How to clear the cache and cookies in my Android browser?

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As the usage time of a device increases, so does the need to keep software clean and tidy, avoiding storing unnecessary data. Clearing your browser cache and cookies is a very common option when it is needed, as it will help improve the user experience.

This is a very widespread terminology within the Internet community, as they are characterized by being informative complements to the use of navigation.

Although they differ in small ways, the relationship between them is very unique. This is because each is intended for a specific content, with the goal of store browsing data deemed relevant.



On the one hand, the cache is stored by the browser and applications, which are responsible for remembering aspects of the pages to facilitate future loads.

However, cookies are files that web pages create when they are visited, with the aim of improving the use of the Internet browser and the loading speed of pages already visited.

Have you considered clearing the cache and cookies on your computers?

Any device that has access to navigation will store this type of data, including those that work with the Android operating system.

The effect that this information can have depends directly on the degree of collection of the data stored in the device, as it accumulates directly affect the speed at which it operates.

Deciding to clear your cache and cookies will also keep the information you provide to the Internet completely private.

This is because this data is used so that the browser generator knows what to show (based on your searches) when you enter different pages.

Unfortunately the internet is a potentially dangerous site and the information can be used against you to track you down, as well as to expose your personal data. For this and other things, si recommends that you constantly delete this data from your device.



Start clearing your cache and cookies the easy way

There is a large number of programs that allow access to different corners of the Internet, which have expanded their compatibility to achieve mobile devices.

Despite the fact that Android has a default browsing style, many users shape it to their own tastes and preferences. That is why it was decided to determine the instructions for clearing the cache and cookies depending on the browser used.

Google Chrome per Android

When we refer to "default navigation" we are talking about Chrome, as this is the browser that the operating system adds by default.

To get started, open the drop-down menu within the application and go to the “Settings” section. Within this list of settings, you will find the "Privacy" section.

Among all the options present, click on “Delete browsing data” for choose what you want to delete, by checking the box "Cookies and site data" and other aspects of your preference.

At the end of the selection, simply press the “Clear data” button for the procedure to be carried out automatically.

Mozilla Firefox

Characterized by being a browser with exclusive functions, Firefox also allows you to clear the cache and cookies through its options menu.


By going into "Settings" you will be able to read an option called "Clean Private Data", which is what stores Internet browsing data.

After checking the "Cookies and active sessions" box, you can click on "Clear data" for clean the device of all accumulated cache.

Opera for Android

Although Opera has different versions, the methodology for cleaning private information is pretty much the same.


By clicking on the browser logo, access the "Settings" menu until you find the "Clear browsing data" option. Inside “Privacy” you can choose "Cookies and site data" as the content that you will proceed to delete.

In the same way it was done in previous times, you will finish by pressing the button “Delete data” in so that the content disappears automatically.


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