How to Clear Cookies from Specific Websites
If you’ve ever cleared cookies along with the browsing history just to fix an issue with a single Chrome extension or website, you must know the maddening feeling of having to re-enter unstored passwords and logging into websites all over. I’ve certainly done this quite a few times in the past and was relieved when I found that there’s an option in Google Chrome to clear cookies from specific websites.
What Is a Browser Cookie?
A web cookie is a piece of information stored specifically by the websites you visit internally in your local storage. It’s designed mainly for storing user information like button clicks, browser history of the items users in e-commerce websites & cart details when the user isn’t signed in to their account.
While it’s a really useful tool for companies, websites & convenient to users, it could also pose as a vulnerability since cookie data might serve as valuable information for hackers & rogue advertising networks. So it’s advisable to frequently clear cookies of unfamiliar sites.
Manage & Delete Cookies from Specific Web Sites
We’ll be going over two methods. Both methods work but the first method is much quicker.
Method 1 [Recommended]
Step 1: Go directly to the website whose cookies you’ll be erasing. If that website is secure you’ll see a lock icon to the left of the URL.
If it’s not secure (doesn’t use HTTPS) it’ll show an icon with an ‘i’ instead.
Click on it and then select the text that says Cookies.
Step 2: This will open up a new window show the cookies that were created for that page. Select one or all of it.
Step 3: Finally hit the Remove button to completely remove the cookies or Block to temporarily block them.
Reload the page for the new settings to take effect.
You can always repeat steps 1 & 2 and go to the Blocked tab to allow those cookies if they’re blocked.
Step 1: Open Chrome & go to Settings.
Step 2: Search for Content Settings in the Omnibox or scroll down & press Advanced to find this option.
Step 3: After going into Content Settings, select Cookies.
Step 4: In this page scroll down till you see the heading All cookies and site data. Search for the site name in the search box to the right.
Step 5: Once the results show up, press the Trash icon to delete the cookie stored.
Step 6: If the site has more than a single cookie stored, press the right arrow next to the search result. From the list of cookies, select the specific ones which you’d like to remove.
How to Delete All Your Cookies
If you still want to remove all the cookies stored by every website,
Step 1: Press the Clear Browsing History button below Content Settings in the Settings page.
Step 2: Check only Cookies and other site data unless you want to clear other information such as Browsing history, Passwords, etc. Finally, press Clear Browsing Data to clear all cookies.
It’s a really simple solution for clearing cookies from specific sites which will save a lot of time from having to re-enter information in all the websites again.