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Clearing Cookies and Site Data (Cache) from Browsers.

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Browser cookies are bits of information about your preference in a website which is stored by a web browser.

For example, after signing in to a website, even if you close the browser, and turn off the computer without you singing out, then when next you visit the same website, from the same browser and computer, you will be automatically signed it.

This is possible because of the cookies functionality of a browser. There are several other things that cookies can do. But, outlining them all is not the purpose of this post.

See also: How to Save your Logins Details and Passwords with Browsers.

Site Data (Cache)

Popularly known as Cache, site data are static component of a website which a browser save offline so that it does not keep downloading it from the website server every time you visit the site.

The cache functionality in web browsers is aimed at reducing ISP internet data consumption, and also speeding up to loading time of the site, because some of the website contents is already saved offline.

See also: An Explanation on What Browser Cache is.

The Issue with Browser Cookies and Cache

As you can see from the above explanation of what a browser cookie and cache is, you might say that these are very good features. If you do, you are right.

But the fact is, just like humans, computer browsers are not perfect.

Because of these imperfections, the cookie and cache features which is suppose to make you have a seamless experience when surfing the internet, can also be the reason why you are experiencing difficulty using a website feature. Or worst yet, it can prevent you from even gaining access to a website.

When this happens, your only option is to clear the existing browser cookies and cache.

See also: How to Clear an app Cache on Android and iOS Smartphone.

How to Clear the Browser Cookies and Cache (Site Data) of Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Open the Firefox Settings.

You do this, by clicking on the Hamburger icon at the far-right of the Toolbar, then click on Options from the menu that will appear.
Better still, you can just type-in or copy and paste about:preferences into the address bar, then hit the enter button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Click on the Privacy & Security option at the left navigation bar. Or simply type in Site data into the Find an Option search box.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Cookies and Site Data section and click on the Clear Data button.

Tick what you want to clear (Cookies or Cache), then click on the Clear button to start the process.

That is all.

See also: Make Chrome Browser Faster | Disable Resource-Intensive Extensions

How to Clear the Browser Cookies and Cache (Site Data) of Google Chrome.

Step 1: Open the Chrome Settings.

You do this, by clicking on the Menu icon at the far-right of the Toolbar, then click on Settings from the menu that will appear.
Better still, you can just type-in or copy and paste chrome://settings/ into the address bar, then hit the enter button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Click on the Privacy and Security option at the left navigation bar. Or simply type in Site data into the Search Settings search box.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Privacy and security section and click on the Clear browsing data.

Now tick what you want to clear (Cookies or Cache), then click on the Clear Data button to start the process.

See also: Top 6 Ways to Fix Microsoft Edge Black Screen Issues on Windows 10

Clearing Browser Cookies and Cache (Site Data) using CCleaner

Install CCleaner on your computer. Launch it and go to Custom Clean.CCleaner shows Custom Clean

Choose the Windows tab if you want to clear a Microsoft Edge browser or the Applications tab to clear other browsers.
CCleaner shows other Applications

Now, select what you want to clear e.g. Internet Cache, Cookies or others. Then click on Analyze to see the size of the files to be removed and a list of all the browser that will be affected.
CCleaner shows Analyze

Finally, click on the Run Cleaner button, then on Continue button in the pop up.
CCleaner shows Run Cleaner



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