How to clear history on chrome

Google Chrome allows users to quickly and easily delete all history through one option, or by day.

To delete all history in one go:

  1. Click on the ‘spanner’ icon in the top right hand corner of Google Chrome’s window.
  2. In the window that opens, tick all options that you wish to remove (e.g. browsing history, download history, cache, cookies and saved form data).
  3. Select the period you would like to remove data from the ‘Clear data from this period’ drop down menu.
  4. Press ‘Clear Browsing Data’, and wait for Google to clear your history. After this step, the process is finished.

To delete history day by day:

  1. Click on the ‘spanner’ icon in the top left hand corner and select ‘ History’ (or press Ctrl+H on your keyboard).
  2. Chose the day you would like to delete history for – and select ‘Delete history for this day’.
  3. Confirm you would like to delete history for your chosen day by pressing ‘OK’ in the window that opens. After this step, either repeat for other days, or finish.

Go to back to the Protect Yourself page to delete other files which may be created by your browser.

Please note: Even if you take these cautionary steps, your abuser may be able to discover your online activities. To ensure that your online activities are not discovered by your abuser, it is imperative to use a computer that your abuser cannot access.

Google Chrome on PC

Open the settings:Launch Google Chrome, click the Chrome menu icon represented by three horizontal bars in the upper-right corner of the browser window, and click Settings near the bottom of the resulting drop-down menu.

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Afterward, click the blue Show advanced settings option at the bottom of the page.

This should allow you to see Privacy settings. Click the button that says Clear browsing data…

Clear the browser cache:Check the box directly left of the Empty the cache option near the middle of the new pop-up window, along with any other browser data you wish to clear, and select the beginning of time option from the drop-down menu indicating how far back you wish to clear your cache. Afterward, click the gray Clear browsing data button in the bottom-right corner and allow the cache to clear.

Mozilla Firefox for PC

Open settings:Open Mozilla Firefox, click the button with three bars in the upper-right corner of the browser window, and select Options from the resulting drop-down menu.

Clear the browser cache:Click the Advanced tab located on the right side of the navigation bar and select the Network sub-tab underneath. Afterward, click the button labeled Clear Now under the section labeled Cached Web Content, and click the OK button in the bottom-right corner of the window to proceed.

Clearing your browser’s cache, cookies, and history may remove some data that you wish to keep.

If the instructions above don’t exactly match what you see, you may need to update your web browser to the latest version.If you don’t see instructions above for your specific version or browser, search your browser’s Help menu for “clear cache”. If you’re unsure what browser version you’re using, from the Help menu or your browser’s menu, select About [browser name]. In Mozilla Firefox, if you don’t see the menu bar, press Alt.

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There are several reasons clearing your browser’s cache can prove to be vital. Clearing the stored data in your cache automatically forces your browser to seek and retrieve the most recent webpage elements instead of recycling the same old components.

Resetting your cache will potentially help in errors that may potentially result from a corrupt cache, and clear any private data you have stored in the form of login IDs, passwords, and other sensitive information. It’s also a simple trick you can employ to remove any unnecessary data, which could slow down your browser. That said, above is our guide to doing so, on Firefox and Google Chrome.

Step 4a:

Once you have clicked on Clear Browsing Data, this window will pop up. It will display a list of options to choose from, although some will be pre-selected. If there are no choices selected, to clear all your history simply check off Browsing History, Cookies and other site data, and Cached Images and Files. Once you are done selecting the options you want, click the Clear Browsing Data at the bottom of the window. Depending on how many pages you have in your history, it can take some time to clear the data.

Chrome History Clear 5

Step 4b:

If you are just wanting to clear a few pages you visited, check off the pages you want clear and click on Remove Selected Items. Once you have clicked the button, a window will pop up. Simply click Remove and the pages you don’t want to be in your history will be removed.

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Chrome History Clear 5b

Manage Exceptions

Remember, this is going to delete the cookies, cache and all browsing data every time you close the browser. This will give issue on the sites your trust and frequently use. As you know, nowadays most of the sites use cookies and cache data to improve the user experience, browsing speed and better tracking/authentication. If previous cookies do not exist on the browser, you may have the tough time with your Facebook or Gmail, Yahoo mail or your favorite eCommerce site especially when you use them on your personal or home computer.

Manage exceptions under cookies settings become handy in this case. You can mention the websites in the list so their browsing data will  remain on the computer. So these sites’ data will not be deleted on closing/exiting the Google chrome browser.

Click on Manage exception and add the sites as below.


I hope this small guide would be helpful to make chrome clear history, cookies, and cache on exit on your Windows, Mac or Linux OS computers. The exceptions option will help you to add your favorite sites to manage their browsing data.

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