Question on how to clear individual cookies in the Google Chrome web browser just came up and I thought I write a small guide here on Ghacks that provides details on how to do that.
Google Chrome, just like any other modern web browser, accepts all cookies by default. Cookies are small data packages that are saved by domains to your computer. They can be used for positive things like saving preferences or session data, and negatively perceived things like tracking the user on the Internet.
Google Chrome users can clear all browsing data, which includes cookies but also other data like the browsing and download history, by clicking on the wrench icon in the toolbar and selecting Tools > Clear Browsing Data from the menu that pops up.
Tip: Read also: how to delete site specific cookies in Chrome quickly
It is alternatively possible to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Del for the same effect. A window is displayed where the data can be cleared.
Please note that there is a link to the Adobe Flash Player storage settings. If you click on that link you will be taken to Adobe's Website Storage Settings panel where you can delete all or select Flash cookies.
Chrome does not link to the panel anymore. You may open the panel manually with a click on this link.
If you go back to the Chrome browser you may have noticed that the clear browsing data window does not offer to clear individual files. Sometimes you may want to delete a specific cookie or a set of cookies only. This can be handy for web developers testing a new site feature, users who accidentally visited a site and want to delete its traces or users who want to clear personalized data.
The easiest way to clear individual cookies in Google Chrome is to load chrome://settings/content/cookies into the address bar. This opens the cookies and other data listing in the browser. All stored cookies are displayed here. It is possible to remove all cookies or search for individual cookies.
A click on a site displays all cookies stored by that site on the computer. It takes another click to display detailed information about the cookie and the Remove button. If you click on Remove the selected cookie will be deleted from the system.
There is also a search that you may use to find cookies by a site or domain quickly. And that's how you delete standard and Flash cookies in the Chrome web browser individually.
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