How to automatically clear browser cache in Chrome

Posted on 09th May 2013

If you are a Chrome user, all your browsing data like browsing history, download history, cookies, form data and passwords are stored in your computer until they are cleared manually.

You can manually clear the browsing data in two different ways
1. Click on the chrome menu and select Tools → Clear browsing data
2. Click on the chrome menu and select History and click Clear browsing data

It allows you to selectively delete specific items instead of deleting the entire cache. This is the manual process of deleting browser cache but what if you need to clear the browsing data automatically every time you exit the browser? The latest version of Chrome at the time of writing this article is Version 26.0.1410.64

  1. Navigate to the Chrome Web Store
  2. Search for the extension Click & Clean and click the Add to Chrome button.
  3. Install the extension
  4. Then Click on the Click & Clean button C at the right of the Chrome toolbar
  5. In the drop down menu click on Options
    Click and Clean Options

  6. Select the items you wish to clear, Or you can select one of the predefined cleaning modes - Low, Medium or High
    Click and Clean Options

  7. Check Delete private data when Chrome closes
    Click and Clean Options

Now every time you close your browser, your private data will be deleted according to the settings you have specified. Click & Clean also provides additional features to scan for malware and to clean up your hard disks.

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Kelly Hubbard | September 3, 2021 2:34 PM |

I would add three adds into the most useful: 1) Like everyone said an Ad Blocker, I like ABP only because it was the first one I've used and never run into any issue. 2) Disconnect, it will block any Analytics, Advertisement, or Social features within a webpage. 3) I would change Pocket for Google Keep. My logic behind it, is if people are using chrome, they probably are using a google account. G<

jack buck | October 22, 2020 6:08 AM |

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Victoria Tegg | January 23, 2019 6:32 AM |

Single job extensions are useless and ultimately clutter. The full screen/page capture tool. That is all it does... nothing more. I'd rather use, ""Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder"", which not only captures a full screen/page, it can capture what we see, what we select and it can record tab or desktop into webm format. Plus it has on screen editing tools in both screenshot and video rec