How to clear cookies

Cookies refer to data that is associated with your activity and preferences across the Internet. Clearing them results in losing stored information like login status, website settings, advertising preferences, etc. Websites may also take longer to load when the cache is deleted.

View our privacy policy for details on the information we collect.



Unified method to call clearing cookies feature (PC, Mac)

The steps involved in clearing cookies and history differ depending on the web browser you're using. However, there is a unified way to access the dedicated feature:

  1. Ctrl+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut for major Windows browsers
  2. Cmd+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut for major Mac browsers


Delete cookies in Chrome

To delete cookies stored on your device:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut described above
  2. Entering into the browser bar: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
  3. In Chrome click 'More' menu icon (three dots) → 'More tools' and then 'Clear browsing data'
  4. Select the time range and data you want to clear, then click 'Clear data' to confirm
  5. In Chrome click 'More' menu icon (three dots) → 'Settings' → 'Advanced' (at the bottom) → 'Privacy and security' group → 'Content settings' → Cookies
  6. Under 'All cookies and site data', click 'Remove all'

Clear cookies in Chrome for Android

  1. Open the Chrome app
  2. At the top right, tap 'More' menu icon (three dots)
  3. Tap 'History' → 'Clear browsing data'
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select 'All time'
  5. Check the box next to 'Cookies and site data' 
  6. Tap 'Clear data' to confirm

Clear cookies in Chrome for iOS

  1. In Chrome app tap 'More' menu icon (three dots) → 'Settings' → 'Privacy' → 'Clear browsing data'
  2. Check the data you want to delete and confirm 

For details see:

  1. Clear cache & cookies
  2. Clear, enable, and manage cookies in Chrome


Delete cookies in Safari

To delete cookies stored on your device:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut described above
  2. In Safari click 'Preferences' → 'Privacy'
  3. Click 'Manage Website Data', then click 'Remove All'

See this guide for details.

Clear cookies on mobile devices

  1. Open 'Settings' menu
  2. Choose Safari → scroll down and tap 'Clear History and Data' and confirm

See this guide for details.



Delete cookies in Internet Explorer

To delete cookies stored on your device:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut described above
  2. In Internet Explorer, click 'Settings' cog → 'Delete browsing history'
  3. Select the checkbox next to 'Cookies' and confirm
  4. Launch the inetcpl.cplcommand from 'Command Prompt' or the 'Run' dialog box
  5. Select the checkbox next to 'Cookies' and confirm

For earlier versions of Internet Explorer, please check this guide


Clear cookies on mobile devices

  1. In Internet Explorer tap 'More' menu icon (three dots)
  2. Tap 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'Delete history'
  4. Tap 'Delete' to confirm


Delete cookies in Edge

To delete cookies stored on your device, access the clear cookies feature:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut described above
  2. In Microsoft Edge click 'More' menu icon (three dots) → 'Settings'
  3. Under 'Clear browsing data', select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Select the 'Cookies and saved website data' checkbox and click 'Clear'

For details see:

  1. Delete cookies
  2. Microsoft Edge, browsing data, and privacy


Delete cookies in Firefox

To delete cookies stored on your device:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut described above
  2. In Firefox click 'More' menu icon (three bars)
  3. Choose 'Options' → 'Privacy & Security' → in 'Cookies and Site Data' section click 'Clear Data' to open the 'Clear Data section' popup
  4. Check elements you would like to clear and click 'Clear' button to confirm
  5. In Firefox click 'More' menu icon (three bars)
  6. Choose 'Options' → 'Privacy & Security' → in 'History' section click 'Clear History'
  7. Use the checkboxes to choose the data you want to keep or clear, select the time range and click 'Clear Now' button to confirm

See this guide for details.


Clear cookies in Firefox for Android

  1. Tap the 'Menu' button (three-bar icon). It is either below the screen or at the top-right corner of the browser, depending on your device
  2. Tap 'Settings' → Tap 'Privacy' → 'Clear private data' 
  3. Use the checkboxes to choose the data you want to keep or clear → tap 'Clear data'
  4. A notification appears confirming your data was cleared


Clear cookies in Firefox for iOS

  1. In the browser tap the 'More' menu (three-bar icon) → 'Settings'
  2. Select 'Clear private data' → 'Cookies' 
  3. Select data you would like to clear and confirm

See this guide for details.



Delete cookies in Opera

To delete cookies stored on your device:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut described above
  2. Enter the following into the browser bar: opera://settings/clearBrowserData
  3. In Opera go to 'Settings' → 'Clear browsing data'. 
  4. Check 'Cookies and other site data' and confirm

See this guide for details.


Clear cookies in Opera Mini for Android

  1. In Opera Mini tap the 'Tools' cog
  2. Tap 'Clear browsing data' 
  3. Check data you want to clear and select 'OK' to confirm


Clear cookies in Opera Mini for iOS

  1. In Opera Mini tap Opera logo 
  2. Tap 'Settings' → 'Clear → 'Clear Cookies and Data'
  3. Confirm deletion