quit” option to exit the Firefox app, the app deletes the cookies along with others that you’ve chosen automatically.

You can see the “Quit” option by tapping the three vertical dots below.

Note: If you want to stop this, deactivate the above-mentioned switch or deactivate the “Cookies.”

How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Edge

PC

Open Edge browser.

In the address bar, input edge://settings/content/cookies and then press the “Enter” key.

Besides “Allow sites to save and read cookies data,” you can see a switch.

Enable (to enable) or disable (to disable) it.

That’s it.

If you’ve turned on cookies, you can enable or disable “Block third-party cookies.”

Activate the latter if you want to block third-party cookies. Deactivate it if you want to allow all cookies.

Android

Open the Edge app.

Hit the three horizontal dots button at the bottom.

Tap Settings > Site permissions.

Click on “Cookies.”

Enable (to enable) or disable (to disable) the switch beside “Cookies.”

That’s all.

If you’ve turned on cookies, you can enable or disable “Block third-party cookies.”

Activate the latter if you want to block third-party cookies. Deactivate it if you want to allow all cookies.

How to Delete Cookies in Edge

PC

Open Edge browser.

In the address bar, type edge://settings/sitedata and then press the “Enter” key.

You can now see all cookies in your Edge browser. Remember that if you do not see the cookie label in an entry, it is not a cookie.

To remove a single one, tap the “Trash can” beside it.

To remove cookies from a specific site, enter the site name in the search box. Now, click on “Remove all shown” button. In the pop-up, click on the “Clear” button.

To remove all cookies at once, click the “Remove all” button. In the pop-up, click the “Clear” button.

Here is an alternative way to remove all cookies at once:

Press CTRL + Shift + Delete keys.

In the pop-up, from the drop-down list, select “All time.”

Select “Cookies and other site data.” Unselect others.

Hit “Clear now” button.

Android

Open the Edge app.

Hit the three horizontal dots button at the bottom.

Click on “Settings.”

Tap “Privacy and Security.”

Tap “Clear browsing data.”

Select “Cookies and site data.” Unselect the others.

Hit “Clear” button.

In the pop-up, tap “Clear.”

How to Set Edge to Clear Cookies on Exit

PC

Open Edge browser.

In the address bar, type edge://settings/clearbrowsingdataonclose and then press the “Enter” key.

Enable “Cookies and other site data.”

That’s all.

If you do not want certain website cookies to be deleted when you close the browser, you must add it by clicking the “Add” button.

If you want to cancel this, follow the steps above but disable it instead of enabling it.

Read: How to View Favorites on Edge

Android

Open the Edge app.

Hit the three horizontal dots button at the bottom.

Tap “Settings.”

Hit “Privacy and Security.”

Hit “Clear browsing data.”

Now activate the switch.

Select “Cookies and site data.” Select or unselect others as per your wish.

That’s all. From now on, if you hit the “Exit browser” option to exit the Edge app, the app will clear the cookies (along with others you’ve chosen) automatically.

You can see the “Exit browser” option by tapping on the three horizontal dots below.

Note: If you want to stop this, deactivate the above-mentioned switch or deactivate the “Cookies and site data.”