How to Clear Firefox Data – Web-based email services take great precautions to ensure that only you can see your messages. They do this in many ways, you may have to enter your password every time you check your mail, or you may have to log out automatically after a while. However, you can also have an opinion on how to manage your security.
It makes sense to empty your browser cache of visited web pages and passwords and delete your browsing history or cookies, if you use a web-based email service from a public computer. If you do not delete your personal data, other people who use the same computer that you use may be able to see some of your personal data.
So, here are 3 ways to delete Firefox data to keep privacy data in your browser history from being seen by others:
Delete Firefox data manually
To delete personal cookies, browsing history, cached web pages, passwords and other personal data after using a web-based email service using the Mozilla Firefox browser :
- Select Tools / Erase Personal Data from the list.
- Make sure that the browsing history, saved forms, search history, cache, cookies, saved passwords, and authentication sessions boxes are checked.
- Click Clear Personal Data Now.
- Close Mozilla Firefox.
Delete Firefox data automatically
Automatically delete your personal data when exiting Firefox by completing the following steps:
- Select Tools/Options from the menu.
- Go to the privacy tab.
- Make sure that the “Always clear my personal data when closing Firefox” checkbox is selected.
- Click Settings
- Select the data you want to delete and click OK.
- Close the configuration dialog.
Clear Firefox data in Latest Version
Newer versions of Firefox , such as Quantum, have a slightly different set of menu clicks. Below are specific instructions for newer versions of Firefox.
- Choose an option from the top menu
- Choose privacy and security
- Go to the cookies and site data section
- Click the Clear Data button, then select both options (cookies, site data, and cached web content) to clear the entire browsing history.
So from now on, the next time you browse the internet with Firefox, your personal data will be deleted automatically.