If you use Chrome or any other browser to surf the web, most of the sites you visit will place a cookie on your device to collect data about you and your activities. When you no longer want cookies on your computer, clearing the cache removes all browsing history.
When you delete cookies in your web browser, it takes care of issues like slow loading of web pages, 400 bad request errors, influx of ads that store cookies, and suspicious websites or forms.
This means you will no longer sign into websites automatically, and such sites won’t have your customized preferences. Similarly, if you use two-factor verification for specific sites, the fact that the cookies were deleted means you have to set it up all over again.
If you use Google Chrome browser, for example, on different devices, deleting the cookies from the browser on one device doesn’t delete them from another. Cookies are device-specific.
Additionally, if you use multiple web browsers on one device, for example using Chrome, Opera, or Firefox, deleting cookies from one web browser doesn’t remove them from another browser.
You can’t have the same cookies shared between browsers on one particular device.
How to clear cookies for one site in Chrome
To do this:
- Open Chrome and select the three dots at the top right side of the browser
- Select Settings
- Click Advanced at the bottom of the page
- Select Content Settings under Privacy and Security
- Click See all cookies and site data and find the site (you can enter its name in the search box to find it faster)
- Close Settings once done
- Select Lock icon next to a site’s name in the Address bar
- Click Cookies
- Expand the name of a site in the Cookies in use box, and choose a cookie
- Select Remove
Try and visit the same site again and see if you were able to delete its cookies in Chrome. Let us know in a comment if these steps worked for you.
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