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How to Delete Cookies In Safari for the iPhone

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Please note that this tutorial was created on an older version of iOS. If necessary, visit the updated version created on iOS 5.1.

A cookie is essentially a message passed from a Web server to a Web browser which is then stored on your iPhone in a small text file. This cookie can have many uses, the main one allowing a Web server to identify a user and serve up customized pages and/or login information to the user's browser when revisiting a specific page. You may have the desire to delete your iPhone's stored cookies for a variety of reasons. This tutorial will show you how to accomplish that feat in a few easy steps.

Please note that the Safari application must be completely shut down prior to clearing any history, cache, cookies, etc. If you are unsure how to do this, visit our How to Kill iPhone Apps tutorial.

First select the Settings icon, normally located towards the top of your iPhone Home Screen.

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