Clear-Site-Data header clears browsing data (cookies, storage, cache) associated with the requesting website. It allows web developers to have more control over the data stored by a client browser for their origins.
Clear-Site-Data header accepts one or more directives. If all types of data should be cleared, the wildcard directive (
"*") can be used.
// Single directive Clear-Site-Data: "cache" // Multiple directives (comma separated) Clear-Site-Data: "cache", "cookies" // Wild card Clear-Site-Data: "*"
Note: All directives must comply with the quoted-string grammar. A directive that does not include the double quotes is invalid.
Indicates that the server wishes to remove locally cached data (the browser cache, see HTTP caching) for the origin of the response URL. Depending on the browser, this might also clear out things like pre-rendered pages, script caches, WebGL shader caches, or address bar suggestions.
Indicates that the server wishes to remove all cookies for the origin of the response URL. HTTP authentication credentials are also cleared out. This affects the entire registered domain, including subdomains. So
https://example.comas well as
https://stage.example.com, will have cookies cleared.
Indicates that the server wishes to remove all DOM storage for the origin of the response URL. This includes storage mechanisms such as:
- localStorage (executes
- sessionStorage (executes
- IndexedDB (for each database execute
- Service worker registrations (for each service worker registration, execute
- Web SQL databases (deprecated),
- FileSystem API data,
- Plugin data (Flash via
- localStorage (executes
Indicates that the server wishes to reload all browsing contexts for the origin of the response (
Indicates that the server wishes to clear all types of data for the origin of the response. If more data types are added in future versions of this header, they will also be covered by it.
If a user signs out of your website or service, you might want to remove locally stored data. To do this, add the
Clear-Site-Data header to the page that confirms the logging out from the site has been accomplished successfully (
https://example.com/logout, for example):
Clear-Site-Data: "cache", "cookies", "storage", "executionContexts"
If this header is delivered with the response at
https://example.com/clear-cookies, all cookies on the same domain
https://example.com and any subdomains (like
https://stage.example.com, etc.), will be cleared out.
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