How to delete cookies and browsing history
You may have heard horror stories about what internet cookies are doing to your computer and as such, you probably want to learn how to delete cookies and your browsing history from your web browser. Here's where we show you how to delete cookies and your browsing history from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. See all internet tutorials.
We should say that Internet cookies themselves are not necessarily bad things. They are there primarily to improve your browsing experience and do so by storing your browsing data. They are only potentially harmful because the cookies also send data back to the webpages that you visit; what the webpages do with this data is where the danger lies. This is why deleting your cookies - and to a lesser degree your browsing history - is a good thing to do periodically. See also How to get free online storage.
Deleting your cookies and internet browsing history really is an easy task that anyone can do. The only tricky thing is knowing where to look; luckily for you, we're about to show you just that.
How to delete cookies and browsing history on Internet Explorer
Go to Tools (top right), and open Internet Options. From here you will see a Browsing History heading halfway down the new window; click on the button that says Delete. A new window will pop-up that will let you delete your Cookies, History, Temporary Internet Files, and Form data too.
How to delete cookies and browsing history on Chrome
Located to the top right of the window you will see an icon made up of three horizontal lines. Click on this and then select Settings from the list. From here you need to select History from the three tabs found on the left side of the page. Next all you need to do is click the Clear Browsing Data button and select Cookies from the checklist provided.
How to delete cookies and browsing history on Firefox
Click on the Firefox drop-down menu located in the top right of the window, from here open History and the Clear Recent History. This will bring up a new window that will let you delete your Cookies and Browsing history.
How to delete cookies and browsing history in Safari
Deleting your Cookies and browsing history on Apple's Safari is just as simple as the previous three browsers mentioned. Go to Menu bar > Safari > Reset Safari > Check the Remove all cookies and Clear history.
That's how to delete cookies and browsing history on Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.