How to Clear Cookies in Google Chrome

By Bennett Gavrish

Many websites, especially ones that require authentication or other personal information, store cookies---information about websites you visit---on your computer's hard drive. If you are using a public or shared computer, you should clear all cookies when you are done browsing the Web to prevent other people from gaining access to your personal information. Any user can remove cookies from the Google Chrome Web browser.

Step 1

Open the Google Chrome Web browser on your PC or Mac computer.

Step 2

Go to "Tools" in the top menu bar and select "Options" if you are using a PC. Mac users should go to "Chrome" in the menu bar and select "Preferences."

Step 3

Click on the "Under the Hood" tab at the top of the window.

Step 4

Press the "Content Settings" button.

Step 5

Navigate to the "Cookies" tab in the pop-up window.

Step 6

Hit the button labeled "Show cookies and other site data."

Step 7

Click on the "Remove All" button and then hit "Close" to return to the main Chrome window. All website cookies have now been cleared.