ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Delete a Browser Cookie from Internet Explorer: How to delete a Browser Cookie from Internet Explorer?

Updated on July 7, 2011

A browser cookie is a small piece of information (one or more name-value pairs) which is sent by a web server to a web browser. A cookie can hold information like user preference, shopping cart contents or other data used by the website and can be used as authenticating, session tracking and maintaining specific information of the user. The data in the browser cookie will be sent back to the web server whenever the browser reconnects to the browser. The cookies itself is not spyware or anti-spyware or virus. It is totally harmless. But the real fact is that all types of browser cookies store private information and so there is a possibility of computer hacking or potential identity theft. This page contains the detail information to delete cookies form the browser Internet Explorer.

Steps to Delete a Browser Cookie from Internet Explorer

You can easily delete a browser cookie from Internet Explorer. Follow the following steps to delete a browser cookie from Internet Explorer:

Step 1: Open your browser (Internet Explorer).

Step 2: After opening Internet Explorer, click on Tools option. A drop-down menu will be appeared. Select Internet Options form the drop-down menu.

Step 3: After finishing the above steps, Internet Options window will be opened. From the "Internet Options" window, select General tab.

Step 4: Under the part Browsing History, click on Delete... option.

Step 5: After the above steps, Delete Browsing History window will be opened.Here, you will find Delete cookies... under Cookies section. Click on Delete cookies...

Step 6: When you click Delete cookies...,a confirmation window will be appeared asking you Are you sure you want to delete all cookies in the Temporary Internet Files folder? and offers you two option. Click the option Yes to delete all the cookies form your Internet Explorer browser.

By following the above steps, you can easily delete all the cookies form Internet Explorer.

Deleting a specific types of cookie

Sometimes, you don't want to delete all the cookies form the Internet Explorer. For this type of situation, there is another way to delete specific types of cookie. To do this, follow the following steps:

  • Select Tools and form the drop-down menu select Internet Options.
  • Select General tab and then select Settings under Browsing history area. Temporary Internet Files and History Settings window will be opened and select View files option.
  • Now, Temporary Internet Files window will be opened and there you will find lots of files which are the cookie files. Select the cookies you want to delete and delete them.

By following the above steps, you can delete the specific cooki which you don't want to preserver Internet Explorer.

© Written by rancidTaste


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • brakel2 profile image

      Audrey Selig 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Great hub. I even got rid of some cookies re ads. Thanks

    • Lgali profile image


      9 years ago

      very useful hub again


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)