Apr 9, 2018

How To Delete Cookie Files From Your Computer

How To Delete Cookie Files From Your Computer
How To Delete Cookie Files From Your Computer

Do you know how to delete cookie files from your computer? If not, here are some simple guidelines. First of all, let us begin by clarifying what a cookie is. Cookies are small pieces of text generated by a web server and stored in the computer of an internet user when he or she visits a website that offers cookies. The cookie is a unique identifier that the web server places on the computer hard drive and this allows organizations to store information on the user`s machine and to later retrieve it. There are of course various genuine and beneficial uses for cookies but due to the potential for abuse, it is important that you know how to delete cookies from your computer.

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A variety of information can be stored in a cookie file. Some organizations use cookies to track your every move on their site, others store user identification and passwords in order to save repeat visitors having to fill out form information each time they visit. However other organizations may use cookies to profile user habits and browsing habits and that information can then be passed on to others for advertising purposes.

How To Delete Cookie files:

Internet Explorer:

Internet Explorer 6 for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
Start Internet Explorer.

==> On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the General tab.
==> In the Temporary Internet Files section, click Delete Cookies, click OK, and then click OK again.

NOTE: If using an older version of Internet Explorer then you will need to manually delete the cookies from your hard drive as follows:

1.===> Start Internet Explorer.

2.===> On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the General tab.

3.===> In the Temporary Internet Files section, click Settings. Click View Files.

4.===> On the View menu, click Details.

5.===> Click the Internet Address column header and then find the Internet addresses of the cookie files. For example, a cookie Internet address may be named similar to the following name: Cookie:username@websitename.com.

6.===> Click a cookie file, and then press DELETE. If you are prompted to confirm that you want to delete the file, click Yes. Repeat this step for each cookie file.

Firefox:

1.==> Click the Tools menu followed by Options.

2.==> Highlight the privacy button.

3.==> Click the clear button next to the cookies button.

4.==> Click the clear button next to the cache button.

Google Chrome:

1.==> Click on the options button which is located in the header of your browser.

2.==> Goto More tools and click on Clear browsing data or press CNTRL + SHIFT + DEL on your keyboard.

3.==> Now choose Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files by ticking the box provided. 

4.==> Now click on the “Clear Data” you are done!

UC Browser:

1.==> Click on the options button which is located in the header of your browser.

2.==> Goto Clear browsing data or press CNTRL + SHIFT + DEL on your keyboard.

3.==> Now choose Cached images and files and Cookies and other site data by ticking the box provided.

4.==> Now click on “Clear browsing data” you are done!


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Hey! I’m Muhammad Abba Gana, popularly known as AbbaGana, a blog Scientist by mind and a passionate blogger by heart fountainhead of Guidetricks, Duniyan Fasaha, Duniyar Yau, Hanyantsirah, Gidan Novels, Abba Gana Novels and Be With Me Technology, I am twenty something year old guy from Jimeta, Adamawa State, Nigeria. I’m a Freelance writer, Information marketer, professional blogger, Web designer, Internet speaker, software Developer and also an author. I make living with my laptop and can work from anywhere I find myself (as long as there is a power supply and a reliable internet connection). 

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