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I have at ton of cookies on my pc, and can't tell what most of them are. Is it OK to just delete all of them and start from scratch? ; or just let them stay.
 

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You can delete them.

Remember though, some usernames and passwords won't be remembered on some websites, like this forum, if you have set them to be remembered. That's not a big deal though. When typing them in again, they will be remembered the next time you go to the same website.
 

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If you have any cookies that contain passwords .. like logging into TSG here ..
You will have to create a new one.

How are you going to clean your cookies ??
If you're going to use a system cleaner .. like CCleaner ... You can tell it which cookies to keep.
 

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You can also see the list of cookies when opening your Internet Explorer Options. Under the General tab, "Browsing history", "Settings", "View files". You can then delete them one by one from the list.
 

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If you're talking about an AutoComplete feature like the one under the Content tab in IE, I do not recommend it for Security reasons. The passwords will be stored on your computer and will be easily obtainable by malicious individuals.

 

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I am using Firefox.
I would like to eliminate the cookies one at a time, but do not know what the shortened
names of many of them mean. That is why I wondered if I just asked Firefox to eliminate all of them if thar would be detrimental. Is leaving all of them on my PC slowing it down?
 

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It won't hurt a thing to delete them all. If you use Password Manager to remember your login info, the worst that would happen is if you go to a site that you've set preferences for and don't need to log in, the prefs won't be saved. The site won't remember you.
If it's a site you log in to, everything should still be there even without the cookie.

Cookies are really very low level spy-ware. They enable sites to keep track of where you go and what you do. Most people will routinely clear them.

T. :)

Edit: I forgot. FIREFOX!!!! Good for you. :up:
 
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