How to clear Google Chrome cache and cookies on Windows 11

When Google Chrome isn't loading websites correctly or you're having trouble signing in to a service, use this guide to clear the browsing data.

Google Chrome clear cache
Google Chrome clear cache
  • To clear cache on Chrome, open Settings > Privacy and security, click on “Clear browsing data,” choose “All time,” check the cache items to clear (such as “Cookies and other site data”), and click on “Clear data” to delete the browser cache.

On Google Chrome, you can clear the cache and cookies to resolve performance and browsing issues as well as to free up space on your computer, and in this guide, you will learn how. Chrome, like any other web browser, caches images, files, and cookies from every website you visit to speed up the loading process and offer a better browsing experience when you return to the same site.

Although caching data can help to speed up the web navigating experience, over time, the cache data can break and prevent websites from loading correctly on Chrome. For example, you may open a site, and the page may appear broken, it won’t load, or you may not be able to sign in to a specific service. In these cases, clearing the cache may solve the rendering problems.

This guide will teach you the steps to clear the cache and cookies on Google Chrome, whether you use Windows 11 or another version like Windows 10.

Clear Chrome cache and cookies on Windows 11

To delete cache, cookies, passwords, history, and other data from Chrome on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Click the Customize and control (three-dots) button and select the Settings option.

  3. Click on Privacy and security.

  4. Under the “Privacy and security” section, click the “Clear browsing data” tab.

  5. Select the “All time” option from the “Time range” setting.

    Chrome clear cache

  6. Check the cache data to clear, including the “Browsing history,” “Cookies and other site data,” and “Cached images and files” options.

    Quick tip: You can also clear a number of other browsing data, such as passwords, autofill, site settings, and hosted data, from the “Advanced” tab.
  7. Click the Clear data button to delete the cache on Google Chrome.

Once you complete the steps, Google Chrome will clear the cache data (and cookies), allowing websites to load correctly and faster than before after reaching the information. You may also need to sign in again to some of your services as a result of deleting the cookies and other site settings stored in the browser.

In addition to resolving issues and improving the browsing experience, clearing the cache can also help with the security of your browsing session and free up space on your computer.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].