How to Delete Cookies in Internet Explorer

By Techwalla Contributor

Internet Explorer stores cookies set by websites for a variety of reasons. Analytics cookies, created by Google Analytics and other tracking programs, help websites keeps track of how many individuals visit the site and when someone is a new or returning visitor. Some cookies keep track of your preferences on a site, such as your user ID, the sort method you prefer for a list or other preferences you may have set while visiting a website. Deleting your cookies in Internet Explorer will clear these cookies and any advertising or tracking cookies you may have picked up while surfing.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Explorer
  • Computer!

Step 1

Open the "Start" menu and click the "Control Panel" link. Click the "Network and Internet" section.

Step 2

Click the "Internet Options" link. Click the "Delete" button in the "Browsing history" section.

Step 3

Select the check boxes for the items you want to delete, including "Cookies." Click "Delete" and "OK."