Cookies are reminders that a website is once visited by the user. The website will load more quickly if you have cookies from that website on your device. Cookies have a disadvantage that it sends the personal information of a user like an email or phone number to different advertisers. Cookies share the saved data for a third-party advertisement to enhance its working in its field.
When the advertisers get information that a person is interested in a specific thing then they start sending different advertisements along with emails for promotion. A person may receive phone calls on the personal number in which advertisers encourage you to test the product or buy their product.
This thing could be very hectic for a person to deal with if advertisers keep on disturbing them again and again. So it is encouraged that a person deletes the cookies from the web browser from time to time. It would be good practice for Android users.
Can you clear cookies on an Android phone?
Sometimes cookies are automatically saved in the web browser and users don’t even know about it. If a person wants to remove all the cookies that are saved in the Android device then certain specific steps are needed to follow. The steps that involve how to clear cookies are given below:
- The device must be turned on before starting the process of clearing cookies from the device. Move towards the main menu of the device to have the list of all the applications present in the device. Search for the Android browser application present in the device and tap on it to open it up.
- At the upper right side of the screen, there would be three vertical dots known as options icons. Select the options icon and then tap on the ‘Settings’ option from the list that appears on the screen. When you open up settings select the ‘Privacy‘ option which would be present under the advanced option.
- After selecting the privacy option click on the ‘clear browsing data option which would appear at the lower part of the screen. A popup notification will appear on the screen related to the clearing of browsing data. You just need to put a check in front of the ‘site data’ and ‘clear cookies’ checkboxes. You will be encouraged to read all the checkboxes to know which option to select and which not.
- The last step is to select the ‘clear’ button which would appear on the screen. This step will remove all the cookies present in the Android browser.
Should I delete cookies?
It is good for a person that you should not accept any of the cookies and if you have accepted one of them without knowing the consequences then you should delete them as early as possible.
If the website has updated the data present on it then the cached data would conflict with updated data. If a person again tries to move towards the same website then the website would create errors during working because of the cached data.
How to clear cookies and cache on an Android phone?
If you want to clear cookies or cache that are present in the Android device then move towards the main menu. Select the ‘More’ option and then move towards the ‘Settings’ of the device. You will find an option of ‘Privacy and Security in the settings of the device, select this option and search for the ‘clear cache’ option present over there. At last, just select the option of ‘Clear cache history’ or ‘clear all cookies’ present in the Android device.
Removing the cached data or the cookies present in the device is an important step because it may create hurdles in the future. If a person is very concerned about the privacy and security of the device then it is important to remove all the cookies related to any website to enhance privacy.
Cookies can be helpful as well as can create trouble in different situations so removing them would be a better option. All the steps that are discussed above would be helpful for a person who wants to remove cookies from his or her Android phone.