How do you clear cookies for just one site in Google browser Chrome? The answer isn’t easy to find! In Google results, the only answers I found for “clear cache and cookies – computer – Google Chrome” deleted everything – all cookies and all cache for every website! So then I tried “Chrome clear cookies and data from only one page” but all of the answers were still the same – to delete everything – all cookies and all data. Every cookie and cache for every webpage. Some of the instructions even deleted your entire browsing history! But by trial and error, I found how to delete cookies for only one website or webpage.
Sometimes a web page will quit working, or updates won’t load, and you’ll need to clear your cookies and/or your cache in Google Chrome. But if you delete all your cookies and cache you will lose a lot of our automatic information that makes it easy to browse other website you visit frequently. Although I couldn’t find Google instructions for how to clear cookies or data from only one website, I figured it out!
Can you clear cookies for just one site?
If you encounter a problem with a website or webpage loading you might wonder “Can I delete cookies for just one site?” But if you ask Google, it’s likely to give you directions that clear ALL your site cookies and other site data.
For example, I searched Google for “chrome clear cookies and data from only one page.” But Google posted the directions from this page from the Google Help Center, Clear cache & cookies. Those directions clear all your cache and cookies and you can only restrict it by date. I’ve made that mistake before! So I kept searching.
By trial and error clicking around in my Chrome settings, I finally stumbled on the answer. Clearing the cookies for only one site isn’t anywhere around “More tools” or “Clear browsing data.” Instead, it’s under “Privacy and Security.”
After I used the directions below to clear the cookies for for just one website – one url – I was able to load the website I needed.
How to delete cookies on chrome for one site
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UPDATE: It’s possible that you can skip steps 1-4. You can simply go to your settings page chrome://settings/siteData (you may have to copy and paste the address in your browser) and then resume at step 5. Let me know if that works! And you’re welcome.
1. In the upper right of the browser, to the right of your account avatar choose (If you need to update Chrome it might be a yellow circle with an arrow.)
2. On the left, expand “Advanced,” choose
> “Privacy and Security”
(I always get nervous when I have to choose “Advanced.” Why do they do that? Why don’t they just say, “More controls”?)
3. Scroll down, click arrow to select/expand “Site settings” (Control what information website can use and what content they can show you.)
4. Under permissions, select arrow to right to expand “Cookies and site data” (Allow sites to save and read cookie data)
Select arrow to expand “See all cookies and site data”
5. Next to Search Cookies, type in the name of the URL you want to remove cookies from, click the magnifying glass to search.
6. Click on the trashcan to trash/remove the cookies for this site.
Update: If this is a habitual problem on one page or url, you can scroll to the bottom of Cookies and Site Data and give “Clear on exit” a try.
So that’s how you delete cookies from only one site in Chrome! It’s under privacy settings. Sheesh. I hope these directions work for you. Good luck!
Trouble loading Zoom.us recorded webinars
Specifically, what happened for me was that I was unable to load recorded videos in a Zoom.us webinar. Zoom told me to clear my cookies and cache. But I didn’t want to delete everything! I’ve had trouble with that in the past. After I followed the steps above for deleting cookies for only one website, I was able to load the recorded webinars on Zoom.us.
How to fix a page that quits working in Google Chrome without deleting your cookies and cache.
Before I was able to figure out how to delete the cookies for only one website, I did manage to use a work around with Zoom.us. I was able to look at the recorded webinar sessions in Zoom.us if I used an Chrome incognito browser window. But that wasn’t very convenient. Luckily, I was able to figure out the steps above to clear the cookies for only one url or website.