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
- Browsing history: Clearing your browsing history deletes the following:
- Web addresses 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 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 licenses: Licenses for HTML5 protected content, like movies 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 you've visited in Chrome are removed.
- Saved passwords: Passwords 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.
There are other types of data that are related to your behavior online. These other types of data can be deleted separately:
- Search history & other Google activity: Searches and other activity on Google services are saved to your Google Account. Learn how to delete Google activity.
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 it's synced. It'll be removed from other devices and your Google Account.
- On your Android device, open Chrome .
- Tap More 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 you want to delete, tap More options. Select the types of browsing data you want to delete and tap Clear data.
- If you delete cookies and have sync turned on, Chrome keeps you signed into 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 dialog, in the address bar, type “Clear browsing data” and then tap the Action chip. Learn Chrome Actions to quickly complete tasks.
Instead of deleting entire categories of your browsing data, you can pick items to delete: