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Deleting cookies and browsing history from main browsers

Cookies: Cookies are some information which is stored by different website in your browser. For example: login information (username, password). Sometime these cookies are needed to delete for security purpose. This article shows you how to delete cookies from Firefox, internet explorer (IE 9 or later) and Google chrome.

Browsing history: Browsing histories are list of web pages which are visited recently by the user. It includes associated data such as page title and time of visit. Every browser has its own mechanism of recording the history. Furthermore, third party services can also a cause of recording browsing history either partially or completely. On the other hand, user can visit pages privately to prevent the history to be recorded. Well, that is a completely different issue for this article. Along with concerning with cookies, we will also cover the topics of deleting browsing histories from different browsers.

Firefox:

We can delete cookies in two ways.

  1. Delete cookies for single website.
  2. Delete all the cookies.

Delete cookies for a single site

To delete cookies for a single website:

  1. Click in menu button
  2. Select option                                                                                                                                                                                                1 st
  3. Go to privacy panel.
  4. Set Firefox will option to Use custom settings for history.                        2
  5. Click on show cookies.                                                                                     3
  6. Select any cookie file from the list you want to delete and press Remove Selected button.                                      4
  7. Then click on close button.

 

Delete all cookies

  1. Click on menu
  2. Click on History                                                                                                                        1
  3. Then select Clear recent History                                                                          history1111                         
  4. Set Time range to clear option to Everything.                                                                                                                              history2222
  1. Now from Details select only cookies.                                                                                                                               
  2. Then click on Clear Now.     history33333

Deleting browsing History

  1. Click on menu
  2. Click on History                                                                                                    1 st
  3. Then select Clear recent History                                                                                       history1111
  4. Now from Time range to clear option chose different time range to delete history.
  5. From the details tab chose different types of history you want delete.
  6. After setting time range and history type click on Clear now.                                                                                                        history fire111

Internet Explorer

Delete cookies from Internet Explorer in a few simple steps. After completion of all the steps your browser will be completely cookie free. It means, no password or important information will not be saved on the browser on a local PC. The steps apply to Internet Explorer 9 or later versions.

Operation on cookies includes deleting cookies, blocking, customizing cookies and allowing cookies.

Take the following steps to delete cookies.

  1. First look at right top corner of internet explorer. There is an option safety click on it.
  2. Then from the dropdown menu, select Delete Browsing History.                                                                              excooki
  3. A new popup window will appear. From the window, select only cookies option.
  4. Then press Delete button.    excooki2

Blocking cookies

  1. Tap the tools button from the right top corner of your browser.
  2. Then select Internet Option from the dropdown menu.                                                 exbcooki222
  3. Click the Privacy tab.                                                                                                           exbcooki222
  4. Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  5. Then click OK.                                                                                                                       exbcooki333

To customize cookie settings

  1. Tap the tools button from the right top corner of your browser.
  2. Then select Internet Option from the dropdown menu.                                                    exbcooki1111
  3. Click the Privacy tab.                                                                                                           exbcooki222
  4. On the Privacy tab use these options
  • Move the slider to set what types of cookies are blocked or allowed.
  • Click Sites to block or allow specific websites.
  • Click Import to import a privacy preferences file.
  • Click Advanced to override your privacy settings for certain types of cookies.
  • Click Default to reset privacy settings to their original level.

 

  1. Then click OK.                                                                                                                      exccook111

Deleting browsing History

  1. First look at right top corner of internet explorer. There is an option safety click on it.
  2. Then from the dropdown menu, select Delete Browsing History.                                                                                            excooki
  3. A new popup window will appear. From the window, select Different option which you want to delete.
  4. Then click on Delete Button.                                                                                       history ie111

Google Chrome

  1. Click on menu icon on the right top corner on the browser.
  2. Then go to More tools then Clear browsing data.                                                                                                              cookies chrome
  3. After that, select only Cookies and other site and plugin data.
  4. Then click on Clear browsing data.                                                                   cookies chrome222

To delete Browsing history from Google Chrome

  1. Click on menu icon on the right top corner on the browser.
  2. Then go to More tools then Clear browsing data.                                                                                                                         cookies chrome
  3. After that, select different history option which you want to delete.
  4. Then click on Clear browsing data.                                                                                                                                    history chrome

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