Remove cookies from the Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari or Opera browser




Cookies are small pieces of information that a server sends to the browser with the intention of returning this information to the server on a returning visit. This makes it easy to keep track of information about Internet users. The disadvantage of cookies, however, is that you do not know exactly what information is stored in a cookie.

Cookies can certainly make the use of the internet easier, but if you have concerns about your privacy, you can regularly remove the cookies from your PC. But when it comes to privacy, think about what you put on the internet yourself. Some people have concerns about cookies as cookies may include information about the internet behavior you don’t want web pages to see. As a result of these concerns, you might want to remove cookies from the web browser.

In this article, I will explain how to remove cookies from the most popular web browsers.

Remove cookies from Google Chrome

Open the Google Chrome menu (three horizontal lines in the upper right corner) and click Settings. Scroll down to Advanced. In the privacy and security section click on Clear browsing data, check Cookies and other site data and click Clear data.

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Disable cookies for Google Chrome

Open the Google Chrome menu (three horizontal lines in the upper right corner) and click Settings. Scroll down to Advanced. In the privacy and security section click on Content settings, click Cookies, uncheck Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended).

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Remove cookies from Firefox

Open the Firefox menu (three horizontal lines in the upper right corner) and click Options. In the left menu click Privacy & Security, scroll down to Cookies and Site data, click Clear data. Confirm the remove cookies dialog using the Clear button.

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Disable cookies for Firefox

Open the Firefox menu (three horizontal lines in the upper right corner) and click Options. In the left menu click Privacy & Security, scroll down to Cookies and Site data, enable the option Block cookies and site data (may cause websites to break) to disable cookies in Firefox.

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Remove cookies from Internet Explorer

Open the Internet Explorer menu (the wrench icon in the upper right corner) and click Internet Options. In the General tab at Browsing History click the Delete button. Find and enable the cookies and website data check box and click Delete to confirm.

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Disable cookies for Internet Explorer

Open the Internet Explorer menu (the wrench icon in the upper right corner) and click Internet Options. In the Privacy tab at Settings click the Advanced button. In the Cookies section, at First-party Cookies select Block and Third-party Cookies select Block. Uncheck Always allow session cookies. As this is a recommendation to block all cookies for Internet Explorer the options are the user’s choice, these settings might break web pages.

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Remove cookies from Microsoft Edge

Open the Microsoft Edge menu (the three dots in the upper right corner) scroll down to Settings. In the section Clear browsing data, click the Choose what to clear button, enable Cookies and saved website data and click the Clear button.

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Disable cookies for Microsoft Edge

Open the Microsoft Edge menu (the three dots in the upper right corner) scroll down to Settings. In the section, Advanced Settings, click the View advanced settings button, scroll down to Cookies and select Block all cookies from the list.

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Remove cookies from Safari

Open the Safari menu in the Mac menu bar at the top, choose Preferences from the list. Click the Privacy tab, click Remove all website data button and click Remove all. Confirm cookie removal with Remove Now.

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Disable cookies for Safari

Open the Safari menu in the Mac menu bar at the top, choose Preferences from the list. Click the Privacy tab, check Block all cookies, confirm with Block all.

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Remove cookies from Opera

Open the Opera browser menu (click the Opera icon in the top left corner). Open the History menu and click Clear browsing data. Check Cookies and other site data and click the Clear browsing data button.

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Disable cookies from Opera

Open the Opera browser menu (click the Opera icon in the top left corner), click Settings, on the left menu choose Privacy and security, scroll down to Cookies and enable Block third-party cookies and site data.

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