How to Get Rid of Unwanted Cookies from Internet Explorer

We’ve talked some about cookies (the kind that are saved on your computer, not the kind that you eat, although look at the bottom of this post for a great cookies-that-you-eat recipe!)

Some of the most frequently asked questions that Aunty gets regarding cookies are “how can I find out what cookies are lurking on my computer?” and “how can I get rid of them?”

Well, part of the reason this is such a confusing topic for users with Internet Explorer is that different versions of IE store cookies in different locations, and that can be influenced further by which version of Windows you are using.

Further, where IE used to store all cookies in a single file called, oddly enough, “cookies.txt,” IE now stores cookies as individual files in a “cookies” folder.

So, the way to find all of the cookies currently residing on your hard drive is to first close IE, and then search using your favorite file management software… [Continued]

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  • shari

    I want to get rid of my internet cookies

  • Alora

    Real problem with cookies over the past week.


  • Bob

    all you have to do is open internet explorer,
    right click on the start button then click explore
    scroll down to ‘ Temporary Internet Files ‘ and click
    click on ‘Type’ at the top…
    scroll and simply delete all the files which say ‘cookie’ under the ‘type’ bar (when pressed type bar, all files are put in alphabetical order)

    Hope that this helps!!!

  • Snowy

    i cant seem 2 get rid of my cookies i have got loads of them wot do u think i should do

  • anoyed cookies

    i got cookies but im on a mac computer and i dont have a start button

    really annoying me … any clue what to do?

  • Anneliese

    I have a problem with a cookie as well. I can’t even get on youtube which is beyond annoying… I have tried everything, But I cannot find the file it says the cookie is saved in, any help?

  • http://yahoo maya

    well i have cookies on my computer and i really want to get rid of it but it will not let me log onto my yahoo my mysyace or antyhing can you please help me getting rid of cookies

  • care

    i hav cookies and now i can not get on face book. i downloaded mozzilla firefox but that is the same any help??