One of the more common things to do in a browser is to delete the history, cookies, and cache that has been left behind by your browsing. Generally this is done within the browser tools option. However, there is no such option in the Safari browser built into the iPad. So, how do you actually accomplish this procedure on the iPad?

The option to clear history, cache, and cookies is found under the Settings icon on the main screen of the iPad.

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With the iOS5 update, follow these steps to find it:

1) Tap the Settings icon

2) In the left hand column, Tap the Safari option

3) In the right hand column, there should be two options near the bottom of the screen, Clear History and Clear Cookies and Data

4) Tap the Clear History button and then tap Clear on the prompt asking “Are you sure you want to clear history?”

5) Now tap the Clear Cookies and Cache button and then tap Clear on the prompt for “Are you sure you want to clear all cookies?”

6) Close the Settings icon and you are finished deleting the history, cookies, and cache on the iPad

In iOS5, there is also an option to show the Website Data, this data is cleared when you tap the Clear Cookies and Cache option but if you would like to view it, follow these steps:

1) Tap the Settings icon

2) In the left hand column, Tap the Safari option

3) Now Tap the Advanced option in the right hand column

4) Tap Website Data in the right hand column

5) You should now see a list of sites and cookies that are stored on the iPad

6) Tap Remove All Website Data to delete this information

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