How to Delete Cookies on an iPad

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The websites you visit on your iPad place cookies on the device to help build your online profile and make browsing easier. However, cookies can also cause problems such as slower performance of your browser over time or lead to cybercriminal activity.

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



How to Delete Cookies on an iPad in Safari

To delete only cookies from Safari on your iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Select "Safari", "Advanced" and "Website Data".
  3. Click on “Delete all website data”.

To delete your history and cookies:

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Select "Safari", then "Clear History and Website Data".

Notes: 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 only delete cookies from Chrome on your iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Select "Chrome", "Advanced" and "Website Data".
  3. Click on “Delete all website data”.

To delete your history and cookies:


  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Select "Chrome", then "Clear history and website data".

Notes: Clearing your cookies, history, and browsing data in Chrome will not change your autofill information.

How do I delete cookies on an iPad in Firefox?

To delete only cookies from Firefox on your iPad, follow these steps:


  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Select "Firefox" "Advanced" and "Website Data".
  3. Click on “Delete all website data”.

To delete your history and cookies:

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Select "Firefox", then "Clear History and Website Data".

Notes: Clearing your cookies, history, and browsing data in Firefox will not change your autofill information.

How to clear cookies in other browsers

To clear cookies from your iPad in other browsers, follow these steps:

  1. Open "Settings".
  2. Select the browser from which you want to delete cookies.
  3. Click on “Advanced”, then “Website data”.
  4. Select "Delete all website data".

Why delete cookies on your iPad?

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

This can help fix speed issues

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


To protect your data

Corrupted cookies can help cybercriminals potentially access 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 track you around the web to build a detailed picture of your online habits and target you with ads based on your activity.


If you share your iPad

Consider deleting cookies if you're concerned about people you share iPad seeing your browsing history.

Additional FAQs

Can I delete cookies from a specific website?

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

1. Open Chrome.

2. At the top right, click on the horizontal three-dot menu "More".

3. Select "Settings", then under "Privacy and security", select "Cookies and other site data".

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

5. At the top right, find and select the website whose cookies you want to delete.

6. To the right of the website, click the “Delete” trash can icon.


Can I block the configuration of cookies?

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 and security".

4. Activate the "Block all cookies" option.


Can I have my cookies automatically deleted?

Yes, you can have cookies deleted automatically by using content blockers. These are third-party extensions and applications 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 blocker app.

2. Click on "Settings", "Safari" and "Content Blockers".

3. Configure the extension you want to use. Several content blockers can be used.

How is my website history different from cookies?

The difference between cache history and cookies is that cache history stores online page resources to reduce the loading time of frequently visited web pages.

Cookies store user information and choices to track preferences.

Stop Your iPad's OD About Browser Cookies

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

But when there is an accumulation of cookies stored on your browser, it can slow down the performance of your iPad. Moreover, it can create a hacker's dream scenario and allow them to easily facilitate cyber crimes using your data. Therefore, it is recommended that you occasionally delete cookies on all devices you use to browse the Internet.

Have you managed to clear all cookies from your iPad browser 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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