How to Remove Cookies in Google

By Ty Arthur

Anytime you enter a search query into the Google search engine or navigate to a website in the Google Chrome web browser, a file called a cookie is saved on your computer. Cookies contain small portions of data that make web pages load more quickly, but they can also be used to find out what sites you are visiting and can even sometimes contain malicious code. You can remove the cookies to keep your browsing history private.

Deleting Cookies in Google Chrome

Step 1

Click the wrench icon at the upper-right corner of the Google Chrome web browser. Scroll down and click "Options."

Step 2

Navigate to the "Under The Hood" tab and find "Privacy." Scroll down and click "Show Cookies" under the "Cookie Settings" heading.

Step 3

Find the specific cookie you want to remove in the list of saved cookies. Click the name of the cookie and then click "Remove."

Step 4

Click the "Remove All" button at the bottom of the window if you want to remove all the saved cookies.

Step 5

Click "Close" to save the changes and close the window.

Deleting Google Cookies in Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Click "Tools" at the top of the window. Select "Options."

Step 2

Navigate to the "Privacy" tab. Click the "Show Cookies" button underneath the "Cookies" heading.

Step 3

Scroll down to the folder labeled "Google." Click on the folder and then select "Remove Cookies."

Step 4

Click "Close." Click "Exceptions" underneath the "Cookie" heading if you don't want Google to store any more cookies on your computer.

Step 5

Type "http://www.google.com" into the text field and then click "Block." Click "Close" and then click "OK" to save the changes.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Google Chrome browser will continue to save cookies from any websites you visit unless you change the cookie settings. If you don't want any cookies to be saved, navigate to the "Under the Hood" window and click the "Cookie Settings" drop-down menu. Select "Block all Cookies" and then click "Close."If you want to remove all of your browsing-history data at the same time, click the wrench icon and then choose "Clear Browsing Data."If you are using a web browser other than Mozilla Firefox you may choose slightly different menu options to remove Google cookies.

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