How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Google Chrome

Google Chrome saves cache and cookies files from every website you visit, to make your browsing experience better. When it comes to revisiting familiar websites, cache and cookies may come in real handy. For example, cookies keep you logged in to your favorite websites, and cache files make pages load faster for a particular website.

However, not clearing your cache and cookies can sometimes cause problems. When these data are corrupted or old, websites may show errors or get stuck with stale data. That’s why clearing cache and cookies is an important step for almost any troubleshooting in internet browsing. Clearing both of these helps to reset your browser and grab fresh data from websites. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to clear cache and cookies in Google Chrome browser.

For Windows Computer

To clear cache and cookies in Chrome on any Windows computer, simply press Ctrl+Shift+Delete on your keyboard.
On the windows that pop up, check the two boxes labeled Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files. Select the time range from the drop-down menu and press the Clear data button. Now, restart your Chrome browser.

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For Android Device

To clear cache and cookies in Chrome on any Android device, open Chrome and go to Menu > Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data. Here, check the Cookies and site data and Cached images and files boxes. Select from when you want to clear these data. Now, click the Clear Data button.

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android chrome clear cache and cookies

You can turn cookies on or off in Chrome.