Deleting specific Cookies in Firefox & Chrome

Sometimes when websites are updated,they tend to change the way they manage cookies.  What happens then is that there is a small possibility of certain parts of the website not functioning as the old cookies remain in the browser.  In those cases the best approach is to remove the errant cookie and let the website recreate the cookies.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to do that:


  • Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
  • Select Privacy
  • In the Cookies panel, click on Show Cookies
  • To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the Remove Cookie button
  • To remove all cookies click on the Remove All Cookies button
  • Voilà, you are done 🙂


  • Click the “wrench” icon on the browser toolbar (usually on the right extreme)
  • Click the Under the Hood tab.
  • Goto the Content settings in the “Privacy” section.
  • Click the Cookies tab in the Content Settings dialog that appears.
  • Click All cookies and site data to open the Cookies and Other Data dialog.
  • To delete all cookies, click Remove all at the bottom of the dialog.
  • To delete a specific cookie, select the site that issued the cookie, then the cookie, and click Remove.
  • Voilà, you are done 🙂