What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on the computer or mobile devices and preserve information about interactions with visited websites. For example, this could be information about products in your shopping cart, or registration data for e-mail or social media accounts. There is much more information which cookies stores.
How does this work? If you visit a website, this places a cookie on your hard drive of your local computer. The text file is stored in the corresponding default folder of the browser used. If you return to the page, the file is automatically transferred from the browser to the web server – and also the information about your previous activities and settings on the website.
Clearing cookies in Google Chrome
Open Chrome, click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen and select settings from the drop-down list. Select the advanced options in the upper left corner under settings and click on security and privacy.
1. Open Chrome, click on the icon with the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen and select settings from the drop-down list.
2. Select the advanced options in the upper left corner under settings and click on security and privacy.
3. Select the option content settings from the menu and select cookies from the list. To clear the cookies from Chrome, select the option see all cookies and website data. Alternatively, the address ‘chrome: //settings/content/cookies’ will take you to the same view.
4. Click on remove all to delete all cookies at the same time. If you wish to delete individual cookies, you can click on the trash can next to each one.
Configure cookie settings
To set your preferences for saving cookies in Google Chrome, follow the same route as before – content settings and then cookies.
You can choose the settings from the menu shown above. You can select:
Whether websites are allowed to store and read cookies
Whether local data should be deleted after closing the browser
Whether third-party cookies should be blocked
Which websites are exempted from the custom settings, for example, if you want to allow cookies in principle, but exclude some websites or generally prohibit the storage of cookies, you can add individual websites as exceptions (this also applies if the cookies of certain websites are to be deleted after closing the browser)