01-30-2011 02:41 PM - last edited on 01-31-2011 12:42 AM by JerryM
This is the closest I could find to a place to ask a question. My question is simple: Is there any way to delete, automatically, all cookies from the cookie folder in IE8 as they are placed there ? I do this manualy but it gets wearysome and is very time consuming. I was somewhat shocked to discover the volume of them. They seem to swarm like flies to roadkill. I'm guessing this is the wrong place to ask but I could find no other. Please excuse me if this all wrong.
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01-31-2011 10:01 AM
As Huwyngr says, some cookies are necessary. What you want to prevent are tracking cookies. To delete cookies that are already set follow the instructions here:
Then, to keep tracking cookies from persisting follow the suggestions in this post, including installing SpywareBlaster in order to populate the per-site list in IE with sites to permanently block:
02-08-2011 05:27 PM
First of all, are cookies stored anywhere other than - C:\Users\.....\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\C
02-08-2011 06:02 PM
Why dont you use ATF Cleaner by Atribune?
It removed cookies, temp files , cleans your java cache and is less intrusive than Registry Cleaners.
It works on FF , IE, and Opera
02-08-2011 06:08 PM
Make sure you enable all protection in SpywareBlaster. It will automatically populate the per-site list in IE with domains to block. Something is not working correctly if cookies are still being set by blocked sites.
Favicons are the small icons that appear in your browser address bar and bookmarks for sites you visit (like the Norton checkmark logo). Keep 'em.
Tracking cookies do not follow you wherever you go on the internet. They just let the domain that set the particular cookie know when you visit sites that host ads from that domain. So if you go to Site A and Site R and both sites have ads placed there by BigAdCo, BigAdCo will know you visited both sites. BigAdCo will have no idea what unaffiliated sites you visited in between, so your browsing to Sites B through Q cannot be not tracked.
If you set your browser to block third-party cookies and you have the SpywareBlaster block list in place, you should not see many tracking cookies at all.
An explanation of web bugs can be found here:
02-14-2011 02:11 AM
I think private browsing Mode in Internet Exporer 8 can help regarding this, Private Browsing mode in IE8 prevents the Internet Explorer from recording and storing data about your browsing session during the session is active. and it ll also delete your cookies and history automatically when closing it..
02-15-2013 11:17 AM
Same here, I'd do it automatically. But I don't really use IE that much anymore. I'd prefer to use Chrome now. But I think IE is still the number 1 browser right now.