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How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
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How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

The cookies are temporary files which store the information about the sites you visit via web-browser, the login credentials and other data. In this article I will describe how to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox.

How to delete cookies for a single web-site in Mozilla Firefox?

If you want to get rid of the cookies corresponding to a single web-resource:

  • open the main menu button with three lines on it and select the “Options” category.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
  • reveal the “Privacy” panel.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
  • in the “Firefox will:” field choose the “Use custom settings for history” value from the list. When the field value is selected, click the “Show cookies” button in the right part of the active form.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
  • when the “Cookies” form is opened, click the “Search” field and input the word, which will be processed during the searching of the corresponding sites for the cookies deletion.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
  • make a selection from the list and click “Remove selected” button. If you need to check in all cookies from the list, choose the first cookie and use the “Shift+End” hotkeys combination.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
  • click the “Close” button to close the active form.

If you desire, you may not use the “Search” field. Instead, select the folder corresponding to the appropriate web-site from the page manually and click the “Remove Selected” button.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

How to delete all cookies from the Mozilla Firefox browser?

If you want to delete all cookies from the Firefox, in the same menu, described above, click the “Remove All” button.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

Here’s the alternative variant to perform the same action:

  • click the context menu button with three horizontal lines on it and select the “History” menu item.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
  • click the “Clear recent history” menu item from the pop-up list.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
  • in the “Time range to clear” list select “Everything” value.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
  • in the lower form section mark with the checkboxes the objects, which you want to delete. In our case this will be the “Cookies” object. Make sure, that no other options are selected, if you don’t want to remove anything else. When everything is ready, click the “Clear now” button.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

The last optional method is related to the installation of distinct add-on, which allows to easily clear all cookies for a single web-site in a single click. In order to add the extension to your plugins library open the following link in Firefox, review the description of the add-on operations and click the “Add to Firefox” button.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

Soon the installation routine will start, which you need to confirm via pressing the “Install” button on the pop-up form.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

When installation is completed, you will need to restart the browser app. In order to do that you may select the “Restart Now” button on the new displayed mini-form.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

Now, when you have completely setup the described plugin for the browser, let’s try to delete cookies for one of the web-sites. In order to do that, make a right click anywhere on the active web-site form and choose the “Remove Cookies for Site” menu item.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

Right at the moment in the bottom left corner of the form the notification appears, which is telling you, that the proper amount of files was dropped.How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox

That was the instruction how to clear cookies in Mozilla Firefox. Hopefully, you will consider it useful and handy in any situation, when you want to get rid of the personal data from your web-navigator.

How to remove cookies in Mozilla Firefox
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