How to delete cookies for your browser?

Cookies are files created by websites you’ve visited, and your browser’s cache, which helps pages load faster, make it easier for you to browse the web. Cookies are usually delectable delights, but Web cookies can sometimes be less than delightful. These little files hide in your computer so that your browser and websites can track your browsing sessions and save certain useful information, such as account names and passwords, for later retrieval.

Although cookies may seem harmless overall, they can threaten your privacy if an attacker tries to use them maliciously. Websites may also allow other sites to store third-party cookies on your computer. To ensure that companies are not keeping tabs on what you do online, you should periodically clear your browser's cookies by accessing the Privacy or Browsing History sections of your browser's settings. The exact process varies by browser, however, so you'll need to follow along with the instructions for the specific browser you use.

Delete Cookies in Google Chrome

  1. Click the Tools menu (three dotted lines in the upper-right corner)
  2. Then Select Settings
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page
  4. Click Show advanced settings
  5. Scroll down a little bit until you see the privacy category
  6. Click Clear browsing data
  7. Using the drop down, select Obliterate the following items from: the beginning of time.
  8. Select the top four boxes. (select the 3rd and 4th box if you don't wish to delete browsing and download history)
  9. Click Clear browsing data
  10. Restart your browser


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