Delete Cookies

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Have you ever been told that you need to delete your cookies and then been struck by confusion?

Cookies, to put it simply, are small pieces of information that are sent to the computer browser that you are using from the website or web page that you are on. The cookies are then stored in your browser.

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If cookies are left to collect they can reek havoc on the performance of your browser, and even make certain websites incapable of functioning properly. Every browser will collect cookies. It is important to delete the cookies from: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox internet browsers once in a while.

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Steps to Delete the Cookies in Your Browser

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    To delete your cookies in Google Chrome, find the three parallel bars in the upper right corner of the navigation bar.
    The three bars are located under the X in the upper right hand corner.

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    Click the bars and select the "History", the option located above "Downloads" and below "Tools".
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    This will bring up the History page.
    Select the grey bar that says, "Clear Browsing Data" on the left below the word "History".
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    A box will pop up that says, "Clear Browsing Data" and it will give you the option to put a check mark beside several items, starting with "Clear browsing data", and ending with "Deauthorize Content Licenses".
    Check the box beside the option that says, "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data".
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    At the top of the box, beside where it says, "Obliterate the following items from:", you can choose how far back you want to delete your cookies.
    The pre-selected option is "the beginning of time", you would select this if you want the cookies deleted from all websites you have visited.
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    After you have selected how far back you want the deletion to go select the option that says, "Clear Browsing Data", at the bottom of the page and you are finished!
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    To delete your cookies in Internet Explorer, find the gear in the top right corner of the navigation bar labeled, "Tools".
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    A box will pop up, select the option that says "Internet Options".
    This will be the second selection from the bottom.

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    Under the first tab marked, "General" you will see several options.
    Homepage, Startup, Tabs, Browsing history and Appearance. Look under "Browsing History" and check the box beside the option that says, "Delete browsing history on exit". Click the button that says, "Delete" and then click the "OK" button and exit the window.
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    To delete your cookies in Firefox, look for and select the orange Firefox button in the upper left-hand corner of the page.
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    After clicking the Firefox button select the option on the right of the box that says, "History".
    Then select, "Clear recent history".

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    After you click the "Clear recent history" button, another box will appear that lets you determine how far back you want your cookies deleted.
    The pre-selected option will be set to, "Last Hour".
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    Click the downward facing arrow button beside where it says "Details".
    This will let you select what portions of your history you want deleted. Click the check box beside cookies.
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    When you have selected what portions of your history you want deleted, click the "Clear Now" button and your cookies will be deleted.

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Recent edits by: Lynn, Robbi, Anonymous

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