Cookies are those small files saved on your computer/smartphone everytime you visit a website. These small files contain information like your preferences, your login data, etc, so that the next time you visit that website your web browser can use these files to log you in or to enhance the user experience.
Ever wondered how Amazon is able to show you a list of products which you viewed a few days ago. And ever wondered why you keep seeing those ads about your recently viewed products on every other website.
Over time, cookies can take a lot of your precious storage space on your iPhone. Therefore, deleting them is always a good idea just in case you are in hunt of freeing up storage space on your iPhone.
If you are looking for a guide on how to clear cookies on iPhone, you are at the right place as I am gonna tell you exactly that.
Now there are two ways by which you can delete those cookies. Either you can delete them entirely i.e for each and every website. Or you can choose to delete cookies just for a particular website.
Whatever may be your choice, this article has got you covered.
How to Clear Cookies on iPhone for each and every Website?
To clear the browsing history and cookies is very simple. All you’ve got to do is:
Step 1: Open the Settings of your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down until you find Safari.
Tap on it.
Step 3: Tap on Clear History and Website Data. Tap on Clear History and Data from the pop-up.
Needless to say, this will also clear your browsing history on Safari. In case you don’t want that to happen and want to delete just the website data (Cookies), you can do that too by following these steps:
Step 1: Jump into your iPhone’s Settings. Find Safari and tap on it.
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom and then tap on Advanced. Tap on Website Data on the next menu.
Step 3: This will explode a list of all the websites whose data has been stored on your phone. Scroll down to the bottom and then tap on Remove All Website Data.
Step 4: Tap on Remove Now.
How to Clear Cookies on iPhone for a Single Website?
Just in case you want to clear cookies related to a single website, you can do so by following these steps:
Step 1: Go into your device’s Settings. Scroll and find Safari and tap on it.
Step 2: Tap on Advanced. Tap on Website Data found at the top of the menu.
Step 3: Tap on Edit on the top-right corner. Tap on the red minus button next to the website whose data you want to delete and tap on Delete.
Once you are done deleting, tap on Done.
After getting rid of those cookies, you can even block them altogether so that they never get stored on your device ever again. (However, this is not recommended as after blocking cookies some websites may not work.)
You can block all the cookies by following these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Settings on your iPhone. Tap on Safari.
Step 2: On scrolling down a bit, you’ll find Block All Cookies. Turn it on. From the opened dialog box, tap on Block All.
Doing this will also delete the existing cookies on your iPhone.
So, that was a quick guide on how to clear cookies on iPhone. Do you know of any other way by which you can delete cookies on iPhone? Do let me know in the comments. And just in case you are stuck somewhere in the above process, let me know in the comments. I might be able to help you.
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