Quick Tip – Clearing Cache/Cookies for a Specific Website in Chrome Instead of Getting Logged Out of Everything

It’s 2021 – literally everything is a web app now.

“Did you clear your cookies and cache for your web browser?” – It used to be the favorite thing IT Helpdesk said when we had users call in.

Nowadays if you’re like me, you avoid this like the plague because it means you have to log back into all 50 of your corporate applications that are spread out across different URLs if you clear the browser cache.

Today I took some time to research how to do this in a targeted “single website” fashion because I had a rogue cache that was preventing my access to a documentation site on an internal network.

Manual Steps:

  1. Click the three dots on the top right of your Chrome Web Browser and Click “Settings”
  2. Left hand toolbar – click “Privacy and Security”
  3. Middle section – click “Cookies and other site data”
  4. Scroll down – click “See all cookies and site data”
  5. Middle Top there’s a search box called “Search Cookies” – type your domain
    • Example – “google.com”
  6. Click the Trash Can on the sites that you want to reset the cache/cookies on
  7. You’re done! Next time you navigate to this site it’ll be a completely fresh session and require relogin or etc.

Advanced Steps:

  1. Create a bookmark on your toolbar for the following URL:
    • chrome://settings/siteData
  2. Click this bookmark anytime you want to get to this – is a bypass for steps 1-4
  3. Middle Top there’s a search box called “Search Cookies” – type your domain
    • Example – “google.com”
  4. Click the Trash Can on the sites that you want to reset the cache/cookies on
  5. You’re done! Next time you navigate to this site it’ll be a completely fresh session and require relogin or etc.

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