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Google Chrome Now Lets You Clear Data Stored By Websites

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The latest version of Google Chrome, i.e. the Chrome 97, brings a lot of new features to the table. Notably, Chrome 97 adds the ability to make it easier to clear data stored by websites.

In a recent official Chromium blog (via 9To5Google), the company has announced the release of the Chrome 97 beta. Along with several other features, the new beta simplifies site storage settings.

On top of this, it also makes it easy to delete all data stored by a specific site. Users can delete the site data by navigating to Settings > Privacy and Security > Site Settings. Then click on View permissions and data stored across files.

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Google says that it is planning to remove the granular control of deleting individual cookies under Settings > Privacy and Security > Cookies and other site data > See all cookies and site data.

However, as noted by 9To5Google, this capability will remain intact for web developers in DevTools. Developers can visit the DevTools website to gain access to more technical details per cookie or per storage level as needed.

Chrome 97 beta also brings support for WebTransport API and CSS media queries

According to Google, this change has been implemented to provide a clean user experience for users. They will have more control over the data stored by a website on their devices.

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Moreover, it will also give them clarity on what all likely visited websites settings do. Apart from the ability to clear site data, Chrome 97 beta also brings support for WebTransport API and CSS media queries.

This will check if the device supports HDR or not. If you are intrigued by all these features, then you should note that the Chrome 97 beta is rolling out via the beta channel. You can download it from here if you are interested.

Google is also testing a new feature for Chrome. This feature is called Privacy Guide, which will explain browser’s all security and privacy-related controls in a more easy-to-understand language for users.

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It will give more clarity to the user about what these controls are and how they affect their overall browsing experience. The feature is currently accessible via a Chrome flag, which you can enable by visiting chrome://flags.

Then search for the #privacy-review flag. After enabling the flag, you need to restart the browser for the flag to come into effect. The Privacy Guide is available as a flag, which seems to be a work in progress.

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