For websites that don’t work properly on Google Chrome, clearing browser cache and cookies usually works like a spell. This can help fix site elements that are unresponsive, strange anomalies, and even the browser often crashes. But do you need to delete all the cached web content and through the hassle of entering everywhere? Yes, deleting all of that data for just one site that erroneously sounds like an overreaction.
If the problem is limited to just one site, just clearing the cache and cookies associated with the site itself is enough. Luckily, Chrome provides several ways to help you do that.
The first method is quite easy and helps you delete cookies and cache from any website immediately. The second method takes a bit of time but has its uses, like an example where you need to clear cache data on a group of related websites.
Clean Cookies and Chrome Cache for One Site Only
Chrome allows you to quickly clear cache and cookies for one website. You can then load the latest site examples and (hopefully) resolve the problems you encounter. If you enter the site, you must log in again after deleting the cached data.
However, this method will not clear cache data on the site or related subdomain. For example, clearing cache and cookies in Gmail (mail.google.com) will not delete data in Google Photos (photos.google.com). If you want to delete data in all subdomains, continue to the next method.
Step 1: Load the site in Google Chrome, then click the lock shaped symbol to the left corner of the address bar.
Step 2: On the context menu that appears, click Site Settings.
Step 3: Chrome will load a new tab that lists data and permission related to the site. Click the button labeled Delete Data under the Usage section.
Step 4: Click Clear Data in the confirmation pop-up. Chrome will immediately clear cache and cookies for the site.
Refresh the website. Chrome will start loading new site data and cookies.
Alternative Method: Remove Chrome Cookies and Cache for One Site Only
If you cannot use the method above (the site caused Chrome to crash while loading, for example), you can enter Chrome’s Settings, search the website manually, and then clear its cache and cookies. You can also use this method to delete cached data from subdomains or subdomain groups.
Start by typing chrome: // setting / content / all into the Chrome address bar. Press Enter to load a list of all cached sites – if the site contains several subdomains, you can access them by expanding the main (root) domain.
Remove Cookies and Cache on the Site or Subdomain
You can quickly delete cookies and cache from one website using the steps below.
Step 1: Find the site and click on it. If you want to clear cookies and cache the subdomain website (mail.google.com, for example), first expand the listing for the site’s root domain (google.com), then select the subdomain.
Step 2: Click the button labeled Clear Data.
Step 3: Click Clear Data again in the confirmation box.
Chrome will delete data associated with the selected site.
Clear Cache Data in Subdomain Groups
Sometimes, you have to clear cache data on several related subdomain websites in Chrome to solve the problem. Instead of manually clearing the cache and cookies for each subdomain, you can delete all data using the following steps.
Step 1: Click the three dot icon next to the main domain.
Step 2: Click Clear Data.
Step 3: Click Clear Data again to confirm.
It must delete all cached data that belongs to the main domain and subdomain.
Cookies … Just Delivered
Clearing cookies and cache for a single website, subdomain, or group of related websites can quickly resolve isolated issues. Because this is not an iron solution, you might have to consider clearing the entire Google Chrome cache if there are persistent problems. In addition, browser extensions can also be disastrous, so that’s another thing to consider when troubleshooting website problems.