How to delete cookies on Android phones

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By Erric Buttlar

Users of Android mobile devices who want delete cookies on Android phones they may have downloaded when browsing the web. You might be interested to hear that clearing and deleting cookies on Android phones using browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Samsung’s own web browser, and more, is quite simple.

By clearing the cookies from your Android phone’s browser, you can better safeguard your online privacy and prevent nefarious third parties from following your online movements. This short tutorial will walk you through the procedure and demonstrate how simple it is.

If you’ve heard of “cookies,” but you’re not sure how they apply to the digital world. When you browse websites and online retailers, they put little bits of code onto your Android device. These Cookies contain information that you cannot see, but your mobile operating system stores it in the source code of your preferred web browser. Cookies can stay on your phone for a long time if you don’t set up a regular cleanup process in your browser’s settings. Although most require you to periodically manually clean them, some browsers will let you automatically clear Cookies at the end of each session.

Businesses employ cookies to monitor certain data parameters, and not all cookies are harmful. Some can monitor your online activities across several websites, reporting to businesses the websites you have visited, the searches you have made, and more. Apple recently enabled the option to block cross-site tracking in order to aid in protecting iOS users from being tracked. Google has also stated that they will soon follow suit in light of this implementation. We will revise this article as Google releases new details or confirms the feature’s launch. We’ll demonstrate how to access, delete, and clear Cookies from your Android phone in the interim.

Delete cookies on Android

The process for deleting cookies varies slightly depending on the browser you prefer to use to browse the web. Here, you can take control of your online privacy and delete third-party cookies thanks to our instructions for the most popular Android browsers.

Remove Chrome cookies

  1. On your Android smartphone, launch the Chrome browser
  2. Select the top right corner of your screen by tapping the three vertical dots.
  3. At the bottom of the displayed menu, click “Settings.”
  4. Click the “Privacy and security” link, which is about in the centre of your screen.
  5. Choose “Clear browsing data” from the Privacy and security menu’s first option.
  6. Choose the sections you want to delete from Cached Images and Files, Cookies and Site Data, and Browsing History. Cookies should choose the middle option and pick the other choices if you merely want to clear. Alternatively, make sure all three are checked and click the blue “Clear data” button in the bottom right corner to entirely erase your Internet surfing history.

Delete cookies from the Firefox browser

  1. Select the three vertical dots symbol in the upper right corner of your screen, just as you would to delete these files on other browsers.
  2. At the bottom of the pop-up menu, choose “Settings.”
  3. Choose “Erase browsing data.”
  4. Using your Android phone, choose the locations you want to clean. In the middle of the list are cookies labeled. Check any additional boxes that you might not want to clear.
  5. Press the Delete browsing data button to confirm your decision, and then press Delete in the pop-up window that appears.

Samsung Internet browser

  1. On your phone’s screen, click the three horizontal bar symbol in the bottom right corner.
  2. Select Settings from the pop-up menu.
  3. Choose the option for Privacy and Security.
  4. Click Delete Browsing Data in the Personal data section.
  5. Choose the areas of your Android phone that you want to clean, then tap the blue Delete Data button. In the ensuing pop-up window, confirm the deletion procedure.

The procedure is the same to erase cookies on Android phones using different Internet browsers. On your phone, locate the main menu, select Settings, and then go to the Privacy and Security section. You will probably find a clearing option for your browsing history here, and your cookies will also be cleaned. If you are still having issues deleting cookies on your Android phone while using a browser that is not on this list, head over to the official browser website where you can find step-by-step instructions in their support materials.

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