Windows® 7 Internet Explorer® files
Cookies are files created by the websites that you visit. Some of them get stored on your hard disk and when you try to visit the same website again, these are sent back to the website from your browser. In this way, you are able to visit the website in a much faster way. Although the ultimate purpose of cookies is to make your web browsing easier and faster, some of them also threaten your privacy and in such a situation, it becomes important to delete them. If you are using a Windows 7 computer system, then let us see why to delete Windows 7 Internet Explorer files and how.
The following points will tell you how and why to delete Windows 7 Internet Explorer cookie files:
- What is the purpose of cookies?
- Why to delete the cookies?
- How to delete cookies?
What is the purpose of cookies?
The major purpose of the cookies is to notify the website that the user has visited it in the past too. The website can use this information to block some of the one-time services like web pools and one time promotional services. With the help of these cookies, the website also remembers your username so that you do not need to enter it every time you visit it. The website can also use them to remember your information like your name, advertising information and personal preferences, which can be important to the website in many ways.
Why to delete the cookies?
You may need to delete the cookies from your system because they pose a lot of threat to your privacy. For example, your username and password are saved on a website and if another user visits the website from your computer, he or she will get easy access to your personal information. If your computer has become too loaded with these cookies, then its performance may also become significantly slow and deleting them may be of great help.
If you have a Windows 7 system and you are using Internet Explorer as the web browser, you will need to open it, click on 'Tools' menu and click on the 'Internet Options.' A pop-up window will appear on which you will need to click on the 'General' tab and click on the 'Delete Cookies' button. Click on the 'OK' button and you will get rid of cookies permanently. After this, you will start noticing that the speed of your system has increased significantly and privacy is also not put at risk at all.
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