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How do I view and control cookies in my Internet browser?

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Chrome

Viewing cookies

  1. From the Chrome menu in the top right corner of the browser, select Settings.

  2. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings.

  3. Under Privacy, select Content settings.

  4. Click All cookies and site data to view all cookies.

Changing cookie settings

  1. From the Chrome menu at the top right corner of the browser, select Settings.

  2. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings.

  3. Under Privacy, select Content settings.

  4. Manage cookie settings by checking or unchecking the options beneath the Cookies heading.

Deleting cookies

  1. From the Chrome menu at the top right corner of the browser, select Settings.

  2. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings.

  3. Under Privacy, select Content settings.

  4. In the Content settings menu, click All cookies and site data.

  5. To delete all cookies, click Remove all. To remove specific cookies, hover the mouse over the entry and select the X that appears next to it.

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Firefox

Viewing cookies

  1. From the Tools menu, select Options.

    If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. At the top of the window that appears, click Privacy.

  3. In the menu that appears click remove individual cookies to view the list of cookies.

Changing cookie settings

  1. From the Tools menu, select Options.

    If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. At the top of the window that appears, click Privacy.

  3. To modify settings, from the drop-down menu under "History", select Use custom settings for history. Then enable or disable the settings by checking or unchecking the boxes next to each setting:

    • To allow sites to set cookies on your computer, select Accept cookies from sites. To specify which sites are always or never allowed to use cookies, click Exceptions.

    • To accept third-party cookies, check Accept third-party cookies. In the drop-down menu next to "Keep until:", select the time period you wish to keep cookies on your computer.

    • To specify how the browser should clear the private data it stores, check Clear history when Firefox closes. Then, click Settings... . You can specify the items to be cleared when you close Firefox.

  4. Click OK until you return to the Firefox window.

Deleting cookies

  1. To remove all cookies, from the History menu, select Clear recent history.

    If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. Click the arrow next to Details to expand the menu.

  3. Check the items you want to clear, and then click Clear Now.

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Internet Explorer

Viewing cookies

  1. From the Tools menu, or the Tools drop-down at the upper right, select Internet Options.

  2. Under "Browsing History", click Settings.

  3. Click View Objects or View Files.

Changing cookie settings

  1. From the Tools menu, or the Tools drop-down at the upper right, select Internet Options.

  2. Click the Privacy tab.

  3. Select Advanced.

  4. To override the automatic cookie settings, click Override automatic cookie handling, and then make your selections using the radio buttons below.

  5. Click OK to close each of the open dialog boxes.

Deleting cookies

For information on deleting cookies, see How do I clear my web browser's cache, cookies, and history?

This content is adapted from Microsoft Help and Support article 278835.

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Safari

Note: To determine the version of Safari you're using, from the Safari menu, select About Safari.

Safari 5.1 and later

Viewing cookies

  1. In Safari, from the Safari menu, select Preferences... .

  2. In the Safari preferences window, click Privacy.

  3. To view stored cookies, click Details... .

Changing cookie settings

  1. In Safari, from the Safari menu, select Preferences... .

  2. In the Safari preferences window, click Privacy.

  3. To set your preferences for accepting cookies, next to "Block cookies", select From third parties and advertisers, Always, or Never.

Deleting cookies

  1. In Safari, from the Safari menu, select Preferences.

  2. In the Safari preferences window, click Privacy.

  3. If you have any cookies or other web site data stored, click Details. To remove the data from a site, highlight it and click Remove. To remove the data from all sites, click Remove All. When you're finished, click Done to return to the preferences window.

Safari 5.0.x and earlier

Viewing cookies

  1. In Safari, from the Safari menu, select Preferences... .

  2. In the Safari preferences window, click Security.

  3. To view your cookies, click Show Cookies. In the sheet that drops down, you can browse the list of cookies on your computer. When you're finished, click Done to return to the preferences window.

Changing cookie settings

  1. In Safari, from the Safari menu, select Preferences.

  2. In the Safari preferences window, click Security.

  3. To enable cookies, next to "Accept Cookies:", select Always or Only from sites you navigate to. To disable cookies, select Never.

Deleting cookies

  1. In Safari, from the Safari menu, select Preferences.

  2. In the Safari preferences window, click Security.

  3. To view your cookies, click Show Cookies. In the sheet that drops down, you can browse the list of cookies on your computer. To remove a cookie, highlight it and click Remove. To remove all cookies, click Remove All. When you're finished, click Done to return to the preferences window.

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