How to delete cookies from Android

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Preliminary information


Before getting to the heart of the tutorial, let's find out how to delete cookies from Android, it seems only right to give you more details about cookies and why deleting them can be useful.


Let's start with the basics. As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, i cookie are nothing more than information stored on the device used to surf the Net (smartphones and tablets, in this specific case) in the form of a database or individual text files that allow websites to keep track of both the identity and preferences of individual internet users. Cookies are therefore very useful, if not indispensable, in an online browsing session.

They fall into two categories: those of first parties, which are generated on your device directly from the websites you visit and those Third Party which, on the other he, concern services external to the portals visited and are generally of a purely advertising nature.

In some circumstances, the accumulation of data cookies can lead to a malfunction of one or more Internet sites, which, for example, may no longer take into account the user's preferences. In other cases, then, cookies can be used in such a way malevolent, to spy on users' browsing habits without permission. It is precisely when these situations occur that it is useful to delete cookies


To carry out the operation in question it is necessary to intervene on the browser settings used to browse online, through a simple and fast procedure, without any contraindication (other than having to log in again on the site for which the cookies have been deleted). Let's see everything in detail.

Eliminate the cookie from Android

Having made the necessary clarifications above, let's get to the real heart of the matter and let's find out how to delete cookies from Android. Below you will find illustrated how to do this with all the most popular browsers for smartphones and tablets based on the "big G" mobile platform: Chrome, Firefox, browser Samsung and Microsoft Edge.


Chrome

Purposes Chrome, the Google browser, to browse the Internet from your Android device and would like to underste how to delete the cookies in the latter? So, to begin with, take your smartphone or tablet, unlock it, go to the home screen and select theChrome app icon. Next, tap the button with i three dots vertically situato in alto a destra and seleciona la voce Settings give the menu check if you press.



In the new screen that you see at this point, tap on the wording Privacy, select the voice Clear browsing data, make sure the box next to the wording is checked Cookie and dati dei siti (otherwise you can do it yourself) e, if you want, also remove the check from the other boxes that may be selected (those relating to the cancellation of the browsing history and images and files stored in the cache). Finally, click on the button Clear data, located at the bottom right.

Please note that, by default, all cookies saved on the device are deleted. However, if you want to remove only those relating to a certain time frame, first proceed with the elimination, as I have indicated above, select the period of your interest (Last hour, Last giorno etc.) from the drop-down menu located at the top.

Firefox

Be, invent, use Firefox, the Mozilla home browser, you can delete cookies from Android by proceeding as follows: take your smartphone or tablet, unlock it and select theicona dell’app Firefox present on the home screen. Next, tap the button with i three dots vertically collocato in alto a destra and seleziona la voce Settings give the menu to compare.


In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, touch the wording Delete personal data and put a check mark in the box next to the item Cookies and active logins, in the box that is proposed to you. If present and if you think it is the case, you can uncheck the boxes next to the other agolable items (Open tabs, Navigazione timeline etc.). Finally, tap on the item Delete dati. Done!

Browser Samsung

You have a breed Android smartphone or tablet Samsung, you usually use the "stock" browser of the device, i.e. the one identified with the name of Internet, and would you like to underste how to delete cookies in the latter? Then take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and select theinternet app icon.

Once the browser screen is displayed, tap the button with the three lines horizontally located in the lower right part of the display and select the item from the menu that appears Settings. Then, tap on the item Privacy and security, located at the section Advanced.

In the new screen that is shown to you, tap the word Delete browsing data, make sure there is a tick in the box next to the item Cookie and dati dei siti (if not, affix it yourself) e, if the other agolable options do not interest you (deletion of browsing history, saved passwords, etc.), remove the tick from any additional boxes that may be selected. Then tap on the wording Delete And that's it.

Please note: depending on the version of Android installed on your Samsung device, the exact model of smartphone or tablet in your possession and the version of the Internet browser, the items to look for in the browser settings that I have indicated in this chapter may be slightly different from what you see on the display. For your information, I used a smartphone to write this tutorial Samsung Galaxy S6 updated to Android 7.0. The browser version, on the other he, is the 10.1.00.27.

Microsoft Edge

To conclude, I would like to explain to you how to delete cookies from Android by acting on the browser Microsoft Edge from Microsoft. To succeed, the first step you need to take is to take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and select theMicrosoft Edge app icon.

Once the main navigator screen is displayed, tap the button [...] located in the lower right part of the screen and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. Then select the wording Privacy che trovi in ​​corrispondenza della sezione Advanced and touches the voice Clear browsing data.

In the additional screen that is proposed to you, make sure that on the box next to the wording Cookies and website data there is a check mark (otherwise you can do it yourself) e, if you want, remove the check mark from the boxes relating to the other items (Navigazione timeline, Saved passwords etc.). Finally, click on the button Clear at the bottom right and confirm your intentions by selecting the item Clear in response to the warning that appears on the display.

If you want, you can also make sure that cookies, together with all other data relating to surfing the net, are automatically deleted every time you exit the browser, without you having to do anything. To activate this function, go back to the Edge screen through which you can delete the cookies, as I indicated earlier, then bring up ON l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla voce Delete browsing data on close which is located at the top.

After doing this, to make sure that the browsing data is deleted when the browser is closed, remember to exit Edge by proceeding as follows: on the main browser screen, tap the button [...] located at the bottom right, select the item Close the browser from the menu that appears and tap the button Logout, in response to the warning that is proposed to you on the screen.



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