When you visit a website in your browser it stores cookie files in a temporary folder on your computer. As you may know, they serve for your browser to “remember” what pages you visited and what action you did on that particular website. For instance, you don’t have to put in your username and password each time if you keep cookies. All browsers have an option to clear cookie files – you click on a button and all of them are being deleted. But here is how you can delete cookies for a specific website in Mozilla Firefox without affecting the others.
It is advisable to delete such files for untrusted or dangerous web resourses, for example, those that tried to install malware to your PC, initiated a file download that you did not request or contain a lot of intrusive ads or pop-ups. Don’t forget to check your computer for malware using AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes after you purge its cookies.
How to Delete Cookies for a Specific Website in Firefox
Follow the steps:
- Visit the website you want clear cookies of.
- Click on the “I” (information) icon in the address bar.
- Then click on the arrow to show connection details:
- Now select More Information:
- Now you should see the Security tab of the Page Info window. Click on the View cookies button here:
- Click on Remove All Shown (or Remove Selected to delete _gat, _ga or _gid cookies independently from each other):
- Close the tab. If you refresh the page or click on any link, the website will write cookie files again. You can check this yourself using the previous window.
How to delete all cookies at once in Firefox
- Press CTRL+SHIFT+DEL while the Firefox window is active.
- Select the time range. In most cases Everything will be the right choice.
- Select Cookies.
- Click Remove now: