How to Delete Individual Cookies in Google Chrome

Google Chrome, by default, will store cookies for websites that want to remember data about you when you visit them. While some sites can use this data maliciously, the majority of sites are either tracking the pages you view when you visit, or they are remembering data about you to improve your experience with the site. Some people are suspicious of cookies, however, and consider their usage to be a security risk. For this reason, they might elect to clear all cookies when they close a Chrome browsing session. But if there are certain sites for which you do want to keep these cookies on your computer, this solution is not ideal. Fortunately you can learn how to delete individual cookies in Google Chrome, thereby allowing you to choose which site’s cookies you can leave in Google Chrome.

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Delete Cookies for a Specific Site in Chrome

Cookies can make your life a lot easier if you are visiting a site that customizes your browsing experience based upon your previous actions. This is especially true of sites that you visit a lot, where constantly re-entering information can be a hassle. But you do not need to store cookies for every site that you visit, so there is probably no harm that can come of deleting a cookie from a site that you visit infrequently, or to which you are unlikely to return. You can delete the cookies from this particular site in Chrome by using the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome.

Step 2: Click the wrench icon at the top-right corner of the window, then click Settings at the bottom of the menu.

chrome settings menu

Step 3: Click the blue Show advanced settings link at the bottom of the window.

chrome show advanced settings

Step 4: Click the Content Settings button in the Privacy section of the window.

chrome privacy content settings button

Step 5: Click the All cookies and site data button in the Cookies section of the window.

how to delete individual cookies in google chrome

Step 6: Click the site whose cookies you want to delete, then click the X at the right side of the window.

choose the cookies to delete in chrome

Repeat Step 6 for each site whose cookies you want to delete. When you are done deleting the cookies for individual sites in Chrome, click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

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