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deleting cookies individually

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kate, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. kate

    kate Flightless Bird

    is there a way to choose which cookies to delete without deleting them all?
    used to be able to do that w/ norton security software.
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    kate wrote:

    > is there a way to choose which cookies to delete without deleting them all?
    > used to be able to do that w/ norton security software.


    You could go into the web browser's TIF folder and delete the .txt files for
    the domains whose cookies you don't want on your host.

    You could use cookie managers (many are free) found by Google searching or
    looking at common download sites (download.com, softpedia.com).

    Nirsoft has their IE Cookie Viewer that will let you view the contents of
    cookies and also let you select which ones to delete.

    Why are you saving any cookies? Have the web browser delete them when it
    exits. If you want some but not all, enable the Preserve option which will
    keep cookies for sites in your Favorites list.
     
  3. Sue J Thomas

    Sue J Thomas Flightless Bird

    Or....I use PurgeIE or PurgeFox which easily lets you keep the needed
    cookies.
    www.purgie.com
    Sue
    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hl78l9$quv$1@news.albasani.net...
    > kate wrote:
    >
    >> is there a way to choose which cookies to delete without deleting them
    >> all?
    >> used to be able to do that w/ norton security software.

    >
    > You could go into the web browser's TIF folder and delete the .txt files
    > for
    > the domains whose cookies you don't want on your host.
    >
    > You could use cookie managers (many are free) found by Google searching or
    > looking at common download sites (download.com, softpedia.com).
    >
    > Nirsoft has their IE Cookie Viewer that will let you view the contents of
    > cookies and also let you select which ones to delete.
    >
    > Why are you saving any cookies? Have the web browser delete them when it
    > exits. If you want some but not all, enable the Preserve option which
    > will
    > keep cookies for sites in your Favorites list.
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:DD237FA0-4B05-4DB8-A15F-FF42712278C7@microsoft.com,
    kate <kate@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > is there a way to choose which cookies to delete without deleting
    > them all? used to be able to do that w/ norton security software.


    Winpatrol. Free and very handy. Check the cookies you want, and click the
    proper box.

    --
    --
    Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
    through personal experience does not become a
    part of the moral tissue.
     
  5. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 13 Feb 2010, "Sue J Thomas" <sueastro@optonline.net> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > Or....I use PurgeIE or PurgeFox which easily lets you keep the
    > needed cookies.
    > www.purgie.com


    CCleaner has a similar feature.
     
  6. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Nil wrote:

    > On 13 Feb 2010, "Sue J Thomas" <sueastro@optonline.net> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    >> Or....I use PurgeIE or PurgeFox which easily lets you keep the
    >> needed cookies.
    >> www.purgie.com

    >
    > CCleaner has a similar feature.


    While you can run CCleaner manually and even add it as an event in Task
    Scheduler to run are regular intervals (this is how I use it), it won't do
    the cleanup when you exit the web browser. Well, not unless you use a batch
    file to run the web browser and upon its exit then the next command in the
    batch file is to run CCleaner. Because web browsers are often loaded as
    child processes, like clicking on a link inside an e-mail client, the batch
    file would not get used (so there would be no immediate cleanup after
    exiting that child instance of the web browser).

    If you don't want cookies lingering around after you exit the web browser,
    you need to use cleanup features already present in the web browser or use
    an add-on. (I used to recommend IE7Pro but way too many of its features
    won't work under IE8, workarounds for some folks won't work for other users,
    and it causes IE8 to crash far too often). While I haven't found good free
    add-ons for IE8 to provide cookie management beyond what IE8 already has, I
    suspect there are more choices for Firefox. Extensions for Chrome is new as
    of v4 and I haven't bothered to get acquainted with them for Chrome (I use
    Chrome but keep it a clean install mostly to check for HTML compatibility
    and to avoid having to use browser-specific tests or code).
     
  7. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > Nil wrote:
    >
    >> On 13 Feb 2010, "Sue J Thomas" <sueastro@optonline.net> wrote in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >>
    >>> Or....I use PurgeIE or PurgeFox which easily lets you keep the
    >>> needed cookies.
    >>> www.purgie.com

    >>
    >> CCleaner has a similar feature.

    >
    > While you can run CCleaner manually and even add it as an event in
    > Task Scheduler to run are regular intervals (this is how I use it),
    > it won't do the cleanup when you exit the web browser. Well, not
    > unless you use a batch file to run the web browser and upon its exit
    > then the next command in the batch file is to run CCleaner. Because
    > web browsers are often loaded as child processes, like clicking on a
    > link inside an e-mail client, the batch file would not get used (so
    > there would be no immediate cleanup after exiting that child instance
    > of the web browser).
    >
    > If you don't want cookies lingering around after you exit the web
    > browser, you need to use cleanup features already present in the web
    > browser or use an add-on. (I used to recommend IE7Pro but way too
    > many of its features won't work under IE8, workarounds for some folks
    > won't work for other users, and it causes IE8 to crash far too
    > often). While I haven't found good free add-ons for IE8 to provide
    > cookie management beyond what IE8 already has, I suspect there are
    > more choices for Firefox. Extensions for Chrome is new as of v4 and
    > I haven't bothered to get acquainted with them for Chrome (I use
    > Chrome but keep it a clean install mostly to check for HTML
    > compatibility and to avoid having to use browser-specific tests or
    > code).


    Or you could just run Ccleaner manually. :)
     
  8. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Daave wrote:

    > VanguardLH wrote:
    >
    >> Nil wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sue J Thomas wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Or....I use PurgeIE or PurgeFox which easily lets you keep the needed
    >>>> cookies. www.purgie.com
    >>>
    >>> CCleaner has a similar feature.

    >>
    >> While you can run CCleaner manually ...

    >
    > Or you could just run Ccleaner manually. :)


    Which I already mentioned in the very first sentence.
     
  9. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Sue J Thomas wrote:

    > www.purgie.com


    That is a squatter site. Software there isn't there own. They are
    squatting on that domain waiting until someone decides they want to buy that
    domain name from them. Notice the "This domain may be for sale." Of course
    it is for sale. That's why the squatter bought the name. Until that
    happens, they populate the page with advertising. Don't trust anything you
    find at a squatter's site.
     
  10. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > Daave wrote:
    >
    >> VanguardLH wrote:
    >>
    >>> Nil wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Sue J Thomas wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Or....I use PurgeIE or PurgeFox which easily lets you keep the
    >>>>> needed cookies. www.purgie.com
    >>>>
    >>>> CCleaner has a similar feature.
    >>>
    >>> While you can run CCleaner manually ...

    >>
    >> Or you could just run Ccleaner manually. :)

    >
    > Which I already mentioned in the very first sentence.


    I know. (Hence the smiley face.)
     
  11. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 14:03:01 -0800, kate
    <kate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >is there a way to choose which cookies to delete without deleting them all?
    >used to be able to do that w/ norton security software.


    CookieWall by AnalogX ; very good , used it for years . ( free )
     

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