11-08-2011 07:05 PM
Aside from doing this by process of elimination, how would I be able to easily identify/isolate Persistent cookies?
In IE8 for example there is a setting named Preserve Favorites Website Data.
Does anyone know the actual location where that data is stored for this function?
11-18-2011 02:55 PM
I don't know where that data is stored, but I run CCleaner every time I exit my browser.
It's a free download from Pirifoam and I run it "as is", and never touch the registry portion of the tool.
It clears, in one fell swoop, all history, cookies, broken compenents from uninstalls, etc. from all of your browsers.
I've been using for 5 years or so, and love it. It's very fast!
Also, I know it's clearing cookies, as I have experimented with running my Norton AV first and it finds the same cookies that CCleaner removes.
Hope that helps...unless you're looking for something I'm not understanding.
11-18-2011 10:03 PM
There are two types of cookies - persistent and non-persistent. Only persistent cookies are stored in the PC. Non-persistent cookies are stored in RAM and they get removed when the browser window instance is closed. You can find their location by going to nternet Optons->Browsing history->settings->View Files = It will open the location for you.
11-19-2011 01:20 PM - edited 11-19-2011 01:25 PM
There are two types of cookies - persistent and non-persistent. Only persistent cookies are stored in the PC. Non-persistent cookies are stored in RAM and they get removed when the browser window instance is closed.
The non-persistent cookie is actually known as a Session Cookie.
Tracking Cookies do persist, as far as I know. NIS can remove them if set correctly.
I believe that the Session and Persistent cookies are stored in the same place, (i.e. Documents & Settings in XP) but I just
wish to confirm my above post for IE 8 and IE9 as to the exact Preserve Favorites website data location.