Deleting Cookies in Windows® 7
Get to know more about deleting cookies in Windows 7
Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft. You may face issues in accessing the Internet using your IE browser if there are some blocks prevailing such as the Firewall. A cookie is an information, which is coded and stored on your computer, which identifies your system during the current and subsequent visits to a website. The cookies are used in order to establish a link between your system and the web server which can be used to differentiate your successive requests from those of other web visitors.
Following is the need to delete cookies in Windows 7 system and the tips to delete cookies through Internet Explorer in Windows 7:
- Need to Delete Cookies
- Tips to Delete Cookies
- Things to Keep in Mind
Need to Delete Cookies
Cookies are useful in your computer; they can also store information as your name and password on protected login pages, preferences, account information and choices you have made on the site. Even if you delete the browser history, cookies like a map will show your habits, surfing preferences, passwords, etc. In order to protect your privacy, you may need to delete the cookies. Also if the cookies became outdated, you may find it difficult to access web pages in your browser.
Tips to Delete Cookies
To delete the cookies in Windows 7, you can navigate to 'Tools', then select 'Internet Options' and open the General tab. Here you can find the Browsing history. Click on the 'Delete' button. You can find the Delete browsing history in the window and click on the 'Delete cookies' button and then click 'Yes'. After that click 'Close' and then click 'OK'.
Even if you delete the cookies manually in Internet Explorer, the cookies index.dat file stores Internet surfing information in your computer. This file cannot be deleted manually as it is accessed by the Windows all the time. If you delete cookies, you may need to enter your personal information again the next time you visit the site, as some websites stores your name, password, or other information in the cookies.
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