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How to Clear Cookies on Android [2021]

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Cody Walsh

Updated: Sep 16, 2021 02:18 pm

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When you visit a website, the website drops a cookie on your device. A cookie is a small file that stores user data so that the website can access those data the next time you visit the same website. This will help the website to identify you and provide a better browsing experience by saving your preferences. Besides, cookies help web pages to load faster, especially when you have visited previously.

However, cookies can be misused, and this could lead to the infringement of your online privacy. The data stored in cookies are quite sensitive and even personal. Some websites sell them to third-party advertisers for showing advertisements that you may prefer. Unfortunately, if hackers get access to these cookies, they can hack your online accounts easily. That is why it is important to clear cookies from time to time. In this article, we will illustrate how to delete cookies on Android. We will also recommend you to install ClevGuard Anti-Spyware app for complete protection of your phone data.

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1. How to Clear Cookies on Android in Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers used on Android phones. If you are using Google Chrome for internet surfing, you can clear not just cookies but also site data, cached media files, and much more. Here are the steps to clear cookies on Android in Chrome.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome app on your phone.

Step 2: Tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner.

Step 3: From the drop-down list, tap on Settings option.

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Step 4: Once Settings page opens, tap on ‘Privacy and security’ option.

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Step 5: On the next screen, tap on ‘Clear browsing data’ option.

Step 6: Now, you will see several options to select the data to delete. You should select ‘Cookies and site data’ option. You should also change the Time range to All Time from the drop-down list.

chrome cookies and site data

Step 7: Finally, tap on Clear data button to remove all the cookies from your device completely.

These are the simple steps on how to clear cookies on Chrome Android if Google Chrome is your web browser. If you use any other web browser, check the following sections.

2. How to Clear Cookies on Android in Firefox

There are many Android users who prefer Mozilla Firefox over Google Chrome as their web browser. If you are a Firefox user, you can take the following steps to clear cookies.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome app on your phone.

Step 2: Tap on the three-dot icon at the bottom right corner.

firefox settings

Step 3: From the drop-down list, tap on Settings option.

Step 4: Once Settings screen opens, tap on ‘Delete browsing data’ option.

firefox delete browsing data

Step 5: On the next screen, you have to select the data you want to delete.

Make sure you select Cookies and tap on ‘Delete browsing data’ button. You may get a confirmation message, tap on Delete option.

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These are the simple steps on how to delete cookies on Android phone for Firefox browser.

3. How to Clear Cookies on Samsung Internet

Even though Chrome and Firefox are the most used web browsers on Android smartphones, there are many users who use the default web browser set by the OEM. Samsung Internet is the default browser on Android smartphones sold by Samsung. If you use Samsung Internet browser for internet surfing, take the following steps to clear cookies.

Step 1: Open Samsung Internet browser app.

Step 2: Tap on the three-stacked line menu icon.

Step 3: Tap on Settings option.

Step 4: On the next screen, tap on ‘Privacy and security’ option.

Step 5: Then tap on ‘Delete browsing data’ option.

Step 6: From the pop-up message, select ‘Cookies and site data’ option.

Step 7: Finally, tap on Delete option.

samsung browser

These are the simple steps on how to delete cookies on Android phone for Samsung Internet browser.

4. How to Clear Cookies on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is one of the popular web browsers among Android users. If you are a regular user of Microsoft Edge, you need to take the following steps to clear cookies on your web browser.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Internet browser app.

Step 2: Tap on the three-dot menu icon at the top right corner.

Step 3: From the dropdown menu, tap on Settings options.

Step 4: On the next screen, tap on Privacy option under Advanced section.

microsoft edge settings

Step 5: Then tap on ‘Clear browsing data’ option.

Step 6: Tick mark the checkbox next to ‘Cookies and site data option’.

Step 7: Finally, tap on Clear button and if you get a confirmation message, tap on Clear option.

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These are the simple steps on how to clear cookies on Android phone for Microsoft Edge browser.

5. How to Clear Cookies on Opera

There are distinct advantages of Opera as a web browser. Hence, there are still many users who prefer Opera over others. If you use Opera as your default web browser, you should take the following steps to clear cookies.

Step 1: Open Opera app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Tap on the Menu icon at the top left corner.

Step 3: Tap on Settings option from the dropdown menu.

Step 4: On the next screen, find Privacy section and tap on ‘Clear browsing data’ option.

Step 5: Tick mark the checkbox next to ‘Clear cookies and data’ option.

Step 6: Finally, tap on Clear Data button.

opera browser data

These are the simple steps on how to clear cookies on Android phones when you are using Opera for internet surfing.

6. How to Clear Cookies on Dolphin

The following are the steps to clear cookies on Dolphin web browser.

Step 1: Open Dolphin app from the app drawer.

Step 2: Tap on the Dolphin icon at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: You will see a menu and tap on Clear data option from the menu.

Step 4: Tick mark the checkbox next to Cookies.

Step 5: Tap on ‘Clear selected data’ button.

dolphin browser data

These steps will clear the stored cookies from the web browser permanently.

7. How to Clear Cookies on Ecosia

Here are the steps to follow to clear cookies on Ecosia web browser.

Step 1: Open Ecosia app from your app drawer.

Step 2: Tap on three-dot icon at the bottom right corner.

Step 3: From the dropdown menu, tap on Settings option.

Step 4: On the next screen, tap on Privacy option.

Step 5: Then tap on ‘Clear browsing data’ option.

Step 6: You need to tick mark on the checkbox next to ‘Cookies and site data’.

ecosia browser data

Step 7: Finally, tap on Clear Data button.

Step 8: A confirmation message will appear where you have to tap on Clear button.

8. How to Clear Cookies on Puffin

Here are the steps to follow to clear cookies on Puffin web browser.

Step 1: Open Puffin app from your app drawer.

Step 2: Tap on three-dot icon at the top right corner.

Step 3: From the menu, tap on Settings(Gear Icon) at the top right corner.

Step 4: On the next screen, tap on ‘Clear browsing data’ option.

Step 5: Tick mark on the checkbox next to ‘All cookies and site data’ option.

Step 6: Finally, tap on Clear button.

puffin browser data

9. How to Protect Your Cell Phone Data

The reason for deleting cookies and clearing cache is to prevent them from landing in the hands of hackers. However, for complete protection of your cell phone data, we will recommend you to install ClevGuard Anti-Spyware. The app prevents any spyware attack through which hackers can gain access to your phone data.

The app can detect any spyware present on your phone. You can remove them instantly with a single tap. You can also understand the risk involved in any app and whether it is stealing your cell phone data. Most importantly, you can activate real-time protection for complete protection. It also supports detecting if your email account has been leaked.

Steps to Install and Use ClevGuard Anti-Spyware

Step 1: Go to Play Store through the below button or search ClevGuard app at Google Play Store. And then download it.

google play store button

clevguard application

Step 2: Once installation is over, open the app. Tap on Scan button to find any spyware presence.

clevguard scan

Step 3: Once scanning is done, you will see all the issues in the result. You can solve the issues by tapping on Resolve All button.

resolve all

Step 4: Thereafter, you can tap on Real-Time Protection tab at the bottom.

Step 5: Toggle on Real-Time Protection for 24/7 protection against spyware attacks by detecting and alerting users of malicious downloads.

clevguard real time protection

FAQs

Q1. Where are cookies stored on Android?

All cookies are stored in the web browser's cache. The reason for storing them in the web browser's cache is to access them faster and instantly when required.

Q2. What happens if I remove all cookies and site data?

When you remove all cookies and site data, all the logged data and set preferences of every website you have visited will be deleted. After deletion, when you visit a website that you have visited in the past, you may have to log in again as well as set the preferences again from the very beginning.

Q3. Why is it important to clear cache and cookies?

It is important to clear cache and cookies to protect your personal and sensitive data stored in the web browser's cache. By deleting them regularly, you are lowering the chance of those data getting breached by hackers and scammers.

Q4. Should I block all cookies?

No, you should not block all cookies. You should allow cookies for trusted websites and websites that you visit regularly. However, you should absolutely block cookies for websites that you have landed for surfing purposes only, and you will hardly visit them regularly.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you have understood how to delete cache and cookies on Android device for all the popular web browsers. You should clear cache and cookies regularly. However, there is still a chance of your web browser data getting breached in between your regular deletions. That is why we recommend you to install ClevGuard Anti-Spyware to prevent spyware attacks through which hackers get access to your phone data.

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By Cody Walsh

Posted on Aug 03, 2021 ( Updated: Sep 16, 2021 )

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.

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