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How to delete data from a specific website on Android

These are totally isolated cases to the operation of the browser, since it is information that only the web page collects in its domain. For these cases, we are more interested in removing the data from that particular site, rather than removing the entire Google Chrome storage.

Google Chrome: fast and secure

The websites collect data on our privacy

The chrome privacy it has always been a controversial topic. On the one hand, it is a browser with advanced features at the security level, being one of the pioneers in including sandboxing (process isolation). On the other hand, the fact that Google owns the product makes many question the privacy it offers, being accused in recent times of being a spyware. A tricky situation appears at the time of form autocomplete, which facilitates the task of filling in data but with the risk of having them stored in the browser.

Another thing is what the different web pages store individually, so there Chrome has nothing to do with it. They can be data or permissions such as cookies on a website, access to the location or the sending of notifications. Most websites use cookies in lax mode, that is, they allow the pages to be shared on other websites, but also allow the entry of third-party cookies.

It’s not about clearing cache

Clearing the Google Chrome cache may be a solution, but it’s not what we’re looking for at all. This method would erase the history data and other settings that we have applied in the browser, when what we want is totally different.

We only intend to erase the data of a specific website that we have entered by mistake or we no longer want it to continue storing our data as the geolocation. To do this, we are going to use a different method, which Google Chrome allows to do from its own interface, as well as in a very simple way. If this is your case, it does not make sense to erase all the browser data by clearing the app data or the cache.

How to delete data from a website in Google Chrome

If we are clear about which web page it is whose data we want to delete in the browser, then we can proceed on the phone itself to delete that data. This process will be responsible for deleting only the data of said website, so we will not lose other data such as passwords, for example. The steps we have to follow in this case are:

  1. Open Google Chrome on your phone.
  2. Click on the three vertical points.
  3. Go into Setting.
  4. Go to the section Site Settings.
  5. Go into Stored data.
  6. Search the web in the list or use the search engine to find it.
  7. Enter that website.
  8. Tap on Clear and reset.

This process in question will take care of delete temporary files that have been downloaded to speed up the loading process of said website the next time we enter from Google Chrome. It is presented as a way to free up some memory and space, although for many users it is a method with which to erase data from a website that may no longer enter their life and thus leave no trace.