Clear cache and cookies

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

In the Chrome app

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Delete browsing data.
    • To delete browsing history (including open tabs), choose a duration and tap Delete 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 Delete data.

Learn how to change more cookie settings in Chrome.

In other browser apps

If you use 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, such as images, needs to load again.
  • If you're signed into Chrome, you'll stay signed in on Google's websites, such as google.com and youtube.com.

How cache and cookies work

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

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