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How to Clear Cookies in Apple iPhone 2022 (iOS 15 and 16)

Here’s how you can clear cookies from your iPhone and free up some much-needed space.

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A cookie is a piece of data that the website stores on your device so it can recognise you the next time you visit it. Essential data like your login information is stored in cookies, so you do not have to log in every time you visit a website. Cookies can also track your browsing information and store that data to provide you with more relevant content. E-commerce websites like Amazon use cookies to store your browsing information so it can later advertise you better deals on those products. Even though they are legally allowed to do so, ethically a lot of users consider this a violation of privacy. If you want to clear or block cookies from your iPhone either to free up space or preserve your online privacy, follow the steps given below.

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Delete cookies from Safari on iPhone

Deleting cookies from your iPhone is a simple process, here’s how you can go about it.

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Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone and select Safari.

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone and select Safari.

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Step 2: Scroll down and select ‘Advanced’. In the following window select ‘Website Data’.

Step 2: Scroll down and select ‘Advanced’. In the following window select ‘Website Data’.

Step 3: If you want to remove all cookies at once, tap ‘Remove all website data’. In the following pop up select ‘Remove Now’. All cookies from the Safari browser will be deleted.

tap ‘Remove all website data’. how to clear cookies in iphone

Step 4: If you want to clear cookies from a specific website, tap on the ‘Edit’ or slide it to the left and press delete.

Step 5: Tap the red button next to the website of your choice. Press ‘Delete’ and then select ‘Done’.

The cookies from the selected website will be deleted.

Block cookies from Safari on iPhone

If you don’t want cookies storing your data, you can simply block them from Safari. Apple provides the best safety features, and blocking cookies comes in handy when you don’t want tracking cookies to keep a log of your online activity. Some sites may not work when you block them from using cookies. You may have to flag each site individually to use them again. Here’s how you can block all cookies on your iPhone. 

Step 1: Go to Settings and Select Safari.

Step 2: Under the ‘Privacy & Security’ section turn on the toggle bar for ‘Block all cookies’ and select ‘Block all’ in the popup dialogue box.

Under the ‘Privacy & Security’ section turn on the toggle bar for ‘Block all cookies’. how to clear cookies in iphone

All cookies will be blocked from storing information on your device.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of information can cookies track?

Cookies can track all kinds of information including but not limited to your login credentials, browsing history, preferred webpage language, items in your cart, search queries, device information, and even your location.

How often should I clear cookies from your iPhone?

Most cookies come with an expiration date. But it is still suggested that you clear cookies from your device every week or so. Clearing cookies also frees up much-needed storage space.

How do I block cookies on Google Chrome on iPhone?

If you use Chrome as the default browser on your iPhone, you can simply clear all cookies and browsing history by going to Chrome>Menu>History>Clear Browsing Data>Cookies, Site Data.

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