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Clear Cookies and Cache in Chrome


The controls to clear browsing history, cache, cookies, and other data in Chrome are all stored in the same screen. To get to these controls and select what data will be cleared, follow these instructions.

How To

Note: These screenshots are taken in Chrome on Windows but the process is identical on Mac and Linux computers.

1. Click the Chrome menu button

Click the button that looks like "three dots" in the top right corner of the Chrome window.

2. Hover mouse on the "More tools" menu item

A sub-menu will appear containing more tools. One of those tools is the "Clear browsing data..." option.


3.  Click "Clear browsing data..."

In the sub-menu which has appeared, click Clear browsing data.


4. Choose what to clear

Click the various checkboxes on the left of the window to select or deselect the items in the list of what to clear.

Check the three options show on the Basic screen:

  • Browsing history
  • Cookies and other site data
  • Cached images and files



5. Click the "Clear data" button

The browsing data from your computer has been cleared. Close this tab and continue to use Chrome.