When you use a browser, like Chrome, this saves certain information in its cache and cookies of the websites you visit. That is why browsers take up twice as much space (or more) than they originally weigh. Now, before you rush to erase this data from your mobile, you should know two things:
- Cookies facilitate your experience on web pages, saving your access data and preferences.
- The cache remembers parts of the pages, like images and icons, to help them open faster the next time you visit.
In other words, unless this data is causing a problem on your Android, you should not delete it because it is very useful. But if you have noticed loading or formatting issues on sites, or you simply want to free up space on your device, below we will show you how to delete cookies and data from a website on Android.
According to web traffic analytics firm StatCounter, Chrome is by far the most used browser on Android. Do you also use it? Well, here are the steps to follow to clean the data (cookies and cache) of a website in this browser:
- Open the app Chrome on your Android.
- Play the three dots button which are in the upper right corner.
- Choose Record.
- Press on Clear browsing data.
- In Time interval, by default it will be selected Last 7 days. That means Chrome will delete the data that you have saved in the last 7 days.
- You can press this option to change it to Last minute (to erase the data of a site you have just visited), Last 24 hours, Last 4 weeks or All (this last option will eliminate absolutely all the data that has been saved in the browser).
- Check the boxes Site and cookie data and Cached files and images.
- Finally, press the button Delete data which is at the bottom. Ready!
This procedure is practically the same for all the best Android browsers. On the other hand, keep in mind that there is no way to delete cookies and data from a web page individually. The only thing you can do is change the time interval of the information that you are going to delete so as not to get rid of everything that the browser has saved.
Also, remember that after deleting this information it is normal that you have to log in again to the websites that you usually use. What’s more, the pages will probably take a little longer to load, since you have deleted the icons and images that were stored in the browser’s cache.
The good thing is that your Google account will not leave the services (YouTube, Google Search, etc.) where you use it.
How to delete the data that Google has about you
Now, with the previous steps you will not achieve delete all the information that Google and its services keep about you. To do this, you must follow another procedure. Specifically, you must see this Google AdSettings article or how to know everything that Google saves about you.
The second most used browser on Android is Samsung’s Internet. Are you one of those who uses this native browser of the Samsung Galaxy? Then follow these instructions to delete all data from web pages that the browser has saved:
- Open the app Samsung Internet on your mobile.
- Press the three horizontal lines button which is in the lower right corner.
- Press on Settings.
- Go into Personal information.
- Choose Delete navigation data.
- Check the boxes Cookies / site data and Cached images and files.
- Finally, tap the button Delete data which is in the background.
That’s it! Anyway, we hope that these tutorials have been useful for you and if you have any questions, let us know.