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How to Delete Cookies In Safari for the iPad


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How to Delete Cookies In Safari for the iPad

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A cookie is essentially a message passed from a Web server to a Web browser which is then stored on your iPad 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 iPad'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 iPad/iPhone Apps tutorial.

First select the Settings icon, normally located towards the middle of your iPad Home Screen.

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