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Cookies are small files that are placed on your PC by a website. Websites use these cookies in various ways from tracking your movement through the website to providing information to advertisers about your buying preferences.

Without cookies it can be difficult to navigate some websites. For instance, if you had to sign in to a website, a cookie would store your user name and password. if you subsequently deleted that cookies then, the next time you used that website, you would have to input your user name and password all over again.

Whether you accept or decline cookies is totally up to you. When visiting websites from within the European Union (EU) you may have noticed that now you are prompted to either accept or decline cookies or, by simply using the site, it is assumed that you have consented to cookies being placed on your PC. This is a privacy safeguard for you the user. If you do not wish to accept cookies you can either refuse at the point of entry to an EU based website or, if the website assumes you are giving permission by using the website, you can close that website and simply delete all cookies.

Deleting all cookies is a simple affair but differs with each browser. Below is the method used by four of the most popular browsers:

Firefox

If you are using Mozilla Firefox version 12 or later, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Firefox tab in the top left hand corner of the screen.
  2. From the Drop down menu, Select Options.
  3. In the options window, Click on the Privacy Tab.
  4. On the Privacy tab, click the Show Cookies button.
  5. A list of cookies will now appear.
  6. To remove All cookies, press the Remove all Cookies button.

Google Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome version 19 or later, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the spanner in the top right hand corner of the Chrome browser window.
  2. From the drop down menu, select Settings.
  3. In the Settings window, click the + Show Advanced Settings link.
  4. In the Advanced Settings window, in the Privacy section, click the Content Settings button.
  5. A list of cookies will appear.
  6. Click the OK button to Delete all cookies.

Safari

If you are using Apple Safari version 5 or later, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Cog wheel in the Top Right hand corner of the screen.
  2. From the drop down menu, select Preferences.
  3. In the Preferences window, click the Privacy tab.
  4. In the Privacy tab, click the Remove all website data button.
  5. A message will appear asking if you are sure you want to remove all data stored by websites on your computer. Click the Remove Now button to remove the data.

Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer 8 or later, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Cog wheel in the Top Right hand corner of the browser window.
  2. From the drop down menu, click on Internet options.
  3. In the Internet Options window, General tab, click the Delete button in the Browsing History section.
  4. In the Delete Browsing History window, click the Delete button. This will delete all of the checked (ticked) options in the delete Browsing History window. If you only want to remove the cookies then uncheck (untick) all other available options, only leaving the cookies option checked.