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Deleting Cookies


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#1 sharpie

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 02:53 AM

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if i go tocontrol panel-internet options-delete cookies will i still be remembered when i come to sites that ask me for my user name and password? :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:04 AM

No, you won't be remembered.
However, if you go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Settings > View Files, you can see a list of all your cookies, and choose to keep those that you use when logging into a site, whilst you can safely remove the rest, ones that you have not visited, or do not want.
Hope this helps,
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:30 AM

thanks so much :thumbsup: . if i were to use a program like ad-aware se personal wont it delete some of my cookies? :flowers:

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:09 AM

Hello sharpie,
Ad-aware will remove some cookies, but only those that it feels will be harmful to you. After running Ad-aware you could delete the ones that brings up, but you don't have to worry about removing any others if you do not want to. Cookies are not harmful to your computer, they just store bits of information, such as log-in details and passwords.
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:06 AM

Ad-Aware SE will only recommend cookies for deletion it considers spyware or tracking cookies. It also gives you the option to review these and not delete those you really need.
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:53 PM

I have found the following to be a neat little free program to delete just the cookies you choose to.

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptcookie.asp




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