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Warning- web cookies are digital spies 4 easy steps to delete cookie history

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by jamadari, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. jamadari

    jamadari JF-Expert Member

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    I would like to warn you before you begin to delete cookie history. Not all cookies are bad. Some may contain information for a customized Web page or log-in information for a Web site. So, before you delete your cookies, you may want to export or save them. If you are using Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, use the Import/Export Wizard in Internet Explorer to export your cookies.

    However, I would like you to remember that most cookies are used to record your surf history. This is one of prime reason why you are targeted by spammers. A cookie can sometimes be nothing more than a spy stealing as much

    information as it can before discovered or deleted. So its is either working on your side or working against you. Sadly, cookies have become a digital tool to steal information. Delete cookie history files just to be safe. Follow the instructions below and learn how to disable them.

    Manual steps to delete cookie history
    If you are using Firefox or Internet Explorer with Windows 98 or later, follow the below steps to manually delete cookie files from your computer.Once you have cleaned your cookie files. You will have to flush your cookie history files every time you surf the net or disable them.
    If you do not want to take this extra precautionary steps. You can can invest in privacy software. This software can be expensive. HoweverThere are cheap and effective programs on the market.

    Microsoft Windows 98 and later
    1. Quit Internet Explorer and close all windows.
    2. In Control Panel , double-click Internet Options.
    3. In General tab,Click Delete Cookies under Temporary Internet Files
    4. Click OK.

    Disabling your cookies in Internet Explorer1. Load your Internet Explorer 3.0 to 4.x.
    2. Click the View menu tab
    3. Choose the Advanced option
    4. Click Never accept cookie, block cookies or Warn me before accepting cookies

    Disabling your cookie history in Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater
    1. Load your Internet Explorer web browser
    2. Click the View menu tab
    3. Choose Internet Options
    4. Select the Privacy Tab Click Advanced
    5. Click Never accept cookie, block cookies or Warn me before accepting cookies.


    If you raise your Windows security to high, you will automatically block all cookies. However, the existing cookies will still exist in your history. So make sure you delete them.


    How to delete cookie history in Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or greater1.Load your Firefox web browser
    2.Click the Tools Menu tab
    3.Click the Privacy button
    4.Click the Clear button

    Disabling your cookie history in Firefox 1.0 or greater
    1. Click the Tools menu tab
    2. Choose Options
    3. Click Privacy button
    4. Under cookies click "Clear"
    5. Uncheck the box “Accept cookies form sites”

  2. jamadari

    jamadari JF-Expert Member

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    Why should you Erase Windows History?
    To protect your privacy and increase PC speed with a few easy clicks.

    There are a only few steps to completely erase Windows history. Your Temporary internet files store the largest amount of history data on your PC. This file can grow extremely large and eventually degrade your PC's overall performance.

    Temporary Internet files, also known as the web cache, stores all your previous downloads. This includes movies, software, music and other files accessed from the internet. If you want to free up space, protect your privacy, or hide your downloads from someone who has access to your PC, its is very important that you take steps erase PC history, especially your temporary internet folder.

    Why does Windows store this information?

    The main reason is the cache permits your web browser to download only the content that has changed since you last viewed a Web page, instead of downloading all the content for a page every time it is displayed. So, it was originally designed to give you a faster net experience. However over time the opposite occurs. If you don't erase Windows history your computer will eventually suffer from low memory.

    You can delete your Web cache manually with the steps below. This process can grow tiresome. If you are interested in a automatic solution using budget software to erase Windows history, invest in a privacy software. This will erase windows history in all 6 major areas were PC information is stored.


    Manual steps to erase your temporary internet files.

    1. Quit Internet Explorer, Firefox, or any other web browser
    2. Click Start, click "Control Panel", and then double-click "Internet Options".
    3. On the General tab, click "Delete Files" under Temporary Internet Files.
    4. In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the "Delete all offline content" check box , and then click OK.
    5. Click OK.


    To insure that you delete the web cache make sure the delete all off-line content is checkedMake sure you read how to securely delete files in all major history storage areas. Although, temporary history files hold the most data. There are other major areas that you should address if you want to completely clean your PC.