Google warning: Check your Android phone for HUGE danger right now

IF you're fed up with being tracked by pesky cookies online it might be time for a good clear out.

Websites use cookies to get a better idea of who you are and what you're interested in.

It's all anonymous but it means they can build a profile on you to show you personalised adverts.

So if you've been doing some holiday research, you can bet ads related to holidays will start showing up.

The cookies are essentially small identifiers that you pick up as you visit sites.

Thankfully, there's a way to clear them – though you'll have to do it routinely to keep them off your case.

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It's important to note, cookies are also sometimes quite useful.

Sites use it to remember you, so you save time – for example, if you've added something to the shopping trolley and gone onto another site.

So if you clear the cookies, you'll not only lose the ad tracking side of things but the helpful bits as well.

To clear your cookies on Android, go to Google Chrome and open the settings menu.

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Go to History and tap Clear Browsing Data.

You don't need to delete all history unless you want to.

So just select Cookies, Site Data.

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Ensure the time range is set to All time as well.

And to finish, tap Clear Browsing Data at the bottom.

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