Deleting Firefox cookies

Cookies are stored on your computer by websites you visit and contain information such as site​ pref​eren​ces ​or logi​n stat​us. This article describes how to delete cookies in Firefox.

  • To clear your browsing history, cookies, and temporarily cached files at once, see Clear Recent History.
  • To clear your browsing history, cookies, and temporarily cached files at once, see Clearing Private Data.
  • To prevent websites from storing cookies on your computer, see Blocking cookies.

Delete cookies for a single site

To delete cookies for one site:

  1. At the top of the Firefox windowOn the menu bar, click on the ToolsFirefoxEdit menu, and select Options…Preferences….
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.

  4. Click Show Cookies…. The Cookies window will appear.


  5. In the Search: field, type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove. The cookies that match your search will be displayed.
  6. Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove Cookie.


    • Select the first cookie and press Shift+End to select all the cookies in the list.
  7. Click Close to closeClose the Cookies window.

Delete cookies for a single site

To delete cookies for one site:

  1. At the top of the Firefox windowOn the menu bar, click on the ToolsFirefoxEdit menu, and select Options…Preferences….
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Click Show Cookies…. The Cookies window will appear.
  4. In the Search: field, type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove. The cookies that match your search will be displayed.
  5. Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove Cookie.
    • Select the first cookie and press Shift+End to select all the cookies in the list.
  6. Click Close to closeClose the Cookies window.
  7. Click OK to close the Options windowClick Close to close the Preferences windowClose the Preferences window

Delete all cookies

To delete all cookies stored on your computer:

  1. Click on the Tools menu and select Clear Recent History….
  2. Set Time range to clear to Everything.
  3. Click on the arrow next to Details to expand the list of history items.
  4. Select Cookies and make sure that other items you want to keep are not selected.

  5. Click Clear Now to clear the cookies and close the Clear Recent History window.

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