How to Delete Specific Cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites use to store information about you, your settings and your browsing preferences. Cookies are stored in folders on your browser's systems and might contain information such as sign-on names. You might want to delete website cookies to keep yourself more secure from Internet predators. Cookies can be deleted collectively or one at a time. If you know the name of the website whose cookie you are trying to delete, performing this action is a simple task

  1. Removing Specific Cookies in Internet Explorer

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      Launch your Internet Explorer Web browser, then click the "Tools" button on the top panel.

    • 2

      Scroll down and click on the "Internet Options" button. Click the "Settings" button under the browsing history.

    • 3

      Click "View Files." Highlight the specific cookies you want to delete, then push the "Delete" button. Click "OK" to confirm the delete.

    • 4

      Close the files window, then click "OK" and "OK" again to save your changes.

    Removing Specific Cookies in Firefox

    • 1

      Launch the Firefox Web browser, then click the "Tools" button on the top panel.

    • 2

      Scroll down and select the "Options" button, then click on the "Privacy" tab.

    • 3

      Click "Show Cookies," highlight the specific cookies you want to delete, then click "Remove Cookies." Close your window to complete the process.

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