How to Remove Cookies for a Specific Website Across Browsers

Cookies are small files stored on your computer by websites you visit, holding data related to your website preferences, login status, and information used to personalize your browsing experience. However, there may be times when you need to remove these cookies for privacy reasons or to troubleshoot issues on a particular website. This guide will show you how to remove cookies for a specific website using the address bar padlock icon in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari browsers.

Google Chrome

  1. Navigate to the Website: Open Chrome and go to the website from which you want to remove cookies.
  2. Click on the Padlock Icon: Look for the padlock icon in the address bar to the left of the website’s URL and click on it.
  3. Open Site Settings: In the dropdown menu, select “Cookies”.
  4. Remove Cookies: A new window will pop up listing all cookies associated with the site. You can remove individual cookies or all cookies by clicking the “Remove” or “Block” button next to each cookie.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Visit the Website: Open Edge and navigate to the desired website.
  2. Padlock Icon: Click on the padlock icon in the address bar, similar to Chrome.
  3. Access Cookies: Click on “Cookies” from the menu that appears.
  4. Delete Cookies: The ensuing window will list the cookies. Select the cookies you wish to delete and press the “Remove” or use the “Block” option to prevent future cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to the Website: Open Firefox and visit the website in question.
  2. Click the Padlock: Find and click the padlock icon in the address bar.
  3. View Cookies: Choose “Clear Cookies and Site Data” from the small menu.
  4. Confirm Removal: A dialog box will appear, showing the cookies stored by the website. You can clear all cookies by clicking “Remove” or select specific cookies for deletion.

Safari (macOS)

  1. Navigate to the Site: Open Safari and go to the website from which you want to delete cookies.
  2. Click the Padlock: Unlike other browsers, Safari does not directly offer cookie management through the padlock icon. Instead, you need to access Safari’s preferences for cookie management.
  3. Preferences: Go to Safari in the menu bar, then select “Preferences”. Switch to the “Privacy” tab.
  4. Manage Website Data: Click on “Manage Website Data” to see a list of all websites storing data on your Mac.
  5. Search and Remove: Find the website, select it, and click “Remove” to delete cookies. Alternatively, you can remove data for all sites by clicking “Remove All”.


Regularly managing cookies can help protect your privacy and ensure a smoother browsing experience. By following the steps outlined above for each browser, you can easily control the cookies stored on your device on a site-by-site basis. Remember, removing cookies may require you to log in again on some websites and could reset your preferences.