To clear cookies from your laptop, follow these steps:
- Open your web browser.
- Find and click on the three-dot icon or the gear icon on the top-right corner of the screen.
- Click on “Settings” or “Options” from the drop-down menu.
- Scroll down to find the “Privacy and Security” section and click on it.
- Look for the “Cookies and other site data” option and click on it.
- Click on the “See all cookies and site data” option.
- You will see a list of all the websites that have stored cookies on your laptop.
- You can select and remove individual cookies by clicking on the trash bin icon next to each cookie or remove all of them by clicking on “Remove all.”
- Once you have removed the cookies, close the browser window to complete the process.
Note that clearing cookies may log you out of some websites and delete certain settings or preferences.
Why Clear Cache and Cookies?
Clearing the cache and cookies from a web browser is an indispensable preliminary measure for virtually any troubleshooting related to internet browsing. The cache serves as a mechanism utilized by your internet browser to accelerate the page-loading process. Nonetheless, it can at times result in difficulties when websites undergo updates and developments since the files saved in the cache may clash with the actual coding implemented in the website. Thus, purging the cache and cookies is a fundamental technique to guarantee that any issues that may arise are indeed attributed to the website and not inconsistencies that emerge from utilizing disparate browsers.
Keyboard Shortcut for Most Browsers
If you are currently utilizing Internet Explorer, Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, you have the option to expeditiously eradicate your cache with a keyboard shortcut. Whilst navigating your browser, simultaneously press the Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys on your keyboard to unveil the appropriate window for clearing your cache.
Michael Bizzaco is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware, from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He's been covering games and tech for over ten years and has written for Dualshockers and Tom's Guide, and a bunch of other places on the world wide web.