Clear browsing data in Chrome

You can delete your browsing history and other browsing data, like saved form entries, or just delete data from a specific date.

What happens to your info

Data that can be deleted
  • Browsing history: Clearing your browsing history deletes the following:
    • Web addresses that you've visited are removed from the History page.
    • Shortcuts to those pages are removed from the New Tab page.
    • Address bar predictions for those websites are no longer shown.
  • Tabs: Open tabs on your device will be closed.
  • Cookies and site data
    • Cookies: These are files created by websites that you visit to make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. Cookies are deleted.
    • Site data: HTML5-enabled storage types including application caches, web storage data, web SQL database data and indexed database data are deleted.
    • Media licences: Licences for HTML5 protected content, like films or music that you’ve played or downloaded, are deleted.
  • Cached images and files: Chrome remembers parts of pages to help them open faster during your next visit. Text and images from pages that you've visited in Chrome are removed.
  • Saved passwords: Passwords that you saved are deleted.
  • Autofill form data: Your autofill entries are deleted, including addresses and credit cards. Cards from your Google Pay account aren't deleted.
  • Site settings: Settings and permissions that you give to websites are deleted. For example, if a site can run JavaScript, use your camera or know your location.
Data that doesn't get deleted

There are other types of data that are related to your behaviour online. These other types of data can be deleted separately:

If you're giving away your device, remember to delete your browsing data and then sign out of Chrome.

Delete your browsing data

If you sync a type of data, deleting it on your Android device will delete it everywhere that it's synced. It'll be removed from other devices and your Google Account.

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Clear browsing data.
    • To delete browsing history (including open tabs), choose a duration and tap Clear data. The default duration is 15 minutes.
    • To choose more specific types of data that you want to delete, tap More options. Select the types of browsing data that you want to delete and tap Clear data.

Tips:

  • If you delete cookies and have sync turned on, Chrome keeps you signed in to your Google Account. Your cookies will be removed from other devices and your Google Account.
  • To sign out of your Google Account on all websites, sign out of Chrome.
  • To quickly reach the Clear browsing data dialogue, in the address bar, type 'Clear browsing data' and then tap the Action chip. Learn Chrome Actions to quickly complete tasks.
Delete individual items

Instead of deleting entire categories of your browsing data, you can pick items to delete:

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