Warning for Samsung, Pixel Phones Bayonetta Prequel Streaming March Madness Resident Evil 4 Remake 8 Signs of Sleep Apnea Wrong Idea About AI Cheap Plane Tickets 5 'Toxic' Food Additives
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you

How to automatically delete Chrome browsing data

Make Chrome run more efficiently and give yourself some peace of mind at the same time with this convenient extension.


Chrome is one of the most popular Web browsers, but sometimes a missing feature can be rather shocking. Automatically deleting things like your browsing and download history, cache, cookies, and even saved form data is missing from Chrome! You could do it manually every time you browse the Web, remember, or get paranoid, but you shouldn't have to.

That's why Click&Clean, a Chrome extension, exists. Not only does it offer more features than the standard check boxes built into Chrome, it also performs actions automatically. That's right, no remembering, lots of being lazy... I mean, doing other things.

First you'll want to install a copy of the Click&Clean extension into Chrome. Once you've done that, it's time to do some configuring so it can automagically work later.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Click on the new icon in your Chrome toolbar with the C on it. If a new tab doesn't open, and you see a menu instead, click the Options icon.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Samsung Series 9 (13-inch, 2012) NP900X3C-A01Next, click on Clear Private Data when Browser Closes. Uncheck the box next to Disable, and then start customizing which items you want deleted. You can also make the extension ask you before it deletes things each time.

This extension is great for those who use Chrome at work and want to ensure that none of their browsing habits, cookies, or other information stick around after punching out.

(Via Ghacks)