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Cookies everywhere...

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Poll: Cookies everywhere... (1 member(s) have cast votes)

How many cookies do you have

  1. 0-249 (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. 250-499 (0 votes [0.00%])

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  3. 500-749 (0 votes [0.00%])

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  4. 750-999 (0 votes [0.00%])

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  5. 1000-1249 (0 votes [0.00%])

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  6. 1250-1499 (1 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  7. 1500+ (0 votes [0.00%])

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#1 ManojS


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit computer with a 2.4GHz quad-core intel i5 CPU and 4GB of RAM. Recently, I discovered the location of all internet browsing cookies. I just found the folders where cookies are kept [C:\Users\*User*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low and C:\Users\*User*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies] and discovered that there are 1379 items and 68 items in them, respectively (total: 1447). Until now, I though my anti-malware software was keeping this clean as it would often find a handful of cookies and "quarantine" or delete them. This is clearly not true. My question is: Can I delete all these cookies? Or do I need to keep some of them?

Just out of curiosity I made a poll to see how many cookies everyone else has. Look in C:\Users\*User*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low *and* C:\Users\*User*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies (addresses must be typed into windows explorer). Add up the two numbers and select the range that the sum falls into.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:34 PM

Cookies are:
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:18 PM

I have over 2700 cookies currently. You need to be selective with cookies if you have many sites that you log into or read in a progressive method, or keep track of game play, as an example. If you don't have any need to maintain any logins or such wipe them all out.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

I use a cookie manager in Google Chrome called Vanilla: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gieohaicffldbmiilohhggbidhephnjj
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