Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: how to get rid of tracking cookies?

23 Nov 2010   #1
CALA

win7 64bit
 
 
how to get rid of tracking cookies?

i have 42 of them

help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Nov 2010   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Use ccleaner or superantispyware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #3
lecky2009

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

are you using internet explorer ? if so click start(windows logo on task bar) then control panel then network and internet,internet options under browsing history click delete then select what items you want to delete ie cookies, passwords ext then hit delete hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Nov 2010   #4
CALA

win7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lecky2009 View Post
are you using internet explorer ? if so click start(windows logo on task bar) then control panel then network and internet,internet options under browsing history click delete then select what items you want to delete ie cookies, passwords ext then hit delete hope this helps
google chrome/safari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #5
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

In Internet Explorer, go to Tools>Internet Options>General Tab>Browsing History section and click the delete button. More options will be presented. Make sure to check the cookies box and select Delete. I usually check all the boxes except passwords.

Next, go back to Internet Options>Privacy tab>Advanced Button, check Override automatic cookie handling and both of the Block radio buttons. That will prevent cookies from being stored on your machine. You can always allow cookies from trusted sites by using the Sites button on the Privac tab.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #6
lecky2009

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

iam not to familiar with google chrome so i would go with swarfega's advice you could use a program like ccleaner its a free download
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #7
lecky2009

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hit Ctrl + Shift + Delete to bring up the Clear Browsing Data dialogue. You can also go to Tools (the wrench icon) > Options > Under the Hood > Clear Browsing Data.

It's also possible to set Google Chrome to automatically clear your cookies and site data whenever you close the browser. Simply go to Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Content Settings > Cookies and select Clear cookies and other site data when I close my browser. hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Google Chrome.

Click Wrench Tool icon upper right corner. Drop curtain click Options.
Click "Clear Browsing Data" button in new window. That should remove all but...to be sure..

...Then click "Content Settings" in same window as above. New window highlight Cookies. Click "Show Cookies and other Site Data".
New window should be empty. If not Click "Remove All"
Done!

As you will see Content Settings window gives you access to all add ons.
Mike
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #9
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CALA View Post
i have 42 of them
Not all cookies are tracking cookies. How do you know that 42 of them are tracking? And if you see them why not just delete them?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #10
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Use ccleaner or superantispyware.
Superantispyware and Hitman Pro take care of mine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 how to get rid of tracking cookies?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Google to replace cookies with anonymous identifier for ad tracking?
More... To be perfectly honest, I read it like this: "that could give users Scroogle more privacy controls."
News
Tracking cookies arghhhhhh!
I have a question for one of our security guru's with regards to tracking cookies. I use the internet a lot. I have a photography website and generally visit photography forums and tech forums such as this and GURU3D. I also visit main sites like Amazon and Ebay and use common sense when...
System Security
WinPatrol won't delete burstnet tracking cookies
WinPatrol won't delete burstnet tracking cookies. I click then press "Delete Checked" Button but BurstMedia is still there. I can delete the whole cookie file but I'd rather not have to manually log in to LastPass. I have the latest WinPatrol Plus but it won't delete the damn cookie!! edit:...
System Security
How would i know if my isp were tracking me.
How would i know if my isp were tracking me. lol im a bit paranoid :p
Network & Sharing
MSE does it remove tracking cookies
Hi guys I recently installed MSE and removed my Mcafee Tot Protec.To date MSE has found no threats on my pc.Good news you would think however mcafee frequently used to remove tracking cookies from my system almost on a daily basis but yet MSE removes nothing.Does MSE remove tracking cookies on...
System Security
Tracking cookies
On the systems where I use MSE, I notice a big influx of tracking cookies. That is not the case on the systems with NIS. I have no idea where those buggers come from because I am 80% on the forum page and occasionally I go to some other technical website to research information. Every morning I...
System Security


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App