How to Delete Cookies in Windows® Vista®
Get to know more about the different ways of removing cookies in Windows Vista
Every time you open the browser in your system to open a web page, order something online, or read your email in a web based viewer all those information will be stored in to the system. Whether you are viewing the weather, catching up on the latest world news reading sports, or viewing something a little more private, all that information is stored in the hard disk. The files which are used to store all these informations are known as temporary files. The visited web pages might store bits of information about who you are when you visit web sites in files called cookies on the system itself. Even if you are not online, programs will store histories of the files you've opened, played, or viewed. Cookies might contain information for a customized Web page or may contain the user name and password to login to login to a system. The deletion of these cookies are necessary to hide the details of browsing.
Following are the different ways to remove cookies from the windows vista system:
- Deleting cookies
- Prevent cookies
- Using specialized software
To delete cookies from the vista system, you need to click on 'Tools' in the toolbar and then select 'Delete Browser History.'From the coming options, you could select the delete option. You could do this by using the control panel also. You could go to 'start' > 'Control Panel' > 'Internet Options' and then you need to follow the same steps. In Mozilla Firebox, you could delete cookies by clicking 'Tools' option and then clear private data now option.
You could prevent cookies from getting on your system again by changing your privacy settings. In this case also you need to select the Internet Options. Followed by this you could see the 'Advanced' button. From there you could block the cookies by the block option. By allowing the session cookies, you could determine on a per-incident basis whether you want a cookie on your system. You browse the Web in the future, a window will pop up asking you whether you would like to allow or block the cookies.
Some types of softwares can be used to remove cookies from the system. Normal antispyware software could reduce a large extent of cookies from the system. You just need to run that software in the system. Proper updations of this software are necessary to remove all unknown malwares from the system.