It’s quite simple to clear all local data from Chrome and wipe everything but what if you need a more nuanced approach? Just navigate to Settings > Apps > All apps > Chrome > Storage > Manage data and clear all data. Or, on your PC, press Ctrl + Shift + Delete to open the Clear browsing data window. Not exactly subtle. Some users were wondering if they can clear the cache for a specific site on Google Chrome instead of clearing data for all websites. Yes, you can and we explain how to do it on handheld devices and PCs below.
Table of contents:
- Clear cache for a specific site on Chrome for Android
- Clear cache for a specific site on Chrome for desktop
- Reset website permissions in Chrome
Can you clear the cache for one site in Chrome?
You can clear cookies for one site on Chrome from the padlock menu in the Address bar. Or you can open Site settings and deal with all websites in your history. Both in regards to their cookies/cached data and access permissions.
1. Clear cache for a specific site on Chrome for Android and iOS
You can clear the general cache that Chrome got from all websites or, just like on the desktop, clear the cache and remove permissions for individual websites. You can do that in Site settings or from the address bar. If you want to manage cookies in general, you can do that in Site settings, too.
Here’s how to clear cache (cookies) from particular websites in Chrome for Android/iOS:
- Open Chrome and navigate to the website from which you want to clear cached data/cookies.
- Tap on the padlock icon in the Address bar and select Cookies.
- Tap on the Trash Bin icon and confirm to delete the cache and cookies for that specific website.
- Alternatively, you can open Chrome > 3-dots menu > Settings.
- Select Site Settings.
- Tap All sites.
- Search for the website and open it.
- Tap on the Trash bin to delete stored data.
2. Clear cache for a specific site on Chrome for desktop
The procedure is quite similar if not the same on Chrome for desktop. Just requires a few more steps but offers a more in-detail approach. Have in mind that, just like on Android, clearing cookies/cached data from a specific website will sign you out of that website and change the way you interact with the website.
Here’s how to clear the cache for a specific site on Chrome for desktop:
- Open Chrome on your PC.
- Open the website for which you want to clear cookies and cached data. Just type in the domain in the Address bar.
- Tap on the padlock icon and open Cookies. Delete individual cookies from the list.
- Alternatively, you can click on the padlock icon in the Address bar and choose Site Settings.
- Under Usage, you should see the number of cookies and the quantity of data used. Tap Clear Data to remove all.
After that, you can reload the website and check for changes in case you experienced some issues. If not, you can try resettings permissions.
3. Reset website permissions in Chrome
In a similar manner, you can reset website permissions in Chrome. Many websites require various permissions for different functionality. Camera and microphone access, Location, or Notifications are probably the most common. You can preview required permissions and toggle them ON or OFF in the Permissions section in the padlock menu positioned in the Address bar. If you want to see the list of all permissions, you’ll need to open Site settings.
Here’s how to reset website permissions in Chrome:
- Open Chrome > 3-dots menu > Site settings. On the desktop, you can find it under the Security and Privacy section.
- Search for and open the website you want to check permissions for.
- Reset all permissions or select manually for each individual permission between Ask (Default), Allow, or Block.
And, on that note, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions with us. The comments section is just below and we look forward to hearing from you.