How To Clear Your Browser Cookies


Not all cookies are edible. Some cookies (created while browsing the internet) are used to track you digitally and are intrusive. If you’re concerned about online privacy, it’s time to learn how to clear the web browser cache and cookies. The post explains the manual and automatic ways to get rid of cookies and cache saved on the web browser.

Short on Time?

Do you not like manually cleaning cache and cookies from each browser? Worry not; to simplify things, you can use the Privacy Protector module of Advanced System Optimizer. Using this PC cleanup and optimization tool, you can boost PC performance, clean duplicate files, update drivers, free up RAM, optimize game performance, and do much more. To get the tool, click the button below:

However, before we move ahead and learn how to remove cookies and cache, let’s understand what Cookies and Cache files are.

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What is a Browser Cookie?

Browser cookies are small information about the website saved on your PC. When disabled, you cannot log into websites. The data saved in cookies is just text, still enough to track your online activity.

What is Browser Cache?

When you use a web browser to visit a page, cookies get stored on your PC. The server reads these files on the other end and prevents you from entering usernames and passwords each time you visit the website. Cookies also make online shopping easy as it saves the items in the cart until you purchase them. However, there’s a downside to it; the browser cache can be used to track you.

Therefore, if you want to keep your digital identity safe, block third-party cache and cookies designed to gather information about you. But doing so can interfere with your browsing experience. Hence, the only way to stay safe and enjoy browsing is to clear cookies after each browsing session. Below we explain how you can do it manually and using Advanced System Optimizer, the best PC cleanup tool.

How To Clear Browser Cookies and Cache?

Google Chrome

If you are a Chrome user, following the steps below, you can quickly clear the browser cache and cookies.

  • Open the Google Chrome browser.
  • In the address bar, type: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData and press the Enter key.
  • This will open a new window from where you can clear browsing data of all time and a selected range.

clear browse data

  • Select the following:

○ Browsing history
○ Cookies and other site data
○ Cached images and files

  • Next, click the down arrow next to “Time range” and choose the time for which you want to clear cached information. To remove the entire cache, select All time.
  • Click Clear data
  • Close the browser windows and re-open it to apply changes.

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Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox browser.
  • Click the three stacked lines and select Settings.


  • Select Privacy & Security > Cookies and Site Data > Clear Data.

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  • Check both Cookies and Site Data and Cached Web Content > click Clear.

clear data

  • Confirm the action by clicking Clear Now.

clear all cookies

  • Close the browser and re-launch it to save changes.

Microsoft Edge

  • Launch Microsoft Edge.
  • Click the menu button > Settings.

edge browser setting

  • Click Choose what to clear.

import browser

  • Tick Cookies and saved website and Cached data and files > Clear.

cookies and site data

  • Exit the browser and re-run it to save changes.

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  • Open Opera
  • Click Opera menu > Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear browsing data….
  • Select the timeline and the following areas:
    ○ Browsing history
    ○ Download History
    ○ Cookies and other site data
    ○ Cached images and files
  • Click Clear browsing data.
  • Exit the browser to save changes.

Using these steps, you can manually clear browser cookies and cache.

However, if you are short on time and want to automatically clear cache and cookies from browsers, use Advanced System Optimizer. The tool will help delete cookies and cache. Moreover, it helps boost system performance, update drivers, recover deleted files, and more. Follow the steps below:

Note : You must close all the running browsers before following the steps below.

  • Download and install Advanced System Optimizer.
  • Launch the PC cleanup tool.
  • Click Security & Privacy and select Privacy Protector.

aso security and privacy

  • To start scanning, click Start Privacy Scan and wait for the process to finish.

privacy protector

scanning data

  • Click the Browser tab and select the box next to browser cookies, cache, and history to clear it.

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  • Click Clean to start the process.

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Using these simple steps, you can clear your browser cache from your browsers.

Final Words –

Browser cookies and cache come in handy when you visit a site frequently and need to log in each time. However, with time this data becomes obsolete and takes up unwanted space. Also, it is one of the reasons for slowing down browser performance. Moreover, cookies and cache are used by advertisers and hackers to track your online activity.

Therefore, if you want to stay safe and protected from being a victim to a cyberattack, we suggest using the steps explained above. Alternatively, you can use Advanced System Optimizer to automate the process and easily clean cache and cookies from browsers.

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Preeti Seth
Preeti Seth

A UX writer who loves explaining technical details in a clear, crisp, and concise manner. She loves writing about technical troubleshooting, How-To's, product reviews, etc. In her free time, she loves reading, meditating, and traveling.

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