Cookies are very important for any website to work. However, they can cause problems too. In that case, you can delete cookies of a specific website in your Chrome browser.
Have you ever encountered website errors or slow page loading times while browsing a specific website? More often than not, the culprit could be cookies. For example, Amazon has been a lot slower and frequently crashed for me in Chrome, while it worked perfectly on other web browsers like Edge. This led me to delete the cookies of that website, and it fixed the problem.
Additionally, if you want a website to stop tracking your online activity and collect personal information, clearing that website’s cookies can help protect your privacy. Thankfully, Chrome makes it easy to delete cookies of a specific website. That way, you don’t have to delete all the cookies for the sake of a single website.
In this article, let me show you how to steps to delete cookies of a specific website in the Google Chrome browser.
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Reasons for Deleting Cookies
Here are a few important reasons why you might want to delete cookies from your web browser.
To resolve website issues: Cookies are often used to store user preferences, login information, and other data to provide a personalized browsing experience. However, in some cases, the cookie files might be corrupted and can cause website errors, slow page loading times, or other issues.
To avoid security risks: In some cases, cookies can also pose a security risk. Hackers can steal your cookies to access sensitive information, such as login credentials, and potentially gain unauthorized access to your accounts. If you want to make sure this doesn’t happen on a specific website, like a banking site, clearing cookies of that site manually can help.
How To Delete Cookies of Specific a Website in Chrome
To delete cookies of a specific website on your Google Chrome browser, follow the steps as shown below.
- Open the Chrome web browser.
- Click the three dots icon on the top right corner.
- Select the Settings option from the menu.
- Click on Privacy and Security on the sidebar.
- Click on Cookies and other site data.
- Go to the See all site data and permissions page.
- Search for the website using the search field next All sites.
- Click the delete icon next to the website name.
- Click the Clear button when prompted.
- With that, you’ve deleted that specific website’s cookies.
First, open the Chrome web browser if it is not already opened. After that, click on the three dots icon located at the top right corner of the screen. This will open the Chrome menu. From there, select “Settings” to access the browser’s settings.
In the Settings page, Select “Privacy and Security” on the sidebar and then click on the “Cookies and other site data” option on the main page.
Scroll down the page and click on the “See all site data and permissions” option.
Now, search for the website using the Search bar next to All Sites. For example, I wanted to delete all cookies related to YouTube, so I searched for YouTube. Next, click the “Delete” icon next to the website name.
Click the “Clear” button when prompted. This action deletes all the cookies and other site data of that website.
Since you’ve only deleted that website’s cookies, you don’t have to worry about all the other websites you’ve logged into or using.
That is it. It is that simple to delete cookies of a specific website in Chrome.
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