How to remove cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by websites that wish to maintain information about your site use. In many cases, cookies store your login information so you do not have to keep entering your username and password each time you visit. Sometimes sites store “tracking cookies”, which collect information on where you go after viewing their adverts and because of this, knowing how to remove cookies from your computer is important.

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Step

Open Internet Explorer 8. Find and select the “Safety” option from the Internet Explorer Command bar. Select the “Delete Browsing History” option to bring up a new browsing history window. Select “cookies” from the list of options and click “Delete”. Internet Explorer will now remove all the cookies it has stored on your computer.

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Step

Open Mozilla Firefox. Find and select the “Tools” menu from the right-hand side of the menu bar, next to “Help”. Select “Options” from the drop-down menu. Click on the “Privacy” option and select “Remove individual cookies” to bring up the list of cookies Firefox has stored. Either select the cookies you wish to remove one by one (pressing “remove cookie” after each one) or click “Remove all cookies”.

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Step

Open Safari. Find and select the “File” menu. Select “Preferences” to bring up the preferences window. Select “Security” and click “Show cookies”. Highlight the cookies you wish to remove (either by clicking on an individual cookie or selecting the first and shift-clicking on the last to select them all). Press the “Delete” button. Safari will now remove all the cookies it has stored on your computer.