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Tutorials on How to Delete Cookies in Popular Web Browsers

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When you visit certain websites, a text file is placed on your hard drive that is used by the site in question to store user specific settings and information. This text file, or cookie, is utilized by the respective site each time you return in order to provide a customized experience or to retrieve your login credentials. From time to time you may have the desire to delete your cookies for privacy purposes. These tutorials detail how to delete cookies in several popular browsers.

Delete Cookies in Internet Explorer 9

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IE9 offers several ways to delete cookies, including a simple keyboard shortcut as well as through IE9's General Options section. Users are also given the ability to automatically delete cookies each time they close the browser. This in-depth tutorial steps you through each of this methods.

How to Delete Cookies in Other Versions of IE

Delete Cookies in Opera 10 for Windows

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Opera 10 allows you to delete cookies via the browser's Private Data interface, distinguishing between temporary and standard cookies. Users can choose to delete these temporary cookies as well as delete standard cookie files. This process can be fairly simple as long as you are knowledgeable on the types of cookies you wish to delete. This step-by-step tutorial explains everything you need to know to delete cookies in Opera 10 for Windows.

How to Delete Cookies in Other Versions of Opera

Delete Cookies in Firefox 4 for Windows

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Firefox 4 groups private data into several different components, including cookies. Users are given the ability to delete cookies from specific time ranges such as the last two hours or the current day. This graphic tutorial teaches you how to delete cookies in Firefox 4 for Windows.

How to Delete Cookies in Other Versions of Firefox

Delete Cookies in Flock 2.x for Windows

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Flock 2.x for Windows separates private data into several different components including cookies. Users are given the ability to delete cookies by utilizing Flock's Clear Private Data interface. This detailed tutorial shows you how to delete cookies in Flock 2.x for Windows.

Delete Cookies in Safari 5 for Windows

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Safari 5 allows you to delete cookies as well as several other private data components with just a few clicks of your mouse. Saved items are broken out into almost a dozen groupings including cookies, Web page preview images and icons, and Autofill form text. This brief how-to article describes the steps required to delete cookies in Safari 5 for Windows.

How to Delete Cookies in Other Versions of Safari

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