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May 21, 2012

Removing Cookies from your Hard Drive

Removing Cookies from your Hard Drive

Cookies are small pieces of code left behind by web pages to store information frequently requested. For example, if you clicked on a checkbox that said “save this information for later” it would then write a cookie onto your hard drive that you can call up the next time you visit the site, preventing you from having to enter the information again. This is why it can be dangerous to delete all the cookie files. If you delete all your stored passwords, user information, and preferences from various sites, it will be an obvious change. However, if you follow the directions given below, it will instruct you how to delete only the cookies from sites which are high risk.

Directions for Removing Cookies from your Hard Drive


Internet Explorer (Win9x/NT/2000/Me)
1. From the menu bar select “Tools”.
2. Select the option “Internet Options”.
3. Under the “General” Tab look for “Temporary Internet Files”.
4. Click on the “Settings…” button.
5. Click on the “View Files” button. A list of cookies will appear.
6. Select the cookie you wish to delete.
7. Right mouse click and select “Delete”.

Internet Explorer (Mac OS)
1. From the menu bar select “Edit”.
2. Select the option “Preferences…”.
3. Select the “Advanced” item in the left menu.
4. Under “Cache” click “Empty Now”.
5. Click “OK” to return to your browser.

Netscape 6 (Win9x/NT/2000/Me)
1. From the menu bar select “Edit”.
2. Select “Preferences”.
3. Under “Privacy & Security” select “Cookies”.
4. Click “View Stored Cookies”.
5. Select the cookie you wish to delete.
7. Click “Remove Cookie”.

Warning: Do NOT check box titled “Don’t allow removed cookies to be reaccepted later.” This will add them to a list easily accessible through the “Cookie Sites” tab.

Netscape 6 (Mac OS)
1. From the menu bar select “Edit”.
2. Select the option “Preferences…”.
3. Under the “Advanced” headline in the left menu select “Cache”.
4. Click “Clear Disk Cache Now”.
5. Click “OK” to return to your browser.
Netscape 4.x (Win9x/NT/2000/Me)

It is not advisable to use Netscape 4.x to view sensitive material. Although they are difficult to find, cookies are stored on the machine without a means of removing them.

Netscape 4.x (Mac OS)
1. From the menu bar select “Edit”.
2. Select the option “Preferences…”.
3. Under the “Advanced” headline in the left menu select “Cache”.
4. Click “Clear Disk Cache Now”.
5. Click “OK” to return to your browser.

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