Access the Web browser's privacy menu. This is most often under "Tools" then "Options," or "Internet Options," though that may vary depending on the browser.
Access the "Privacy" menu tab. This will pull up all of the options regarding cookies and other user data.
Click the "Clear Private Data" (or similar) option. A prompt may appear asking if you are sure that you want to do this. Clearing private data will delete all of the cookies, as well as any browsing history, so click "OK." Depending on the number of cookies accumulated, this may take a few seconds or several minutes.
De-select "Accept Third-Party Cookies" from the Privacy menu. Third-party cookies are usually the troublesome ones, as they can come from pop-up advertisements rather than from the actual site you are visiting.
De-select "Accept Cookies" if you are worried about all cookies. Remember that websites that you visit can make note of the IP address anyway, so disabling all cookies may be extreme. But if you want to eliminate the possibility of any tracking cookies, follow this step with the knowledge that you will always have to fill in complete login information, as auto-fill is a type of cookie.
Click "Save" to keep the settings. You now can browse without worrying about tracking cookies.
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We traded our truck and fifth wheel for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4. (8-30-13)Haven't used them in almost a year.
This doesn't erase your bookmarks that you've saved in Favorites, or Bookmarks. It just eliminates your viewed pages, and keeps websites from tracking what you do, or loading ads specific to what you've viewed in the past.
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Deleting cookies doesnt remove your viewed files or history. Deleting your history and cache deletes your viewed files and history. Cookies are a separate concern.
This is a very simple view of how cookies are used by websites.
PC Browser starts and requests its home page (Yahoo! for example).
It sends the request along with your IP address (part of the packet protocol) -------> bring me Yahoo!
Yahoo! checks to see if you allow cookies. If yes, your browser allows Yahoo! to write a cookie to your cookie file (code tie/link from Yahoo! to your PC). This code is stored in a Yahoo! database and in a cookie file on your PC.
PC Browser displays the page.
Later you go back to Yahoo! or any other site using cookies. It knows who you are by the cookie code. Even if you refresh an old page, a new request is submitted.
Each page may write a cookie to identify where you surf, kinds of information you want to obtain, clothes you buy, brands of electronics, etc, etc, etc.
If you clear your cookies, they no longer know who you are.
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The story goes that a man died and was approached by the Devil who told him that he could buy his soul back for a dollar. The man searched his pockets and could only come up with 98 cent. While begging the Devil to forget the two cent he was short, an Angel happened by and hearing the Devil laughing, asked the man, "Would you mind if I put in my two cents ?" The Devil got so mad that he exploded in a puff of smoke and the man's soul was saved. The moral: Sometimes putting in your two cents worth makes a difference.
JOHN "the cook" 1997
You can automatically keep cookies for sites in your Favorites list if you're using IE8 (and probably IE9). The following instructions are from the IE8 help file:
To delete cookies, follow these steps:
Click to open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.
Select the Cookies check box, and then click Delete if it isn't already checked. Clear or select check boxes for any other options you also want to delete. If you want to keep cookies for your saved favorites, select the Preserve Favorites website data check box.
Deleting all cookies might cause some webpages to work incorrectly.
If you don't change any check boxes, deleting the browsing history removes temporary Internet files, webpage history, and cookies. It preserves temporary files and cookies for your saved favorite websites.
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"They" know that this browser with these cookies has been to some of these other sites and "they" may tailor the ads on the site you're at to reflect what "they" see from the pertinent cookies. And this is a bad thing, why? The ads are going to be there, unless you're running an ad blocker, the only difference is that they are directed ads.
Some sites are not going to work correctly if you don't allow cookies, so you're going to have to mess with cookie rules at those sites. IMO the hassle isn't worth any supposed benefit.
Also you'll have to re-sign into any site that you have configured to remember you when you sign in since you will have erased those cookies.
However, blocking third party cookies isn't a bad idea. IMO.