How to clear cookies on Android (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Samsung Internet)

If you're worried about your online privacy, it helps to clear the cookies stored by your Android browser, whether it's Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera (Mini), or Samsung Internet. While cookies save your preferences to offer a more personalized browsing experience, they also allow sites to track you and gather data about you. This tutorial illustrates the steps you need to take to clear the cookies on your Android device when using Chrome, Samsung Internet, Firefox, or Opera (Mini):

NOTE: To learn more about cookies and what they're used for, read What are cookies and what do they do?

How to clear the cookies in Chrome on Android

If you're using the popular Google Chrome as the browser on your Android device, start by opening it. Then, tap the More button from the upper-right corner. Its icon looks like 3 vertical dots.

Press More

From the available options, tap on History.

Go to History

On the History screen, you can see your browsing history. Tap the "Clear browsing data…" option on top.

Tap on Clear browsing data

This takes you to the Basic options for clearing browsing data. First, change the Time range by tapping on the option next to it - in our case, Last hour.

Tap to change the Time range

From the dropdown menu, select All time to get rid of all the cookies.

We recommend this option because it also clears the oldest cookies stored, and those are most likely to be outdated.

Tap All time to clear all the cookies

Then, unless you also want to clear the Browsing history or cached data, uncheck the other two options. When you are done, tap on the Clear data button from the lower-right corner.

Decide what to delete and press Clear data

That's it! Your cookies are cleared, and you can close the History screen to continue browsing with Google Chrome.

TIP: To clear the cookies stored in Google Chrome on your computer, read: How to clear cookies on Chrome: All you need to know.

How to clear cookies in Samsung Internet on Android

If you're using a Samsung Android device, it comes with the Samsung Internet browser, which is also available to install from the Google Play Store. To clear its cookies, launch the browser and press the hamburger button in the lower-right corner.

Tap the hamburger button

In the menu that appears, access Settings.

Tap on Settings

In the Advanced section, tap on "Privacy and security."

Go to Privacy and security

On the next screen, tap on "Delete browsing data" from the Personal data section.

Access Delete browsing data

To remove the cookies from Samsung Internet, select "Cookies and site data," and then press Delete.

Decide what data to clear and tap Delete

The message "Personal data deleted" is briefly displayed at the bottom of your screen.

The personal data you selected is cleared

That's it! The cookies stored by the Samsung Internet browser are cleared from your Android device.

How to clear the cookies in Firefox on Android

Mozilla Firefox is our all-time favorite browser. If you're also a fan, here's how you can clear its cookies on your Android device. To begin, launch Firefox and tap on the menu button that looks like three vertical dots from the upper-right corner.

Press the menu button

From the available options shown, tap on Settings.

Go to Settings

The option you are looking for, "Clear private data," is located at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it.

Press Clear private data

Next, Firefox displays a pop-up with a list of all the private data you can remove from it, including "Cookies & active logins," which is what we're after. If all you want to remove are the cookies, uncheck all the other options, and then tap on Clear data from the lower-right corner.

Clearing data in Mozilla Firefox

Firefox returns you to the Settings screen and offers feedback by displaying the "Private data cleared" message at the bottom.

The private data you selected was cleared from Firefox

That's it! The cookies have been cleared from your Android's Firefox and you can continue browsing.

TIP: To clear the cookies stored by Firefox on your PC, read How to view and remove the cookies stored in Mozilla Firefox.

How to clear cookies in Opera on Android

If your browser of choice is Opera, launch it and tap the Opera icon in the lower-right corner of the browser.

Tap the O button in the bottom-right corner

Tap on Settings at the bottom to access more options.

Go to Settings

In Opera's Settings, scroll down until you find the Privacy section, at the bottom of the list.

Then, tap on "Clear browsing data."

Clear browsing data under Privacy

The Clear data screen opens, letting you decide what you want to get rid of. Check the "Cookies and site data" option, and then tap on Clear data from the lower-right corner.

Choose what to delete and Clear data

Opera lets you know the action is completed by displaying a subtle Data cleared message at the bottom of the Settings screen.

Opera lets you know the data you selected is cleared

TIP: If you're also using Opera on your computer, you might also want to read these 2 ways to view and remove the cookies stored in Opera.

How to clear cookies in Opera Mini on Android

Opera Mini is the light version of Opera, so many users might prefer it on their Android devices. The settings for clearing cookies are also easier to access on your Android, compared to the main app. Launch Opera Mini and tap on the Opera icon in the bottom-right corner.

Press the O icon

This reveals a menu in the lower-right area of your screen. Tap on the cogwheel icon to access more options.

Press the cogwheel for more

On the Settings screen, tap on "Clear browsing data."

Access Clear browsing data

A pop-up lets you choose which data to remove. If you only want to get rid of the cookies in Opera Mini, uncheck all options except "Clear cookies and data." Then, press OK.

Decide what to clear and press OK

The Data cleared message briefly appears at the bottom of the screen.

The data is cleared

You have successfully cleared the cookies in Opera Mini from your Android.

Which browser's cookies are you trying to clear?

We use different browsers on our Android devices, and take the time to clear their cookies monthly. What about you? What browser are you using? And now that you know how to clear cookies on your Android, how often do you plan to do it? Let us know in the comments section.

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