Cookies are small files that the browser uses to record data about sites you've visited. Usually sites save cookies in the user’s browser in order to easily “recognize” the user (for example, to avoid asking for their username and password again after the user recently visited a given site).
Cookies and privacy
Using cookies has some privacy risks. For example, if someone else uses your smartphone and the password is stored in the cookie, they will be able to access your accounts on websites. Someone can use your cookies to find out what pages you’ve visited or discover correlations between various pages you’ve viewed.
Delete cookie files
If you want to protect your privacy or to free up space in your smartphone's memory, you can delete all cookies.
- Tap .
- Go to the Privacy section.
- Touch Clear data.
- Enable Cookies.
- Disable all the other options (if you only want to delete cookies).
- Touch the Clear button.
- Confirm deletion.