Cookies are small packages of codes sent by the websites that you visit and that are stored in your Web browser in order to collect information about your browsing habits and style. Specifically, cookies allow the website you visit to know your browsing history in order to offer you advertising in accordance with what you are supposedly interested in. However, cookies are considered by most users to interfere with their privacy.
Related: How to hide cookie messages on websites (Chrome and Firefox)
Thanks to the RGPD law, the European Union wants to put a stop to Web sites that fraudulently send cookies to users without their consent to know their browsing habits and thus control the advertising offered on the Web that you visit. However, there are still websites that force you to accept the cookies offered if you want to navigate that website.
However, it should be noted that the vast majority of web browsers, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla firefox, do allow the elimination of Cookies manually so you can decide at any time, the specific cookie of a website that you want to eliminate to to stop sending information about your browsing history, browsing habits, logins, etc.
If you want to know how to delete cookies from specific websites manually in your web browser either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox:
Delete cookies from specific websites in Google Chrome manually:
1. Open the Google Chrome browser and click on the icon in the form of three horizontal stripes to access the settings.
2. Within the configuration you can use the search for Settings and enter the term: Content Settings. This will highlight the configuration that we will have to access.
3. Once inside this setting you will see different sections from which you will have to click on the one with the name: “Cookies: Allow websites to save and view cookie data.“
4. Now you will find yourself in a window that shows all the Settings related to Cookies in your Chrome browser. Among all of them you will have to click on: See all cookies and website data.
5. The next screen will show a list of all the websites that so far store Cookies on your website. In this list you can find the website from which you want to delete your Cookie and delete it by simply clicking on the trash can icon displayed next to them.
6. If you want to know detailed information about a specific Cookie, you can click on it to access said information.
7. On the other hand, you can delete all Cookies at the same time by simply selecting the option: Delete all.
Delete cookies from specific websites in Mozilla Firefox manually:
1. Open your Firefox browser and go to the icon with three horizontal stripes in the upper right corner of the interface to row followed by clicking on: Choices.
2. This takes you to a new window where you will have to click on the section Privacy & Security located on the left side of the screen. Now on the right side of the interface several sections will be shown from which you will have to place yourself in the one that says: Cookies and site data.
3. Right under this section you will find the option: Manage data …
4. Now a small window will open showing the list with all the Websites that currently store Cookies in your Mozilla Firefoz browser. Here you only have to select the website from which you want to delete your cookie and once selected, click on the button: Delete selected.
5. If, on the contrary, you wish to delete all Cookies stored in Firefox, all you have to do is click on the button: Delete all.
6. Once the elimination of the desired Cookies is finished, you will have to select the button Save Changes for the changes to take full effect.
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