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#1 EJON12

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:22 AM

Is it better to maintain cookies to experience better web browsing or should cookies be deleted on regular basis?



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#2 Phantom010

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:42 AM

If you want websites to keep your login information (like the "Remember me" check box) or other settings, it's preferable to keep some cookies. You can block third party cookies if you wish, but I personally do not block them to avoid problems on some sites. You can use many programs or extensions to block tracking cookies or cookies coming from questionable websites. Cookies are mainly harmless little text files. They can be easily deleted from within your browser settings, or you can use a program like SUPERAntiSpyware which will delete tracking cookies. It's one of the only anti-malware programs that even bothers with cookies. Shows you how "lethal" they really are... SpywareBlaster is another tool that can block "bad" cookies in Internet Explorer and Firefox. You can delete cookies when you find a particular website not behaving normally. In that case, I prefer deleting the cookies from that domain only, as it will keep cookies from all the other websites.


Edited by Phantom010, 02 February 2016 - 09:46 AM.


#3 Guest_GNULINUX_*

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

Like Phantom010 said.

+ Also you can delete cookies for a better privacy...  :wink:

 

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