How to Clear Cookies on Android Phone?

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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that store information about your browser. This information is usually used to improve the experience for you and the website you are visiting. Unfortunately, cookies can also be used by a website to track your browsing behavior and collect personal data without your knowledge. To avoid this, you should clear cookies from your device often to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands.

Cookie cleaning is a simple process that can help keep you and your personal data safe on the internet while browsing.

Android cookie types

Cookies are small text files stored on the android phone that can store and retrieve information about you. With the help of cookies, you don’t need to type in your password every time you log in to a website.

There are 3 types of cookies on Android phones:

First-party cookies

These are shared between browser and app. They are stored on your device by the app or website that you’re using. These contain personal data like email addresses, names, etc.

Third-party cookies

These come from the websites that you visit and they can only be read by the website itself or an ad network such as Google Analytics or Facebook Pixel for measuring ads effectiveness. They cannot read any personal information about you like email address, name, etc.

Session Cookies

Session cookies are a type of cookie that a website or server can use to identify and track users as they navigate between pages on a website. They are created for each website session and deleted when a user closes the browser. Session cookies are typically used to keep a user logged in wherever he goes on the site, so he does not have to log in again each time he goes back to the site.

Session cookies are also known as persistent cookies.

Cookies and privacy

Many people don’t know what cookies are, but they take a lot of personal information from sites like Facebook or Google. You can think of a cookie is a piece of data that websites save on your computer or mobile device. When you visit a website, the website may allow the site to set a cookie on your browser. This cookie is saved on your device and the website can send you targeted advertisements that are tailored to your interests. Here is how you can protect your privacy if you use an Android phone.

How to Clear Cookies Manually in Android?

Cookies are a way of storing information about user activity on the website. In order to clear cookies, you can use your browser or the built-in tool in your phone.

To delete cookies from your Android device, open Settings and then select “Apps” or “Application manager.” Find the app that created the cookie and select it. From there, navigate to the Storage section where you’ll see a list of all the files associated with it.

How Clear All Cookies from Your Android Phone?

This section will provide you with the steps to follow on your Android phone to clear all cookies, history, and other data.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Scroll down and tap on “Privacy” or “Personal” depending on your device’s model.

  3. Tap on “Cookies”.

  4. Tap on “Storage”, then tap on “Clear Cookies”.

  5. Tap on clear cache, then tap ok to confirm clearing the cache

Advantages of clearing cookies

  • It prevents the android phone from remembering your browsing history

  • It prevents the android phone from sharing your browsing history with any 3rd party

  • It prevents the android phone from recording your online searches

Disadvantages of deleting cookies

  • The browser may have difficulty establishing a secure connection with a website

  • You might need to sign in again to use a website.

  • You might lose the progress record of a game

Tip to get rid of cookies

1) Use a cookie blocker browser like DuckDuckGo, Cherry browser, or Brave browser.

2) Use a cleaner app like Phone cleaner to get rid of cookies.

3) Use a security app like Nox Security, APUS Security, etc. It will block the cookies automatically.

Best Android apps for clearing cookies

DU Speed Booster

DU Speed Booster Android App is a fast and simple Cache Cleaner. It can clean the cache of all installed applications on your smartphone or tablet.

DU Speed Booster browser extension also helps in getting rid of the cache in your browsers. The cache is temporary information that your browser saves to make loading websites faster. This can be very frustrating since it slows down your overall internet speed and takes up a lot of memory space. The good news is that DU Speed Booster has been found to speed up the internet by up to 50%.

CCleaner for Android

CCleaner is one of the most popular and widely used free software that helps in cleaning up the computer’s cache files. Its job is to delete any temporary internet files and other unnecessary debris. It is a tool that can be used by both newbies and experts alike.

Clean master app

Think of the average computer user. Do they spend a lot of time and energy trying to free up space on their computer? If you said yes, then you’ve likely encountered hard drive problems before. Clean Master is a mobile app that can help get rid of cache and clean up your device so that you have more space for data.

It is designed to clear unnecessary data, speed up your smartphone, and optimize the overall performance of your device.

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster is an Android application that helps to clear cookies from your device. Cookies are small text files that websites store on your device to remember your preferences, log your progress through a website, and make it easier for you to get back to the website if you close your browser.

Ace Browser

Ace Browser is the best and easy-to-use cookie-clearing app for Android. It is intuitive and offers an easy way to clear cookies, cache, and history from your browser.

Ace browser

Turbo Cleaner

Turbo Cleaner is another popular app that is the best Android app for deleting cookies. This app has a simple interface and is very easy to use. The app can easily remove cookies, cache, and history from your device.

Turbo cleaner

Clearing Your Cookies on Goggle Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the 3 dots in the top right corner of the browser

  2. Click to open the menu and select Settings

  3. Click on Show advanced settings

  4. Scroll down and select Content settings

  5. Click on Cookies and site data

  6. Confirm that you agree to the Terms of Service, then click Done

  7. Uncheck Accept cookies from sites

  8. Click on Save Changes in the top right corner

Frequently Asked Questions

How to clear cookies on android chrome?

1. Settings

A) Click on the 3-dots in the upper right-hand corner

B) Scroll down to “History”

C) Toggle “Cookies” to “On”

D) Scroll down to “Permanently delete cookies”

E) Press “Delete Cookies and Settings”

F) Press “Clear Now”

How to remove cookies on android tablets?

  1. Choose “settings” and then “application manager”

  2. Choose the app you want to delete cookies from

  3. Press “edit” and then press “delete”

  4. Confirm deletion

How to clear google cookies on android?

To clear Google cookies on android, there are 3 methods,

1. Clear cache and data of Google Play Store app on your Android device

2. Clear browser history and cache of your Android device

3. Manually delete all cookies from your device

How to clear cookies on android Samsung galaxy s3?

  1. Go to ‘Settings’

  2. Select ‘Privacy’

  3. Scroll down to ‘Other devices’

  4. Select ‘Clear browsing data’

  5. Select your device

  6. Tap the ‘Clear browsing data button and confirm’.

How to clear cookies on android 4.4.4?

  1. Open your “Settings” menu.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the list.

  3. Tap the “Storage” menu.

  4. Tap “Clear Data” and “Clear Cookies and Data”.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, it is important to clear your browser’s cookies and android phone’s cache. This can be done by using a web browser or clearing it manually.

Cookie cleaning is a good way to avoid unknown or unwanted ads popping up on your screen. It is also a good way to prevent the data of your personal information from being sold off to third parties. Clearing the cache in your phone can help you save some space on your device.

It may seem like cookies are harmless and unnecessary pieces of data, but they have never been more so than now with the introduction of AI technology in the marketing and advertising industries.

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Sandra N. Morris
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