How to clear internet browser cookies and cache; Simple steps to clear your browsing history

    Is your internet browser working slow? Know How to clear internet browser cookies and cache
    By HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on Jan 06 2022, 04:01 PM IST
    You can clear internet browser cookies and cache with these simple and easy steps.
    You can clear internet browser cookies and cache with these simple and easy steps. (REUTERS)
    You can clear internet browser cookies and cache with these simple and easy steps.
    You can clear internet browser cookies and cache with these simple and easy steps. (REUTERS)

    An Android phone's web browser is something that we use every day while surfing the Internet. However, continuous browsing leads to data accumulation, which typically slows down your gadget. This affects your browser loading timing. The larger your browser's cache, the more bloated your browser will become. Some of the data is stored from the websites that you might not even be visiting anymore and ideally, all of these things should be removed. So, in order to get an enjoyable experience, we show you how to clear internet browser cookies and cache. Do not worry, it will not take long, you can clear your browsing history with these simple steps.

    Though these cookies from websites you frequently visit are helpful in utilising your gadget's resources in a better way, but constant accumulation of data will slow your Internet browser considerably and it requires cleaning by you. Also, know that internet browser cookies and cache are used by websites to track your browsing history to serve personalized advertising.

    Hence, clear this data out regularly to keep your web browser lean and mean and running efficiently. You can store a few websites’ cookies that you frequently visit. Know how you can clear websites cookies and cache from your internet browser.

    How to clear internet browser cache and cookies

    The steps to clear cookies and cache differ slightly depending on the type of phone and web browser app you are using. Since Google Chrome, Mozilla’s Firfox are the most used browsing platforms, we have mentioned simple and easy steps to clear this data on Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox browser.

    How to clear cache and cookies from Google Chrome

    Step 1: Go to the Android version of Google Chrome in your phone and tap on the three dots or ‘More’ in the top right corner of the browser

    Step 2: Next, click on the History and then go to Clear browsing data. Alternatively, you can access this from the Chrome Settings menu, by going to Privacy and Security. There you will find an option to clear browsing data.

    Step 3: Google chrome offers Basic and Advanced settings for clearing your Browsing history, Cookies and site data and Cached images and files. You can either clear the entire history or select a specified time range like the past 24 hours or up to the last four weeks.

    Step 4: You can also select what you want to delete like saved passwords, autofill form data and Site settings from the browsing history and tap on ‘Clear’.

    Step 5: Once done, it will then delete the cookies and cache based on your preferences without any other prompts.

    How to clear cookies and cache from Mozilla Firefox

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    10 Minutes
    • Smartphone
    • Mobile
    • Updated browser
    • Internet
    Step 1: Clearing the cookies and cache from within the Mozilla Firefox is much similar to the Google Chrome. Open the Mozilla Firefox.
    Step 2: Then go to the three dot or More option and open Settings.
    Step 3: Now, You will see the the option to clear your browsing history.
    Step 4: Select the options as per your preferences and clear the browser history.

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    First Published Date: 06 Jan, 02:13 PM IST
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