Clear Cache and Cookies in Google Chrome

Video Walk-through

Sometimes web pages may seem a little slow or Chrome is a little less responsive than usual. Maybe you are noticing that content on sites doesn’t seem to be up to date or reflecting the latest changes. Sometimes all you need to do is clear cache and cookies to resolve these and other issues.

Feel free to watch the video below or use the steps further down.


How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Google Chrome

WARNING: Clearing your cache & cookies WILL log you out of other accounts you may be logged into in other Chrome tabs. Any work in other tabs may be lost as well. Be sure you know the passwords for your signed in accounts and save any work.

  1. Click on the Chrome Menu (3 dots) in the upper-right of Chrome
  2. Next, click on Settings towards the bottom of the menu
  3. On the Settings screen, scroll to the bottom and click on the link for Show Advanced Settings”
    • This should reveal additional settings lower down. You may need to scroll slightly
  4. Locate the “Privacy” section
  5. Click on the Clear Browsing Data button
  6. In the pop-up window (See image below)
    1. Choose the time period to clear. I recommend “beginning of time”
    2. In this case, make sure to check only the following two options.
      • “Cookies and other site and plugin data”
      • “Cached images and files”
        Chrome Clear Cache and Cookies Pop-Up
  7. Once selected, click the Clear Browsing Data button

It should take just a few seconds to complete. When it is complete, the pop-up will go away and bring you back to the main Chrome Settings screen. Feel free to close the Chrome Settings tab.

You’re all done!

Now you can easily clear your cache and cookies. The first time you visit a website, it may take slightly longer as it is creating new temporary files. After the initial visit, the sites should load much faster.


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