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Mac OS Sierra: Delete Browsing History & Cache

When you visit certain website pages, browser’s cache(helps pages load faster) and cookies(files created by websites you’ve visited) would be stored on your computer. You should know that clearing your browser’s cache and cookies would erase the website settings such as usernames and passwords and some websites would be opened slower as all the contents of the pages needs to be loaded again. 

However, it is good to clear your cookies, cache, history and footprints every once in a while to free up hard disk space. Now, let’s see how to delete browsing history on Mac. 

 

Part 1: Delete Browsing History & Cache Manually


To erase the browsing history and Cache, you can free up the disk space in some way. However, the steps to deleting process may be not the same according to different browsers. Now, I will show the details of the guide of Safari and Chrome, which are the most common browsers for Mac users. 


How to Clear Cache, Cookies or Browsing History on Mac Safari?

Please firstly click on the Safari option on the menu bar and navigate to “History > Clear History”. Then choose how far back (time range) you want to clear the browsing data. But please note that if your Mac and your order iOS device such as iPhone or iPad have Safari turned on in iCloud preferences, your browsing history would be removed from all of them if you take this action. 

Browsing History on Mac Safari

How to Clear the Cache in Google Chrome?

If you want to delete the browsing history from the Google Chrome on your Mac, you need to point to “History > Show Full History” on the menu pane. Click on the "Clear browsing data" and then you can see a pop-up window in a new tab, please select “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” and “Cached images and files” and choose beginning of time to delete everything. Click the Clear Browsing Data button and the job is done!

Cache in Google Chrome
 
 

Part 2: Delete Browsing History & Cache with CleanMyMac 3


CleanMyMac 3
 is a third-party program that allows Mac users to delete the junks files or useless data easily and release the disk space. And you don’t need to care about how many browsers you have on your Mac as the program can delete all the junks for you in just two clicks. Now, let’s check it out. 

Step 1 Download CleanMyMac 3 
Firstly, please download and install the program on MacBook or iMac. After it is installed successfully, please launch it and you can see your hard drive space, memory usage, processor load, battery health and more on the Dashboard.

Download Mac


Step 2 Start to Scan Cache 
Please choose “Smart Cleanup” option on the left pane of the program. Then click on the “Scan” button to begin scanning your Mac.

Start to Scan Mac

Please wait for a moment and after the scanning completes, you can see the interface as below. Click on the "Clean" button to clear up cache files. 

Clean Up Mac

When the cleaning completes, you would be notified and now your cookies, cache, history and footprints has gone! 

Clean Up Mac Completes

The job is done! Compared with the way to clean up cookies, cache, history on your Mac manually, you can effectively reach the goal with the help of CleanMyMac 3 program. So why not have a try?