How to clear the cookies on your iPad to help it run more efficiently

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To clear cookies on an iPad, you’ll need to open your Settings app and go into the Safari menu.
Cookies are convenient, but clearing them can help fix issues with Safari, and help your iPad run faster.
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There are times when you may need to clear your iPad’s cookies and browsing history.

As a general rule, cookies are helpful — they’re files that a website stores on your iPad to help it retain information about you and your visit.

For example, a retail website like Amazon uses cookies to remember what items you’ve placed in a shopping cart. Your bank might use cookies to remember what products and services you want to see on the homepage. And sites may also remember what language to display and that you’re logged in.

But if you find that Safari is experiencing problems trying to display web pages, or if your iPad is running very low on storage space, you can clear your cookies to see if that resolves the problem.

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How to clear the cookies in Safari on your iPad

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Scroll down and tap “Safari” in the pane on the left of the screen.

3. Tap “Advanced.”

4. On the Advanced page, tap “Website Data.” Here, you can see the size of the cookie files for every website stored on your iPad. You have two choices:

To delete cookies for a specific web site, tap “Edit” and then tap the red icon to the left of the site’s name. Then tap “Delete” to confirm your choice. You might want to do this if you are having trouble displaying a specific web site.
To delete all your cookies, tap “Remove All Website Data.” Then confirm your choice by tapping “Remove Now” in the popup window.

Safari tracks other data as well, such as the complete list of recent web sites you have visited. If you want to remove all of your history information from Safari, do this:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Scroll down and tap “Safari.”

3. Tap “Clear History and Website Data.” Then confirm this by tapping “Clear History and Data” in the popup window.

How to block cookies in Safari on your iPad

As a general rule, we recommend leaving cookies enabled on your iPad — it makes for a much more convenient browsing experience, and the security and privacy advantages of blocking cookies are quite limited. But if you do want to disable cookies completely, it is easy to do:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Scroll down and tap “Safari.”

3. Turn on Block All Cookies by sliding the button to the right, and then tap “Block All” to confirm.

How to clear your cookies in other browsers on the iPad

If you are using third party browsers like Firefox or Google Chrome on your iPad, you can …read more

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