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Delete Cookies FAQ

How to delete cookies in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari

What are computer cookies?

Why should I delete cookies?

How to delete cookies in Internet Explorer

- delete cookies Internet Explorer 8.0

- delete cookies Internet Explorer 7.0

- delete cookies Internet Explorer 6.x/5.x

How to delete cookies in Firefox

- delete cookies Firefox 3.0

- delete cookies Firefox 2.0

How to delete cookies in Safari

How to delete cookies from your computer

What are computer cookies?

A computer cookie is a piece of data which often includes an unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site you visit, stores as a file on your computer, identifies you as a unique user and track your web usage. Computer cookies can do everything from monitoring your visit throughout web sites, tracking how many times you've visited the site, how long you've been on the site, your log-in information at a particular page to remembering important information about your computer.



Why should I delete cookies?

Most cookies are useful in web surfing. Some cookies ("session cookies") last only until you close your browser. This type of cookie is mainly used to remember choices that you make as you navigate through a web site.
Many sites leave cookies on your computer so that they recognize you when you return to their sites. These cookies ("persistent cookie") identify you so that options and preferences that you have chosen in the past are used for your current visit to the site.

But in one of their malevolent forms, cookies from one web site might track your visits to a different web site. For example, most of the ads that you see on web sites do not come from the site that you are viewing, but from sites that provide ads to many sites. When the advertising site displays the ad, it can send cookies on your computer. This lets the advertising company track your web usage over a range of sites and profile your browsing habits.
Cookies can compromise your privacy as they can store sensitive information like your name and password on protected login pages, preferences, account information and choices you have made on the site. So, even if you clean browser history, cookies like a map will show your surfing preferences, habits, passwords, etc. Even if the cookies don't contain such information they clearly show that you visited the sites from which they came.

How to delete cookies in Internet Explorer

Delete cookies in Internet Explorer 8.0
Select Tools.
Select Delete browsing history.
Select the Cookies check box.
Click the Delete button.

Delete cookies in Internet Explorer 7.0
Select Tools.
Select Internet Options.
Open the General tab.
Under Browsing history click the Delete button.
Click the Delete cookies button and then click Yes.
Click Close and then click OK.

Delete cookies in Internet Explorer 6.x/5.x
Select Tools.
Select Internet Options.
Open the General tab.
Click the Delete cookies button.
Click OK.

How to delete cookies in Firefox

How to delete cookies in Firefox 3.0
Open the 'Tools' menu and select 'Clear Private Data'.
Select 'Cookies' and click 'Clear Private Data now'.

How to delete cookies in Firefox 2.x
Select Tools.
Select Options.
Select Privacy.
Under Private area click Clear Now.
Select 'Cookies' and click 'Clear Private Data now'.
Click OK.

How to delete cookies in Safari

Select Edit.
Select Preferences.
Click Security.
Click Show Cookies.
Select the cookies and click Remove. If you want to delete all cookies, click 'Remove All'.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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