We all have experienced that moment of frustration when we are all set to work but fail to open the required site or the page because it shows an error. There are a number of errors one can encounter, few that we can fix right away and others that might take some time. One such common error, that most of us encounter at one point of time or the other is the 400 Bad Request Error.
What is 400 Bad Request Error Message and What Causes it?
While there is no clear explanation of why one encounters a 400 Bad Request Error Message but with experience of encountering a few, it can be said that it can be due to either or all of these reasons:
- Due to a corrupt website cookie
- Due to corrupt files on the system
- Due to an issue that is related to the browser cookie
While the reason can be any of the above, the solution is simple and singular. The 400 Bad Request Error can be fixed by removing the website cookies that the error might have stored on your computer. It is very simple to fix the 400 Bad Request error when you know the right way to do it. In the article below, we discuss how we can fix the 400 bad request error in three different browsers namely, Chrome, FireFox, and IE. It can look a little different depending on the system or the version of the browser you are using.
Steps to Delete individual Cookie in Chrome
On the Google Homepage, click on the settings icon that is on the top right corner of the page (it is represented by three vertical lines). Then scroll all the way down to the options of settings.
The settings tab will open up and you will see the option ‘show advanced settings’ at the bottom of the page, click on that.
Click on the button ‘content setting’ that is available right under the option of ‘Privacy’.
Select the option ‘All cookie and site data’ that is available under the option of ‘Cookies’.
You will see a search box in the top right corner of the page. In the search box, type in the domain name that is giving the Bad Request error.
As a result, you will get various domain names. Select your domain name and then click on the option ‘Remove all’.
Steps to Delete The Individual Cookie in FireFox
Click on the option ‘FireFox’ on the top left of the page. A drop-down menu will appear, click on ‘Options’. Another menu will open up. Select ‘Options’ from there as well.
Different tabs will appear on the screen, select the ‘Privacy’ tab from here. On the bottom of the page, click on the option ‘remove individual cookies’.
You will notice a search bar on the screen that appears before you. You need to enter the domain name here that is giving the Bad Request error.
You will get a list of domain names, as a result, click on the domain name and then click on ‘Remove all cookies’ that is at the bottom of the page.
Steps to Delete the Individual Cookie in Internet Explorer
Click on the settings icon that is at the top right corner of the screen of the home page. It is represented by a blue wheel. Scroll down right to the end of the drop down menu and select the ‘Internet Options’.
When you click on ‘Internet options’, a new screen will open up before you; Click on the ‘General’ tab and then ‘settings’, the option that is available under ‘Browsing history’.
Select the option ‘View Files’, a list will open up before you. Look for the cookie that is responsible for giving the Bad request order and delete it. Once you have tried the above tutorials, try and type in the domain name once again. Now it should run successfully without giving any kind of error.