Have you ever wondered how Internet sites remember your identity after the first access or how eBay, Amazon or other online stores keep the items you have placed in your cart even though you have not registered on them? If the answer is yes, know everything is due to cookies.
To immediately dispel all your doubts ... no, I'm not talking about cookies! In the jargon of the Web, cookies are nothing more than information stored on the device used to surf the net in the form of a database or individual text files that allow Internet sites to keep track of both the identity of users and their preferences. Cookies are therefore very useful, but there are cases in which they can be used in a bad way, so to speak, to explain users' web browsing habits. Know how to go about delete cookies it is therefore very important.
How do you say? Do you agree with me perfectly but don't have the dontest idea how to precede? Well, fear not… I can explain to you, in detail, how to delete cookies. In fact, in the following lines I will illustrate the procedure that must be carried out to delete cookies on all the most common web browsers for computers. Don't worry, you won't have to carry out complicated operations. The whole procedure that I will illustrate is very simple, even for the less experienced in computer science. Ready? Yes? Very well, then let's get started.
Eliminate cookies in Internet Explorer
It was used Internet Explorer e you want to find out how to delete cookies the first thing you need to do is start the browser by double clicking on its icon on the desktop.
Once the Internet Explorer window is open, click on the gear wheel icon at the top right and choose the item Internet options from the menu you buy. In the window that will open at this point, select the tab General e poi press the pulsating Eliminate ... located at the bottom right. Proceed by placing the check mark next to the item Cookie and data of the website e then click on the button Delete.
Please note that you can also remove the data of a single site if necessary. To do this, visit the website whose data you want to remove with Internet Explorer, click on the gear wheel icon located at the top right of the window and select the Development tools. Proceed by selecting the item Network from the bar that appears at the bottom and then click on the button Delete cookies by domain.
Delete cookies on Microsoft Edge
If you are in the habit of surfing the net with Microsoft Edge and you want to know how to delete cookies the first operation you need to perform is to start the web browser by double clicking on its icon attached to the desktop or to the Windows taskbar.
Once the Microsoft Edge window is open, click on the icon depicting three dots which is located at the top right and then presses on the item Settings attached to the menu that is shown to you. Now click the button Choose the items to delete placed under the heading Clear browsing data then put a check mark next to the item Saved cookies and website data and remove it from all other entries. To finish, click on the button Clear.
Delete cookies on Safari
It was used Safari e you have decided to delete cookies the first thing you need to do is start the Apple browser. Once the Safari window is displayed, click on the item Pref Renze present in the menu Safari e then select the tab Privacy.
At this point, if you want to delete all cookies, just click on the button Remove all website data .... If, on the other he, it is your intention to delete cookies for individual websites, click on the button Details present under the button Remove all website data ..., click on the item you want to act on and then click on the button Remove.
Delete cookies on Google Chrome
If the web browser you usually use to browse the net is Google Chrome e you want to find out what you need to do in order to delete the cookies all you have to do is start Chrome, click on the button with the three horizontal lines in the upper right part of the browser window and select the item Other tools. Once this is done click on the item Clear browsing data ... annessa to the menu che ti comes mostrato.
In the window that will open at this point, put the check mark only next to the item Cookies and other site and plug-in data, make sure that the item is set in the drop-down menu at the top all e then click on the button Clear browsing data.
If you want to remove only the data of some sites click on the button with the three horizontal lines located at the top right and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. In the tab that will open click on the item Show advanced settings… present at the bottom of the page and then on the button Content settings. ... present nella sezione Privacy. Now press the button All cookies and site data, move the mouse cursor over the name of the site you want to delete and finally click on x you see appear on the right.
Delete cookies on Mozilla Firefox
If you are in the habit of surfing the net with Mozilla Firefox e you want to delete cookies, all you have to do is start the web browser and click on the button with the three horizontal lines in the upper right part of the window. Then click on the item Preference ... e then select the tab Privacy.
In the new screen that appears, click the link clear recent history e remove the check mark from all the items in the list except for the item Cookie. Then press the button Cancel now.
If instead of deleting all cookies you prefer to act on individual websites, know that even in the case of Mozilla Firefox it is possible. To delete cookies relating to individual websites all you have to do is click on the item remove individual cookies attached to the card Privacy, select the site on which you want to act and then click on the button Remove selezionato.
Other solutions to delete cookies
As you have been able to verify yourself, deleting cookies is really very easy regardless of the web browser used. However, if you have no intention of clicking here and there among the various browser menus I suggest you use CCleaner. It is a free software that is very useful for cleaning your computer. If you are interested in learning more about how CCleaner works and if you want to find out how to delete cookies using this program, I suggest you read my guide on how to download and use CCleaner.