* Easy way to clear the cache, cookies, and browsing data in Google Chrome

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Because of the way the Google Chrome browser is set up it can be difficult for users to get into the correct settings locations to clear out the cache, cookies, and browsing history.

And indeed, many users don’t care if a browser keeps track of their Internet activity and reports that activity back to someone, sitting at a desk, in a dark room, at some undisclosed location.

Yes, it just might be that scary. So here’s how to clear that tracking information from the Google Chrome browser:

Clearing the Internet Browsing Cache

  1. In your Chrome browser toolbar, click the icon of the three horizontal lines arranged vertically in the upper-right area of the browser.
  2. Hover over More tools in the drop-down menu, and click on Clear browsing data.
  3. In the “Clear browsing data” box, select the checkbox “Cached images and files.”
  4. From the menu at the top, choose beginning of time to select all your data for deletion.
  5. Click Clear browsing data.

Clearing the Browsing History

  1. Repeat Step 1 under the instructions for Browsing Cache.
  2. Click History > History.
  3. On the left, click Clear browsing data. A box will appear.
  4. Using the drop-down menu, choose beginning of time to select all your browsing data for deletion.
  5. Check the box “browsing history.”
  6. Click Clear browsing data.

Delete the Cookies

  1. Repeat Step 1 under the instructions for Cache.
  2. Click Settings. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the “Privacy” section, click Content settings. Then under “Cookies,” click All cookies and site data.
  4. At the top right, click Remove all.
  5. At the bottom right, click Done.

Prevent Chrome from Tracking All Data

If you don’t want Chrome storing cookies, saving items to the cache, and collecting other browser data, you should browse in private with Incognito mode. You can open a new Incognito window by launching Chrome, clicking the icon of the three horizontal lines arranged vertically, and selecting New Incognito Window.

Be Safe – Backup Your Data Regularly!

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