How Can I Delete and Remove Cookies?
Cookies are maintained by your web browser, so the method for deleting them will vary depending on which browser you are using. The method for how to clear cookies is listed below.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 – 11.0
Select the ‘Tools->Internet Options’ menu item, and then click the ‘Delete…’ button under the ‘General’ tab. Check the ‘Cookies’ option, check/uncheck other options as required and click ‘Delete’.
Note – the ‘Tools’ option can also be accessed by clicking the ‘gear’ icon in Internet Explorer’s toolbar.
Microsoft Edge – Windows 10
In Edge, click the three dots/lines button in the top right corner, then the history/clock button. Select ‘view your browing history’ then click ‘Clear history’ and ‘show more’. Now you can delete cookies, browser history, and more.
Firefox 7.0 and newer
Select the ‘Tools->Options’ menu item (may be under the Firefox button) and click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Click the ‘remove individual cookies’ link, and you will be shown a list of all cookies stored by Firefox. You can select which cookies to delete and then press ‘Remove Cookies’, or you can simply click ‘Remove All Cookies’ to delete them all.
Select the ‘Tools->Clear Recent History’ menu item. Choose the time range you wish to clear, then check the ‘Cookies’ option, check/uncheck other options as required and click ‘Clear Now’.
Google Chrome 5.0
Click the ‘parallel bars’ menu button, choose the ‘Settings’ option, then scroll down and click the ‘Advanced’ link. Alternatively for older versions of Chrome choose ‘Options’ on the ‘Customize and control’ menu, then open the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab. In the ‘Privacy and security’ section, click on the ‘Clear browsing data…’ button then check the ‘Delete cookies and other site data’ option and check/uncheck other options as required. Choose the time period you wish to clear and click ‘Clear browsing data’. Alternatively, to delete specific cookies, click on ‘Content settings’ instead of ‘Clear browsing data’, and then choose the ‘Cookies’ option. You can now tell Chrome to delete all cookies on exiting your browser session, or click on ‘See all cookies and site data’ to choose a particular website whose cookies you wish to delete immediately.
Choose ‘Preferences…’ on the ‘Settings’ or ‘Edit’ menu (Windows) or the Safari menu (MacOS), then open the ‘Privacy’ tab and click the ‘Details…’ button. Individual cookies can be deleted by selecting them and clicking ‘Remove’ or they can all be deleted by clicking ‘Remove All’.
Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad)
From the home screen tap the ‘Settings’ icon, then choose ‘Safari’. Tap the ‘Clear Cookies’ option to delete all cookies, and confirm by tapping ‘Clear’.
Tap the ‘Internet’ icon to start the browser, then press the phone’s menu button. From the list of options, choose ‘More’, and then select ‘Settings’, then ‘Privacy and Security’. Scroll down the resulting list and tap on ‘Clear all cookie data’.
Start Chrome, then open the options menu and scroll down to ‘Settings’, followed by ‘Site setttings’, then ‘Privacy’ (under ‘Advanced’). If there is a ‘Clear Browsing Data’ option, select it – otherwise it can be found by pressing the options menu button (three dots) again. You can now choose to delete cookies, browsing history and/or internet cache.
Windows Phone 10
In the Edge Browser, tap ‘…’ then ‘Settings’. Tapping the ”Choose what to clear’ item will allow you to erase browser history, cookies, stored passwords and temporary internet files.
Windows Phone 7/8
In Internet Explorer, tap ‘More…’ then ‘Settings’. Tapping the ‘Delete History’ item will allow you to erase browser history, cookies, stored passwords and temporary internet files.
Open the browser from the home screen, then press the Menu key, followed by ‘Options’. Under ‘Privacy & Security’ you can choose what sort of browsing information to delete. Click ‘Clear Now’ to delete the selected data.
Note: If you delete all the cookies on your computer, some websites may require you to re-enter the information which was previously stored in their cookies.