Most of us know that the cookies on the browser use b marketing and advertising companies to target the user with personalized ads and content. So, to maintain privacy and keep ourselves away from the targeted ads and marketing content, people prefer to clear cookies from the browser.
Clear Cookies on Android
Clearing Cookies from the browser helps us to reduce the targeted ads and content to some extend. When talking about cookies, we are not saying that cookies are bad things or can only be used for targeted ads.
Some websites use the browser cookie to improve the user experience, like saving some user preferences for a particular time to avoid entering or filling the data while visiting the websites.
So, Cookies are functional basically, but some prefer to clear cookies on the android and iPhone browsers.
Here we are looking at how to clear cookies on android browsers.
How to Clear cookies from Chrome on Android
Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your Android device.
Step 2: Click on the menu icon (3 vertical dots) in the top right corner.
Step 3: From the menu items, click on Settings.
Step 4: On the settings page, find the option Privacy and security. Click on it.
Step 5: From the Privacy and security page, click on Clear browsing data.
Step 6: Now, you will be on the Clear browsing data page.
Under the Basic tab, you can see three options
- Browsing History
- Cookie and site data
- Cached images and files
Select Cookie and site data & Cached images and files. Remember that if you select Browsing History, it will clear the visited site URLs details too. So pick it only if you needed.
Also, you can find the time range. Select the time range as per your choice.
If you select All time, it will clear all the selected data from the beginning.
If you select last hour, it will delete only the last hour data. Similarly, you can choose 24 hours, 7 days, or last 4 weeks.
Once all done, click on the Clear data button at the bottom. It will clear all the data as per your selection.
How to Clear cookies from Firefox on Android
Step 1: Open Firefox on your Android device.
Step 2: Click on the menu option (3 vertical dots) on the top right or bottom right corner (depends upon the toolbar placement as per your preference).
Step 3: Click on the Settings option from the list.
Step 4: In the settings page, scroll down and click on the Delete browsing data option.
Step 5: On the next page, you will find options like
- Open tabs
- Browsing history and site data
- Cached images and files
- Site permissions
By default, it will select all the options. So untick all and choose only Cookies & Cached images and files.
Now click on Delete browsing data. It will ask for your confirmation. Click on DELETE, and it will delete the selected data.
Like in the Chrome browser, there is no option to select the time range on Firefox. So on Firefox, it will delete all the data from the beginning.