Clear Cookies in Chrome When You Close the Browser

When you visit a site that is tracking your activity, then you are probably downloading a cookie to your computer. The cookie will remain on your computer for a predetermined amount of time so, if you return to the site while the cookie is still valid, it will remember where you have been, as well as any information that you have entered. This is how a site remembers you when you sign into an account. But this is a setting that you can configure yourself in most browsers, if you do not want this action to occur. For example, you can clear cookies in Google Chrome when you close the browser, ensuring that no data will be stored in the browser once you leave. So if you revisit a site after closing your browser session, it will not remember any login information that you had previously entered.

Clearing Cookies in Chrome On Browser Exit

While there are a lot of ease-of-use benefits to having cookies remembered when you close your browser, some people do not trust cookies from new sites, or they worry about potential security risks. For this reason most browsers, including Chrome, allow you to configure the browser so that these cookies are automatically deleted when you end a browsing session. Read below to learn how to clear your Chrome cookies each time you close the browser.

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome.

Step 2: Click the wrench icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

chrome wrench icon

Step 3: Click the Settings option towards the bottom of this menu.

open chrome settings menu

Step 4: Click the blue Show advanced settings link at the bottom of the window.

show chrome advanced settings

Step 5: Click the Content settings button in the Privacy section of the window.

chrome content settings

Step 6: Check the box to the left of Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window..

clear cookies in chrome when you close the browser

The next time you close your browser, Chrome will erase the data that you have accumulated during the browsing session.

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