Clear cache & cookies

When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them fixes certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites.

Before clearing cache & cookies

You may be signed out of your account when you clear your cache and cookies. To help make sure you can get back in:

In the Chrome app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More.
  3. Tap History and then Clear browsing data.
  4. Make sure there’s a check mark next to "Cookies, site data" and "Cached images and files."
  5. Tap Clear browsing data.

Learn how to change more cookie settings in Chrome.

In other browser apps

If you use Safari, Firefox, or another browser, check its support site for instructions.

What happens after you clear this info

After you clear cache and cookies:

  • Some settings on sites get deleted. For example, if you were signed in, you’ll need to sign in again.
  • Some sites can seem slower because content, like images, needs to load again.

How cache & cookies work

  • Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing data.
  • The cache remembers parts of pages, like images, to help them open faster during your next visit.
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