A cookie is a piece of data that a site puts on your device so that the website can remember you the next time you make a visit. Cookies play a vital role in personalising your browsing experience, as they keep a track of your web activity and preferences. For example, a shopping website would store cookies on your system which would help it to save your cart information so that you don’t have to start afresh the next time. However, cookies also pose privacy risks, as they might store your sensitive information which can get into the wrong hands if targeted by hackers or people with malicious intent. Moreover, if they pile up over time, they may take up space and slow the performance of your device. Here are the various ways how to clear cookies on your iPhone (iOS 16) in 2022.
To Clear Both Your History And Cookies
If you want to clear all your browser history, cookies and cache, all you need to do is go to Settings > Safari and tap on Clear History and Website Data. In case you’re worried that this would remove or change all your AutoFill information from Safari, then let us assure you that it does not.
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To Clear Your Cookies But Keep Your History
If you don’t wish to clear your history but only want to remove cookies, go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data and then tap on Remove All Website Data.
If you want to block cookies for websites you visit in the future, go to Settings > Safari and toggle on Block All Cookies. Blocking cookies might hinder the performance efficiency of certain websites. For example, some features on a website might not work properly. You might not be able to sign in even with your correct username and password.
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Use Third-Party Content Blockers
Content blockers are third-party apps that let Safari block cookies, pop-ups and other such content. There are numerous content blocker apps available on the App Store, such as AdBlock Pro for Safari, BlockBear, Roadblock, and more. These help block ads, trackers, and unnecessary resources to speed up your browsing in Safari. To set up a content blocker:
Step 1: Download a content blocker from the App Store.
Step 2: Go to Settings > Safari > Extensions.
Step 3: Tap to turn on a listed content blocker application. That’s it!
You can even use more than one content blocker if you wish to.
In this way, you can clear cookies on your iPhone (iOS 16). In case you know of any other methods for the same, do share with us in the comments section below.
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