Whenever you visit a website, it stores information about you. It records that you have been there, stores your log-in and personal information, and can even set you up for advertising designed especially for you. If you would like no record to be kept of your website visit, and don't want your personal information stored, Mozilla Firefox gives you the option to delete these cookies one at a time or all at once.
Open your Firefox browser, and click on the "Tools" tab at the top of the page.
Select "Options" from the drop-down menu, and then click on "Privacy."
Click on "Remove Individual Cookies." This will open another window that will list all cookies individually. You are given the option to remove all cookies, or to remove cookies from individual websites.
Remove an individual cookie by highlighting it on the list and then selecting "Delete cookie."
Remove all cookies by clicking on the option that says "Remove All Cookies."
Tips & Warnings
- You can clear your most recent cookies and temporary files all at once by selecting "Tools," then "Clear Recent History." When a new window opens up, you can select the boxes next to what you would like to delete, such as cookies, cache and temporary files. After selecting the files you would like to delete, click "Clear Now."
- Prevent cookies from being stored on your computer in the first place. Go to "Tools," "Options," "Privacy," and then when it asks you how you want Firefox to remember your history, select "Never Remember History."
- If you don't clear your cookies once in a while, you may end up with a sluggish browser.
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