Using Your Browser To Stop Cookies

Cookies

All web browsers enable you to set your cookie preferences before you start surfing. To enable this feature in your browser, simply follow the steps for you Internet Browser.

These steps are for the latest version of each browser, for older versions, visit allaboutcookies...

Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) 9.0+:

  • Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar which should drop down then click on 'Internet Options'
  • Click on 'Privacy' Tab on top
  • Move the slider up to the 'Block all Cookies' button

Important Notice: Blocking all cookies may prevent you from entering a lot of sites. The next two Internet Explorer privacy levels, High and Medium High, may be more suitable.

To delete existing cookies:

  • Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar which should drop down then click on 'Internet Options'
  • Click on 'General' tab which should be under 'Browsing History' and click 'Delete'

Your Internet Explorer 9.0 should now be cookie free!

Google Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome to disable cookies:

  • Go to 'Tools Menu'
  • Click on 'Options'
  • Click on 'Under the Hood'
  • 'Cookie Setting' should be selected. Once done select 'Block all Cookies'
  • Now all cookies should be blocked on your Google Chrome

To clear existing cookies:

  • Go to 'Tools Menu'
  • Click on 'Options'
  • Click on 'Under the Hood'
  • Under 'Privacy' section select "Show Cookies'
  • A new window should open called 'Cookies' In here you can see all the cookies within your Google Chrome Browser.
  • Click on "Remove All" to remove all traces of cookies
  • If you wish to only remove a certain cookie, simply highlight and click "Remove"

Mozilla Firefox

If you are using Firefox 2.0+ / 3.0+ / 4.0+/ to disable cookies:

  • Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar
  • Click on 'Options'
  • Click on 'Privacy Tab'
  • Disable the box that says 'Accept Cookies From sites'

To clear existing cookies:

  • Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar
  • Click on 'Options'
  • Click on 'Privacy Tab'
  • Click on "Clear Now"
  • Select "Cookies"
  • Click on "Clear Private Data Now"

This procedure will stop sites from installing cookies on your firefox browser.

Safari

In order to disable cookies from Safari web browser you need to perform following steps:

  • Go to 'Edit' in the menu bar
  • Click on Preferences
  • Click the Privacy icon.
  • Under 'Bock Cookies' select the 'Always' radio button.
  • Exit the dialog box.

To clear existing cookies:

  • Go to 'Edit' in the menu bar
  • Click on Preferences
  • Click the Privacy icon.
  • Click the 'Remove All Website Data' button
  • Exit the dialog box¬†
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