Many users have heard of the risk and management needs of cookies. Learn how to manage and delete cookies for each browser. First of all, it is important to understand the role of cookies and understand why they should keep some cookies.
What is a cookie?
Cookies store user and user preference information, and Web sites use this information for various purposes. Some cookies do not require you to log in or configure your site every time you visit a website.
Sensitive personal information can also be stored. This includes the user’s website navigation path. However, this is also the information used to facilitate the user’s web life and deliver targeted advertising. At the same time, there are still many users who consider such tracking information to be a privacy threat.
A cookie sends data to a web page that the user visits. Websites or site owners can identify users with this data, and violate privacy extensively. Therefore, it would be beneficial to periodically delete some of your cookies and Internet usage records.
Why should I clear my browsing history?
You may not want to delete third-party cookies as well as your Internet search history. This is because it is much easier to have the website address or search term autocomplete when you type a word, or you may see the most recent site in your search engine results. It is also convenient to have a search history even when looking for a website that forgot to visit and bookmark a few weeks ago.
Given this convenience, it is not so difficult to delete cookies and Internet usage records. Let’s see how to adjust the deletion settings by default web browser type. Since browsers do not share websites with cookies on all visited sites, it is best to follow the instructions of your browser. Click the icon with three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the
Google Chrome browser
chrome window and select a setting from the list. Enter your cookie in the search box at the top and click “Clear Browsing History.”
Check ‘Cookies and other site data’ here. You can select the duration from the top drop-down box. As Google emphasizes, it is very convenient to delete historical data in hours, days, weeks, or even weeks. Other options in the list can also be used to selectively delete cookies, search history, and other items in the list.
Data will be deleted from all devices signed in to Chrome, as described below. If you are not logged in with a Google account, data on the device will not be affected, so you may need to repeat the process on another laptop or tablet.
Chrome also supports the deletion of certain cookies. Instead of deleting your browsing history, go to Content settings> Cookies. If you go into all the cookies and site data view in the detailed settings, you can delete and block specific cookies only. Perhaps the list is very long, and it’s hard to keep track of what to keep and what to delete, but it has the advantage of keeping cookies on the site you want.
Clear search history in Firefox
Click the menu (three horizontal bars) in the top right corner of your browser. You can also open the window directly by clicking Record in the menu and then click on “Delete Recent History” or by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Del.
Though not as much as Chrome, you can select the time option from the drop-down menu: 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, today, all.
To delete individual cookies from Firefox, click Options instead of History on the main menu.
Type “cookies” in the search box, then click the “Remove individual cookies” link. As in other browsers, there will be a tedious process of identifying many searches and cookies.
Clear the search history in the Edge browser
Click the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner of the edge and select Settings from the menu. In the ‘Clear search data’ column, click Select content to clear.
Cookies and Internet website data are checked by default, so you can simply click the ‘Clear’ button. No further deleting options are available.
If you do not want to save your cookies or history, you can enable ‘Always clear this data when I close my browser’. Clicking “More info” will show additional data to remove, such as pop-up exceptions and various permissions.
Clearing your browsing history in Opera
You will find Opera menu in the top left corner. Go to Menu> History. Or you can press Ctrl + Shift + Del as in Firefox. Opera settings are very similar to Chrome or Firefox, so you can choose the date range and delete cookies.
To remove individual cookies, choose Settings from the main menu or press Alt + P and search for ‘Cookies’. If you click on ‘All cookies and site data’ in the search results, a window like a picture below will open. Here you can search the site or manually search the list.