Web Browsers are one of the most important parts of today’s connected world. For every search and research, we need a browser. Every day we browse through a lot of different websites, and often these websites tend to store data locally on your computer. As these locally stored data helps the website to load faster the next time whenever you open the same website. it also helps them keeping track of the preferences you have chosen inside the website which helps the website to give you a personalized experience curated just for you. The more you browse the more data is stored in the computer, which with time can cause conflicts and might give you error in loading the websites, or simply doesn’t behave the way it should.
Almost all of the websites that you visit stores two different types of data locally on your computer.
Cookies and other site data- You all must have heard the term cookies, basically, these files include information used by the websites to function normally, track your activity on a particular website, serve personalized ads and experience, and much more. So deleting cookies could cause you to lose your browsing preferences and that tailored experience created for you will be gone, and the website will start to learn and build from fresh. Deleting cookies will also log you out of the website and end any active session going on.
Cached Images and Files – The second thing which the websites store locally on our computers are the cache files. These are the web resources that are saved on our computers, basically, the images which we see when we visit websites, so whenever we visit the same website again they don’t need to re-download or reload the images again and again, it simply keeps it locally for faster loading of the page and less consumption of data. Most of the cache files are those files that are the static files from the website which doesn’t update that frequently.
For most browsers, it is very easy to find the setting or option to clear the cookies and caches within a single click. However, doing so will clear the cache and cookies across the browser which means it will clear the caches for every website which you have visited until now and not any particular website. Deleting all of the data for every website isn’t a convenient way of practising and it may lead to malfunctioning of few websites or slow loading times. Not only that, but it will also terminate all the active sessions from any website and will log you out from every website where you have signed in.
So, instead of clearing all of the data with a single click, we can choose a particular website for whom we want to clear the data like cookie files and cache files and then clear for that particular website only. So here is a guide to clear data of a specific website and not for the whole browser, we will be covering it for the browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge and other Chromium-based browsers.
- Open Google Chrome and then enter the following line in the address bar -“
- Alternatively, you can click on the menu from the three dots at the top right corner and click on settings.
- Now, find and go to Privacy and security on the left pane and then click on Cookies and other site data.
- Scroll down and then click on See all cookies and site data.
- Find the name of the website for which you want to clear the cookies and other cache files, you can search the website by typing the name of the website in the Search Cookies text box located at the top right corner of the screen. Do note that the list is filtered showing only the data from the searched domain and not from the whole browser.
- After you have selected the website for which you want to delete the files, choose the data you want to delete and click on the dustbin icon next to the appropriate sections. You can even remove individual cookies and site data by selecting a particular site entry and then you have to click on the little “x” button beside the particular entry. If your search filters multiple domains, then you can also remove all the filtered cookies and data of the website simply by clicking on Remove all shown. Your browser will ask for a confirmation click on the clear all to delete all of the selected items for deletion.
- That’s it your browsing data will be cleared of that particular website as you have selected.
Clear Cookies, Cache and Site data for a specific website in Safari
If you are one of those few users who use the Safari browser for browsing the internet, then below we have a quick guide for you as well on how to clear browsing data, cookies and cache for a specific website.
- Open the Safari browser on your PC and then go to the menu of the browser.
- Go to Preferences located at the top left corner of the screen.
- Now, find and go to the Privacy tab and then click on Manage Website Data.
- Type the name of the website for which you want to clear the browsing data like cookies and cache files inside the textbox situated at the top right corner.
- Finally, select the data which you want to clear from your browsing and then click on the Remove button from the bottom right corner. You can repeat the same for all of the data which you want to remove for any specific website.
- Click on done once you have finished clearing the data of the websites. That’s it now you have successfully cleared the data of a website on your Safari browser
Clear Cookies, cache and site data for a specific website in Firefox
To remove cookies and cache files of a specific website on the Firefox browser, follow the quick guide below.
- Open the Mozilla Firefox browser on your computer and then on the address bar type “
- Alternatively, go to the menu of the browser which is at the top right corner of the browser’s screen.
- Now go to Preferences and then inside preferences find and enter into Privacy and security option from the left window pane.
- Scroll down, find and click on the Cookies and Site data option and then click on the Manage data button.
- Finally, type the name of the website for which you want to clear the cookies and other browsing data inside the search websites text box on the top.
- Now, you will see a filtered list, simply select all of the data which you want to delete from that specific website and then once selected click on the Remove Selected button.
- You can even remove all of the data of a website by clicking on the Remove All button.
- Click on Save changes and then close the pop-up, that’s it the selected website has been cleared with the data which you wanted to clear.
Clear Cookies, cache and site data for a specific website in Edge (Chromium )
These days a lot of Chromium-based browsers are out on the internet. Many of them are very good to use in fact some of them are even better than Google’s own Chrome browser. Microsoft Edge is one such Chromium-based browser that works very well and is very much reliable. So if you are not yet using Microsoft Edge, do give it a try and if you are using any chromium based browser including edge, then here is the tutorial on how to clear the cache or other browsing data of a specific website from the browser. Do note that this is applicable to the modern version of the Chromium-based Edge browser. Follow the guide below.
- Open Microsoft Edge browser on your PC, make sure it is the Chromium-based one.
- Now in the address bar enter the following text
- if not then you can alternatively, click on the menu of the Edge browser from the top right corner of the screen.
- Click on Settings and then Click on Site Permissions from the left navigation pane.
- Now, find and click on cookies and Site data inside site permissions.
- Click on See all cookies and site data.
- Finally, choose the data which you want to delete from a specific website on your browser for example (google.com) and then once you have selected the data to click on the bin icon right next to every entry of the data. You can also remove individual cookies and cache files by selecting a particular entry of the browsing of that website and then clicking on the same bin icon. If you have searched something that filters multiple domains, you can remove all the filtered cookie and site data by clicking on “Remove all shown”.
- Microsoft Edge will ask for a confirmation before completely deleting the browsing data, click on clear and it will delete all of the data as selected and filtered by you.
Clear Cache, Cookies and Site data for specific websites in internet Explorer 11
many of the users are still using the OG Internet Explorer 11 on their computers. So if you are one of them then this quick guide on how to clear data of a specific website is for you.
- Open the Internet Explorer on your computer and then go to the website for which you want to delete cookies, cache and other browsing data.
- Now, press the F12 button on your keyboard, it will open the developer’s option of the browser.
- Go to the Network tab.
- Finally, to clear the cache for the current website, click on the Clear Browser Cache button or simply press Ctrl + R on your keyboard and it will clear all of the browsing data of that specific website on your Internet Explorer 11.
Clearing data of a specific website can help users who are facing rendering issues, or if the website isn’t loading contents properly. Users can also use this method on their own website if they want to check if the changes made on their website is working properly or not, so in that case clearing browsing data before checking can help a lot to see the changes instantly.