How to Clear Cookies on iPhone

Websites use cookies, which are little files stored on your computer or mobile device, to help them remember details about you and your visit. They are able to tailor and customize your online experience in this way. To remember your login email address and how to display the website, your bank may use cookies. Cookies may be used by a merchant to keep track of the items in your shopping basket.

But there are occasions when cookies can be a concern. On an iPhone, you might need to delete your cookies to preserve storage space or fix an issue with the way your browser is acting. Some privacy activists also suggest explicit cookie blocking to stop websites from collecting your personal information.

How to Clear Cookies on iPhone

Nevertheless, even while periodically deleting cookies may be helpful, we advise leaving them enabled because disabling their results in an unpleasant and frustrating browsing experience. See our article, "How to activate cookies on an iPhone to help simplify your online surfing," if you disabled cookies in the past but subsequently decided to enable them again.

How to Delete Cookies, Cache, and History on an iPhone

  • To delete your browsing history and cookies, go to Settings > Safari and select Clear History and Website Data.
  • Your AutoFill data won't change if you clear Safari's history, cookies, and browsing data.
  • To clear your cookies without maintaining your browsing history, navigate to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data and click Remove All Website Data.
  • Turn on Private Browsing to view websites without leaving history behind.
  • The option goes gray if there is no history or webpage data to clean.
  • If you have web content limits enabled under Screen Time's Content & Privacy Restrictions, the setting can also be grayed out.

How to Delete Cookies on an iPhone in Safari

  • Tap the Settings app.
  • Click "Safari" after scrolling down.
  • On the page, click or select Advanced at the bottom.
  • Tap "Website Data" on the Advanced page. You can view the size of the cookie files for each website saved on your iPhone on the Website Data tab.
  • Press "Edit" and then tap the red symbol to the left of the site name to remove cookies just from certain sites. To confirm your selection, tap "Delete."
  • Tap "Remove All Website Data" and then tap "Remove Now" in the pop-up box to remove all of your cookies at once.
  • You may delete all of your cookies at once or only those from certain websites using the Website Data tab in Settings.

If Safari is acting strangely, you might wish to delete not only the cookies but also all of its historical data. This will free up more storage space and aid in troubleshooting. For that:

  1. Enter the Settings app.
  2. Click "Safari" after scrolling down.
  3. Simply choose "Clear History and Website Data." Tap "Clear History and Data" on the pop-up box to confirm this after that.
  4. By erasing all online history data from your phone, not just cookies, you may save up more space.

Steps to Block Cookies in Safari on iPhone

A cookie is a little bit of information that a website store on your computer or mobile device in order to recognize you when you return.

  • Tap Settings > Safari, then select Block All Cookies to decide whether Safari disables cookies.
  • Some websites may not function if you block cookies. Here are a few instances:
  • Even if you use the right username and password, you probably won't be able to check in to a website.

A notice stating that cookies are necessary or that your browser's cookies are disabled may appear.

On a website, certain functionalities might not function.

How to Disable Cookies in Safari on an iPhone

  • Open the Settings application.
  • Click "Safari" after scrolling down.
  • Slide the button to the right to enable Block All Cookies, and then hit "Block All" to confirm.
  • You can choose to block all cookies in order to stop websites from storing information about you on your iPhone.

How to Delete Cookies from Firefox on an iPhone

You may also delete the cookies in apps that use browsers other than Safari on your iPhone, such as Firefox or Google Chrome. There aren't any cookie restrictions under Settings, though. You'll need to search within the app. Example: Using Firefox

  • Open the Firefox application.
  • The menu, which resembles three horizontal lines, is located in the lower right corner of the application.
  • After selecting "Settings," select "Data Management."
  • Select "Clear Private Data," then select "OK" in the confirmation popup to confirm your selection.

How to Delete Cookies from Chrome on an iPhone

You may also delete cookies using other third-party browsers in a similar manner. How to delete cookies in Chrome is as follows:

  • The Chrome application should be open.
  • Press the lower-right menu button.
  • After selecting "Settings," select "Privacy."
  • To get a menu where you may choose what to erase, choose "Clear Browsing Data."
  • Tap the red "Clear Browsing Data" button, choose "Cookies, Site Data," and whatever else you want to delete, then accept when prompted.

How to Use Content Blockers on an iPhone

Third-party apps and plugins known as content blockers enable Safari to block cookies, pictures, resources, pop-up windows, and other types of information.

Get a content check here:

  • Get content blocking the application from the App Store.
  • Select Extensions from Settings > Safari.
  • To activate a content blocker listed, tap it.

You can employ several content blockers. If you require help, get in touch with the app's designer.

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