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How To Remove a Specific Site from Firefox History and Cookies

Posted by Anna Middleton on May 30, 2019
How to Remove a Specific Sites from History and Cookies in Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has been around for years and is considered among the most user-friendly browsers out there. Like all modern browsers, it collects and archives all sorts of data about your web activities, most prominently your browsing history and cookies. Here’s how to deal with specific sites and cookies.

Delete a Specific Site from Firefox History

Firefox gives its users great flexibility regarding browsing history management. You can pick and choose which items you want to keep and which to discard. If you’re looking to delete a specific site or search result, here’s what you have to do.

Computer

Here’s how to delete individual sites and search results on the desktop version of Mozilla.

  1. Launch the Firefox browser.
  2. Click the “Library” button in the upper-right corner of the browser window. It looks like four horizontally stacked books. Alternatively, you can click the “Main Menu” icon that’s represented by three horizontal lines.
  3. If you’ve chosen the “Library” route, click the “History” tab and click the “Show All History” button at the bottom of the drop-down menu. If you went the “Main Menu” route, click the “Library” option, then “History”, and finally, the “Show All History” button.
  4. A new window will open. Choose the period you want to view from the menu on the left side.
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  5. Navigate to the item you want to delete and right-click on it.
  6. Click on the “Delete Page” option from the drop-down menu.

It is worth mentioning that the process is the same for all major desktop and laptop platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Android and iOS

Firefox allows Android users to delete individual sites and search results from the browser’s history, as well. To remove an unwanted site from your browser’s history, follow these steps.

  1. Tap the Mozilla Firefox icon on the Home screen and launch the app.
  2. When the app opens, tap the “Main Menu” icon at the top-right corner of the browser window. On some devices, it is located at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the “History” tab.
  4. Firefox will then show you the chronological list of all sites you visited and all searches you made. Tap and hold the entry you want to remove.
  5. This will open the pop-up menu. Choose the “Remove” option.
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If you’re using Firefox on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to remove a single site from its browsing history.

  1. Launch Mozilla by tapping its icon on the Home screen.
  2. Next, tap the “Main Menu” button. On iPhones, it is located at the bottom-right corner of the screen. On iPads, it is at the bottom-right corner.
  3. Select the “Library” icon.
  4. After that, tap the “History” panel. Firefox will then show you the list of your queries and all the sites you visited.
  5. Find the result you want to remove and swipe right at it.

Have in mind that this will only remove the result from the list. It won’t remove site logins or data.

Delete Cookies from Firefox History

If you’re using it on a computer, Firefox also lets you choose which cookies you want to remove. Unfortunately, you can’t delete individual cookies on Firefox for Android, but you can still delete them in bulk.

Here’s how to get rid of cookies on different platforms.

Computer

If you want to delete cookies for the specific site you’re on, follow these steps.

  1. Left-click on the “Site Info” button that’s located on the left side of Firefox’s address bar.
  2. Click the “Clear Cookies and Site Data” button at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
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Here’s how to delete cookies for a site you visited in the past.

  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Click the “Main Menu” icon.
  3. Pick “Options”.
  4. Click the “Privacy & Security” panel.
  5. Navigate to the “Cookies and Site Data” portion of the menu.
  6. Click the “Manage Data” button. Firefox will display the “Manage Cookies and Site Data” dialog.
  7. Search for the site in the “Search websites” field.
  8. To remove all displayed items, click “Remove All Shown”. Alternatively, click the “Remove Selected” and pick which items to discard.
  9. When you’re done, click the “Save Changes” button.
  10. Click the “OK” button on the “Removing Cookies and Site Data” dialog.

Android and iOS

Here’s how to delete all cookies on an Android device.

  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Tap the “Main Menu” icon at the top-right corner.
  3. Tap “Settings”.
  4. Tap “Clear private data”.
  5. Check the “Cookies & active logins” option.
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  6. Tap the “Clear Data” button.

To delete cookies on iOS, you will have to delete your history. This is how you do it.

  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Tap the “Main Menu” button.
  3. Tap the “Library” button.
  4. Next, open the “History” panel.
  5. Tap the “Clear Recent History” button.
  6. Choose the timeframe and components you want to delete.
  7. Confirm your choice.

The Takeaway

While you can delete individual sites and search results on all major platforms, Firefox is not as flexible when it comes to cookies. The desktop version allows its users to remove individual cookies, while mobile users have to go the old “clear browsing data” route.

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