How to Make a Data Cleaner Extensions for Chrome

In today’s digital landscape, websites gather extensive data on visitors, often used to enhance user experiences through features like saving session Cookies. This capability presents exciting opportunities for front-end developers, allowing them to customize UI themes and preserve user settings without the need for a backend. However, prolonged web browsing sessions inevitably lead to substantial data accumulation on users’ devices, primarily within their browsers. This data not only consumes valuable storage space but also raises concerns about privacy and surveillance. Fortunately, browser extensions offer a solution to manage this data efficiently.

Google Chrome, the world’s most popular browser, provides numerous extensions through its Chrome Web Store, including tools for clearing browsing data. Among these, Auto History Wipe and History AutoDelete stand out as two prominent options, each with its unique approach to data management. In this blog, we’ll explore these extensions for Chrome and how they help users maintain privacy and control over their browsing experiences.

Auto History Wipe

Auto History Wipe does just as one would expect from a name like that. It can also be set to remove other forms of browsing data, such as cookies and cache.

Auto History Wipe may not function correctly if your current Chrome settings involve syncing data across multiple computers. This extension clears your Chrome data upon closing the browser and offers no additional features. If you seek a straightforward addon without extra features, this is the one.

Well, we’re using the Extensions again, so this time we will try without any third-party add-ons, so here it is.

Cookies are deleted when a program is closed.

While this will not erase your browsing history, it will destroy the cookies every time Chrome is closed. Internet cookies, according to some, are even worse than any other type of browser data. In a nutshell, internet cookies are little pieces of data that your web browser saves for marketing and tracking your surfing history.

Even though they are useful for the latter, they are inconvenient and may leave your device insecure, therefore you should delete them anyhow. If you think it’s worth it to sacrifice website load and login times for security, do the following to erase them every time you exit Chrome:

Click the three dots in the top-right corner of Google Chrome and then follow these steps:

  1. Choose Settings after clicking the three-dot icon.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Privacy and Security.
  3. From the corresponding menu, select Site Settings.
  4. Select Cookies and Site Data from the drop-down menu.
  5. When you exit Chrome, toggle the Clear Cookies and Site Data option.

It’s worth noting that this may cause Google-owned sites and searches to become unavailable. Due to faults in the system, your YouTube and Google search history may persist.

If you want to make sure that these sites are also cleared, add them to the list of sites that never use cookies. To access Chrome’s Privacy & Security settings, simply follow the instructions outlined above.

Then select ‘Cookies & Other Side Data’ from the Site Settings menu. Add the URLs to the sites that never allow cookies by scrolling down.

Keeping Things in Mind

Before you go ahead and activate browsing history (if it works for you) or cookie erasure every time you close Google Chrome, keep in mind that such extensions have both benefits and drawbacks. It is entirely up to you to make your decision.

You can remove all of your Google Activity in addition to your Chrome history. Delete your Google Activity to preserve your privacy and ensure that companies and ads do not have access to your information.

Another tip: if you only want to clean up one site’s history from your browser, Chrome has techniques for doing so. Rather than wiping your browser’s history, you can pick and choose which websites you want to keep.