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Why Should You Clear Your Android Phone’s Cache and Cookies?

Here is how you can easily clear cache and cookies from your phone's browser.

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Are you using Google Chrome, Firefox, or Samsung Internet on your phone? Every time you access the web whether it’s Google Chrome, Firefox, or Samsung Internet, your browser collects and retains data. Regardless of whose Android smartphone you use, it’s a fine decision to get into the practice of regularly cleaning up that data. Here is how you can easily clear cache and cookies from your phone’s browser.

What are Cache and cookies and how do they work?

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Your cookies and cache contain this information, which allows your phone to quickly log in to your accounts and load regularly viewed websites. Cookies are little text files that websites create when you visit them. By preserving browsing data, they make your online experience more convenient. The cache saves elements of pages, such as graphics, to make them open faster the next time you visit. However, this data accumulates over time, eating up space on your phone and most likely incorporating cookies that track your surfing activity in order to serve targeted advertising. For instance, when you visit an e-commerce platform to buy or check a product’s price you start seeing ads for the product you have searched on the platform or other websites and their price comparisons.

Clearing them solves issues like site loading and formatting. It may appear tough to delete the cookies and cache on your Android phone browser, but it is actually more easier than it appears. If that’s the case, we’ll teach you how to improve your privacy and possibly even your speed by clearing cache and cookies on your phone.

How to clear cache and cookies in the Chrome app

  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
  • At the top right, tap More.
  • Tap History and then Clear browsing data.
  • At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  • Next to “Cookies and site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  • Tap Clear data.

How to clear cache and cookies in the Mozilla Firefox

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How to clear cache and cookies in the Mozilla Firefox

  • Select Settings from the menu button.
  • Select the Privacy & Security panel from the drop-down menu.
  • Click Clear Data… under the Cookies and Site Data section.
  • Clear the checkbox next to Cookies and Site Data.
  • Click the Clear button with the Cached Web Content checkbox selected.
  • Close the page about: preferences. Any modifications you make will be stored automatically.

Here’s another way to clear the Firefox cache:

  • Click the menu button to open the menu panel.
  • Click History and select Clear Recent History….
  • Next to Time range to clear, choose Everything from the drop-down menu, select Cache in the items list, make sure other items you want to keep are not selected and then click the OK button.

How to clear cache and cookies in the Samsung Internet

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How to clear cache and cookies in the Samsung Internet

  • Go to Settings and select Apps from the drop-down menu.

How to clear cache and cookies in the Samsung Internet

How to clear cache and cookies in the Samsung Internet

  • Decide on a storage location.

How to clear cache and cookies in the Samsung Internet

  • To delete all temporary files, tap Clear Data. To complete the operation, touch on Delete to confirm.

How to clear cache and cookies in the Samsung Internet

  • To clear the browsing cache, tap Clear Cache.

What happens after you clear Cache and Cookies?

After you’ve cleared your cache and cookies some site settings are lost. You’ll have to sign in again if you were previously logged in. Some websites may appear to be slower since material, such as photos, must be reloaded. Google’s websites, such as google.com and youtube.com, will keep you logged in if you’re signed into Chrome.

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Komila Singh
Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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