How to Delete Cookies on an iPad

Websites you visit on your iPad install cookies on the device to help build your online profile and make browsing easier. However, cookies can also cause problems like slowing down your browser performance over time or lead to cyber-criminal activity.


How to Delete Cookies on an iPad


If you want to know how to delete cookies from your iPad, we’ll tell you how in this article. We’ll also cover how to clear your cache history of sites you’ve previously visited and even how to block cookies.


How to Delete Cookies on an iPad in Safari


To delete only the cookies from Safari on your iPad, do the following:



  1. Open “Settings.”

  2. Select “Safari,” “Advanced,” and “Website Data.”

  3. Click on “Remove All Website Data.”


To delete your history and cookies:



  1. Open “Settings.”

  2. Select “Safari,” then “Clear History and Website Data.”


Note: Deleting your cookies, history, and browsing data in Safari will not change your AutoFill information.


How to Delete Cookies on an iPad in Chrome


To delete only the cookies from Chrome on your iPad, do the following:



  1. Open “Settings.”

  2. Select “Chrome,” “Advanced,” and “Website Data.”

  3. Click on “Remove All Website Data.”


To delete your history and cookies:



  1. Open “Settings.”

  2. Select “Chrome,” then “Clear History and Website Data.”


Note: Deleting your cookies, history, and browsing data in Chrome will not change your AutoFill information.


How to Delete Cookies on an iPad in Firefox?


To delete only the cookies from Firefox on your iPad, do the following:



  1. Open “Settings.”

  2. Select “Firefox” “Advanced,” and “Website Data.”

  3. Click on “Remove All Website Data.”


To delete your history and cookies:



  1. Open “Settings.”

  2. Select “Firefox,” then “Clear History and Website Data.”


Note: Deleting your cookies, history, and browsing data in Firefox will not change your AutoFill information.


How to Clear Cookies in Other Browsers


To delete the cookies on your iPad in other browsers, do the following:



  1. Open “Settings.”

  2. Select the browser from which you wish to delete the cookies.

  3. Click on “Advanced,” then “Website Data.”

  4. Select “Remove All Website Data.”


Why Should You Delete Cookies on Your iPad?


There are several reasons why it’s a good idea to consider removing browser cookies from your iPad.


It May Help Resolve Speed Issues


Over time, the accumulation of browser cookies can slow things down. If your iPad is running low on storage space, or your browser is taking a while to display web pages, clearing your cookies may help speed things up.


To Keep Your Data Safe


Corrupt cookies can help cyber-criminals potentially gain access to browser sessions and steal personal data.


To Keep Your Personal Data Personal


Browser cookies store your personal information, remember the websites you visit and what you did there. They also help websites track and follow you around the web to build a detailed picture of your online habits and target you with adverts based on your activity.


If You Share Your iPad


Consider clearing cookies if you’re concerned about the people you share the iPad with seeing your browsing history.


Additional FAQs


Can I clear cookies from a specific website?


Yes, you can delete cookies from a particular site. To do so using Chrome:


1. Open Chrome.


2. From the top right, click on the three-dotted horizontal “More” menu.


3. Select “Settings,” then beneath “Privacy and security” select “Cookies and other site data.”


4. Select “See all cookies and site data.”


5. From the top right, search for and select the website you wish to clear cookies from.


6. To the right of the website, click on the “Remove” trash icon.



Can I block cookies from being set?


Yes, you can block cookies. To block them in Safari:


1. Open “Settings.”


2. Scroll down to “Safari” and select it.


3. Scroll down to “Privacy & Security.”


4. Toggle ON the “Block All Cookies” option.



Can I have my cookies automatically deleted?


Yes, you can arrange for cookies to get deleted automatically by using content blockers. These are third-party extensions and apps that allow Safari to block content such as cookies, resources, images, pop-ups, etc. To get a content blocker:


1. Visit the App Store to download a content blocking app.


2. Click on “Settings,” “Safari,” and “Content Blockers.”


3. Set up the extension you wish to use. More than one content blocker can be used.



How is my website history different from cookies?


The difference between cache history and cookies is cache history stores online page resources to decrease loading time for frequently visited web pages.


Cookies store user information and choices to track preferences.



Stop Your iPad OD’ing on Browser Cookies


Browser cookies are a piece of data placed on your device by the websites you visit. If you visit that website again, you can essentially continue where you left off in terms of being signed in and viewing content that may be of interest based on your activity the previous time.


But when there is a build-up of cookies stored on your browser it can slow down your iPad performance. In addition, it can create a hacker’s dream scenario and let them easily facilitate cyber-crime using your data. Therefore, it’s good practice to occasionally delete cookies on all the devices you use to browse the internet.


Were you able to successfully delete all your iPad browser cookies and if so, have you noticed a change in your web browsing experience? Have you considered deleting your cached history? Let us know in the comments section below.

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