How to Delete Cookies Manually

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To delete cookies manually from an Internet browser, select the "Tools" menu, go to "Internet Options," click on the "Settings" button in the "Browsing History" menu and then look for files that start with the word "Cookie." Hold the mouse over cookie files to find out what Web site the cookie came from, and decide whether to delete the file manually with help from a software developer in this free video on deleting cookies.

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Hi my name is Dave Andrews and today I am going to show you how to delete cookies manually. To do so let's open up our internet and let's open it by double clicking on internet explorer on our computer. This pulls up internet explorer and what we want to do is pull up the list of files that are in our temporary internet files. We can do this by going to tools and selecting internet options. Now what we want to do from here is next to browsing history we want to go to the settings button, click on settings and then from there you have the option to view files and that is what we want to click on and this brings up your temporary internet files that are on the computer and it includes cookies that we would like to delete manually. Basically you scroll down until you find an item that starts with the word cookie and if you hold your mouse over it it tells you what website it came from like here is one from daveandrews.org. If I want to delete that cookie I simply right click on it and I select delete and it is going to ask you are you sure that you want to delete the cookies that you have selected and I do so I am going to click on yes. That cookie has now been deleted. My name is Dave Andrews and I have just showed you how to delete cookies manually.

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