Clear Saved Cookies & History From Firefox 3.5 & Latest Versions

This is one of my old article about clearing cookies on Firefox browser when Mozilla team updated the browser from a very common layout to a more complex layout. Since it is one of the most linked posts on this blog, I do not delete the old content but just improving the article with information about how to remove cookies and browsing history from latest versions. Right now it is very easy to find and delete saved private data with history from the current versions. Steps are:

  1. Press [Alt] [T] button together and click on clear recent history
    Remove cookies from current version of Firefox browser

  2. On the "Clear All History" window select cookies and click on clear now
    Delete saved cookies from Firefox

I am a little bit surprised that in the new Firefox upgrade ( Firefox 3.5) Mozilla team hides the option to delete cookies from the main bar. I was trying to not upgrade my browser to Firefox 3.5 version but due to the lack of enough security updates, I forced to upgrade. In the earlier position of Clear Private Data in it is now changed with Start Private Browsing. So in a nutshell in the main menu, we cannot see an option to delete the stored cookies in Firefox 3.5.

Steps to Remove Stored Cookies from Firefox 3.5 and Latest Versions

There is a way to remove stored history from Firefox 3.5. That is:

  1. Open browser

  2. Click on Tools

  3. Click on options

  4. Click on the Privacy tab

    Steps to remove cookies from Firefox 3.5 and latest version till Firefox version 22

  5. Now click on remove individual cookies
    How to Remove stored cookies from Firefox 3.5 ,easy steps

    Now you can remove the cookies either by selecting the specific one which you need to delete and pressing Remove cookies or Click on Remove All Cookies to clear all of them together.

How to Remove Cookies from Firefox Version 3.6.3

Clearing browsing data in this version more straight forward and follow the steps below to perform it.

  1. Open browser

  2. Click on Tools

  3. Click on Clear Recent History
    Remove cookies from Firefox 3.6.3 and above

    Now in Details make sure that the cookies checkbox is checked. Click on Clear Now to delete them in Firefox 3.6.3.

How to clear Cookies from Firefox 4

To clear cookies from this version, you should follow the steps below.

  1. Click on Tools

  2. Click on Clear Recent History
    How to clear cookies from Firefox 4

It is always advised to clear cookies and browse history in our browser after browsing. It is beneficial for us in two ways. First, we can avoid the possible misuse of them stored in our PC by other users. The second benefit is, we can avoid the unwanted piece of information by third parties on our computer by websites which we visited before. By clearing those files we avoid a chance to track our browsing behavior.

Clearing cookies or history in Firefox will not remove the saved passwords in it. If you are looking for a method to clear saved passwords, click on the link below.
Clear Saved Passwords in Mozilla Browser 3.5 and above

When browsing with Firefox browser one of the common issues faced by users is the accidental closing of the Firefox tab. If you have not cleared the saved history and other private browsing data on your browser, we can retrieve the closed page by reopening the tab. To learn more about it click on the link below
Restore Accidentally closed Mozilla Browser  Tabs

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  1. Anonymous5:08 PM

    Completely agree. They need to bring that option back. Just switched to 3.53 and I hate that they have made it tedious to delete cookies. Chrome 3 keeps it like FF 3.0.

  2. Thanks a lot for the info. :)

  3. very very helpful thanks

  4. Thanks I was actually looking for a method to clear cookies in my Firefox 3.5.5 Why do they hide this option and don't let us remove cookies from the tool menu itself??? any idea

  5. Anonymous12:08 AM

    OK , I agree cookies in our computer should be removed for our security. Firefox should place that option in main tab itself.

  6. Mozilla team finally put back the clear cookies option in front menu. I don't know why they made such a stupid change in Firefox 3.5 glad finally they learned customers way

  7. Rahim8:15 PM

    Thanks for your help. I was looking for a way to clear cookies in my Firefox browser. It seems disappeared I thought.

  8. thanks
    send the details on my email.

  9. Anonymous12:05 AM

    Thanks. I successfully cleared cookies from my browser

  10. Kannan2:29 PM

    But what is the use of Cookies?anyone tell me



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