How do I delete cookies (cookies) to Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer

By | 27.04.2016

delete cookies from your browser

How to manually remove cookies: instructions for popular browsers

Cookies — tiny files with text information. When visiting the site, the server stores them in the user’s browser in order to ensure the correct execution of user tasks. After login, cookiev stored encrypted username / password visitor, thereby updating the page (making a second request to the server), it does not need to enter their personal information again. In addition, the sites «record» in the preferences of the user cookies by setting them, visit statistics, etc.

Perhaps you have a question, an idea, «Well why then clean cookie if they increase the comfort of using internet resources? What sense to remove them from the browser? Let them stored. They do not bother me. »

But «do not disturb» — it is only at first glance. Do not underestimate the importance of these small of files. They bring not only benefit, but harm. If cookies are not promptly removed from the browser, the following can happen:

  • other people working on your PC, can easily «go to» your personal accounts in social networks, forums, payment systems;
  • PC file system is littered with exhaust cookies — reduce the usable hard disk space;
  • decreases the level of your privacy on the web (many sites are very fond of without permission «peek» into your Internet browser to learn more information about the visitor).

If you do not know how to delete cookies from your browser, follow the instructions below (to choose from, depending on how the browser in use).


1. To clean the FF, simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + Del. Or in the «Journal» (horizontal menu at the top of the window), click «Clear Recent History».


2. In the «Delete all history» in the drop-down menu «Delete:», select «All» if you want to delete the cookies completely. If not — select a certain time period (during which saved cookies): «For the last hour,» «For today,» etc.
3. The list of elements tick, just opposite the «Cookies».

Tip! To global cleaning of Firefox, including all elements.

4. Click «Clear Private Data Now.»

To perform a selective removal:

1. Open the FF menu: Tools >> Options >> Privacy.

2. In the «History» (tab «Privacy») in the sentence «You may want to …», click «remove individual cookies» link.

3. A window opens selective removal of «Cookies». Highlight the mouse click the file / files to be removed from the browser.

Selective removal

4. Click the «Delete cookie».

Tip! In the same window, you can make and a thorough cleaning, pressing the next button «Delete all cookies.»

Also you can disable the settings of the browser history saving cookies:

1. In the «Privacy» tab «of Firefox:» menu ( «History» section), select «Use custom …».

saving setting

2. In the submenu, disable the option «Accept cookies …» (uncheck).
3. Save the changed settings.

Google Chrome

1. Press «Ctrl + Shift + Del» keys (simultaneously). The browser will open the panel «Clear History.»
2. Specify the time period for which you want to remove the elements: «All the time», «Last week,» etc.

clearing the history in Google Chrome

3. Place a check in front of only the element «cookie files …».
4. Click «Clear History.»

To Google Chrome blocked cookie sites (ie not kept them):

1. Click the «three stripes» (located in the upper right corner).
2. Select «Settings».
3. Activate mouse click the link «Show advanced» (located at the bottom of the page).

blocking cookies in google chrome

4. In the «Personal data» click «Content settings …».
5. On the panel «Content settings …» activate the option «Block data and cookie files …».


1.Kliknite icon «cog», located at the top of the IE window, on the right side.

Tip! You can also use hotkeys -combinations «Alt + X».

2. From the menu, click the item «Internet Options».
3. In the window that opens, on the «General» tab, under «Browsing history,» click «Delete …».

delete cookies in Internet Explorer

4. In the «Delete history …» Uncheck all items, except «the cookie files and data ..».
5. Click the «Delete».
6. «Internet Options» Close the window.

Quick access panel removal: standard keyboard shortcut — «Ctrl + Shift + Del».


1. Open the set-up menu of your browser — click on the upper part of the window the icon «Opera».
2. Go to the settings of «History».
3. Mouse clicks, start the ‘Clear browsing history …. »

delete cookies in Opera

4. In a new tab, select: for any time period you want to delete cookies ( «For the last day,» «From the beginning,» and others.)
5. Set the bird near the option «Delete cookies …» (the other — turn off).
6. Click «Clear browsing history ….»

If you do not want the browser Opera stores the cookie in the «Settings» in «the Cookie Files» section, enable the setting «Block third-party files …».

Automatically delete cookie using CCleaner program

1. Run CCleaner program. Close all browsers.
2. Activate the «Cleaning» section of the menu (click on the icon «broom» arm).
3. In the next panel, the tab «Windows», in the column «Internet Explorer», set the bird in front of «Cookie-files».
4. Click the «Applications» and, in the same way, turn the setting to delete cookies «of Firefox» sections, «of Opera» and «GoogleChrome».
5. Click «Analysis». Wait until the scan is complete.
6. Click on the button «Clear» to activate the procedure of removing cookies.
7. After the message «Cleaning completed», close CCleaner.

Actively apply these methods in practice. Do not be lazy to make «clean» in the browsers after Internet surfing. It only takes two or three minutes — but how much benefit will bring. Will PC and order and cleanliness, and the proper level of security.

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