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This is how the cookies and cache of your mobile may be violating your privacy

Whether you have a Google Pixel 6, Samsung Galaxy S22, or other Android smartphone, your browser collects and stores data every time you browse the web. These data are stored in cookies and cache , and are often used by multinationals to improve your user experience and, above all, make the advertising you see while you browse the Internet much better targeted to your interests and hobbies.

However, all of this data remains stored on your phone as well, taking up memory space, and probably also includes cookies that track your browsing history to accumulate information about the sites you visit. It doesn’t hurt to clear this data from time to time to keep your web browser clean, make it work more efficiently and store as few tracking cookies as possible.

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On Android, the steps to delete all that information differ slightly depending on the type of phone and the web browser app you’re using, so here’s how to delete this data in Google’s Chrome (often the default software for many phones). Android), Samsung’s Internet browser (which comes standard on Galaxy series phones), and Mozilla’s Firefox browser:

Google Chrome

You can delete your cookies and cache from the Android version of Google Chrome by first tapping the More button in the upper right corner of the browser, indicated by a column of three dots, then tapping History and then Clear browsing data. You can also access this from the Chrome Settings menu, by tapping on Privacy and security and then Clear browsing data.

Samsung Internet

There are two different ways to clear the cache and cookie data of the Samsung Internet browser, if it is the one you are using. You can delete it from the browser itself, or you can do it through the settings application of your phone.

To clear while in the Samsung Internet Browser app, first tap the Options button in the bottom right corner represented by three horizontal lines, then Settings, scroll down and tap Personal Data, then Clear Browsing Data.

You can clear your browsing history, cookies and site data, cached images and files, passwords, and autofill forms. After tapping Clear data, you will receive a message asking you to confirm your choices before deleting them.

Mozilla Firefox

As with Google Chrome and Samsung Internet, you can clear cookies and cache from the Mozilla Firefox app for Android. To access this feature, tap the More button to the right of the address bar, again symbolized by three vertically aligned dots. Then go to Settings and scroll down to the option that says Clear Browsing Data.

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