For Seniors: How to Delete Cookies Using Internet Explorer - dummies

For Seniors: How to Delete Cookies Using Internet Explorer

By Corey Sandler

When you roam the Internet, Web sites you visit download information, known as cookies, to your computer to temporarily allow you to access sites or services. Your browser stores these temporary Internet files on your hard drive.

You can delete temporary Internet files when you run Disk Cleanup, but the process described here allows you to delete them without having to make choices about deleting other files on your system.

To delete these cookies:

  1. In Internet Explorer, choose Tools→Internet Options.

    The Internet Options dialog box appears.


  2. On the General tab, click the Delete button in the Browsing History section.

    The Delete Browsing History dialog box appears.


  3. Click the Temporary Internet Files checkbox to select it if it’s not already selected and click Delete.

    A confirmation message asks whether you want to delete the files.

  4. Click Yes.

    The files are deleted.

  5. Click Close and then click OK.

    The open dialog boxes close.

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