Cookies are files containing information about the user’s activities in a particular website. These files are sent by the Web server to the Web browser of the user. The stored cookies on the user’s computer can then be used by the Web server next time the user accesses the server’s site.
Similar to other files in the computer, the user also needs to remove cookies once in a while. This process will depend on the type of Internet browser the user is using.
Internet Explorer 7
- Close Internet Explorer.
- Go to Start/Run.
- Enter inetcpl.cpl on the Run field.
- Click on the General tab and go to the Internet Properties dialog box.
- Click on the “Delete Under Browsing History” option.
- Click on “Delete Cookies” and confirm by clicking Yes.
For users of Internet Explorer 6 and lower, go to the Cookies folder, search for the cookies you want to remove, and delete it.
- Go to the Tools menu of your Firefox window.
- Click on Options.
- Go to the left-hand panel and click on the Privacy icon.
- Click on Cookies and click on the “View Cookies” option.
- If you want to remove a specific cookie, click on it and hit the remove button.
- Click on the “Remove All Cookies” option to delete all the cookies in Mozilla Firefox.
Netscape Navigator 7
- Go to the Tools Menu.
- Choose Cookie Manager.
- Select the Manage Stored Cookies option.
- You can remove a cookie from the list or delete them all.
- Go to Tools Menu.
- Click on “Delete Private Data”.
- You can delete cookies after each session by going to Tools/Preferences and going to Privacy Settings. To delete a particular cookie, click on Manage Cookies.
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