How to Remove Cookies With Windows 7

by Keith Patrick

Windows 7's default Web browser, Internet Explorer, automatically saves the cookies -- small text files -- from each website that you visit. Cookies are designed to speed up the loading time for websites you visit often, but too many cookies can take up disk space on your computer. You can delete the cookies on your Windows 7 computer by opening the "Safety" menu of Internet Explorer. You then must choose to delete your browsing history. The deletion process can be completed within a few minutes.

Open the Internet Explorer application on your computer.

Click the "Tools" menu and then select "Safety." Select the "Delete Browsing History" option.

Check the box next to the "Cookies" option. Click the "Delete" button to permanently erase the cookies from your computer.

About the Author

Keith Patrick has been writing online since 2008. His articles appear on and various other websites. He is currently studying journalism and e-commerce at DePaul University in Chicago.

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