How to remove all your cookies, cached data, and browsing history from Opera

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David bisson
David Bisson

How to remove all your cookies, cached data, and browsing history from Opera

UPDATED 31/05/17 to include guidance for the latest version of Opera.

There are lots of web browsers available to users today. Notwithstanding that variety, all web browsers have something in common: their drive to optimize users’ browsing sessions. As a result, they save cookies, cached data, and browsing history to make web browsing quicker and more personalized.

But as we all know, there’s plenty of reasons why users should periodically clear their web browsing history and cookies. That’s why we have published guides with instructions on how users can delete their saved data from several web browsers.

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So far, we’ve covered Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explore, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.

Let’s now turn our attention to Opera.

  1. Launch Opera and click on the Menu button at the upper-left corner of the browsing window.
  2. A drop-down menu will appear. Move your cursor down the menu and select the Settings option.
  3. The Settings window comes with a left sidebar menu containing different types of settings options. Click on Privacy & security.
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Source: Digital Trends
  1. Under the Privacy section, find the Clear browsing data… button and hit it.
  2. In the subsequent dialog box, select “the beginning of time” to specify you’d like to delete all saved instances of a particular type of data. You can then place a check next to “Browsing history,” “Cookies and other site data,” and/or “Cached images and files.”
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Source: Digital Trends
  1. Click on the Clear browsing data button.

David Bisson is an infosec news junkie and security journalist. He works as Contributing Editor for Graham Cluley Security News and Associate Editor for Tripwire's "The State of Security" blog.

One comment on “How to remove all your cookies, cached data, and browsing history from Opera”

  1. Mark Jacobs

    Again, the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Del brings up the "Clear" dialog.

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