How to Get Rid of Cookies to Sign Into Your Yahoo

By Jeff Grundy

Yahoo has a feature that allows you to stay signed into the site for up to two weeks without having to enter your username and password every time you want to access your mail or other account features. This feature is convenient if using your home computer or one to which only you have access. However, if you enable the feature inadvertently on a public computer, others may be able to log in to your account and see private mails or data. Deleting Yahoo browser cookies disables the feature and forces you to enter a username and password on the next visit to the site.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Click the icon with three horizontal lines to the right of the Address bar and then select “Tools” on the drop-down menu. Click the “Clear Browsing Data” link on the slide-out menu.

Step 2

Click the “Obliterate the following items from” drop-down list and select “the beginning of time” option.

Step 3

Enable the “Clear Browsing History,” “Clear Download History,” “Delete Cookies and Other Site and Plug-in Data” and “Empty the Cache” options.

Step 4

Click the “Clear Browsing Data” button to delete the Yahoo cookies and others browsing data stored on the computer.

Close the Google Chrome browser and restart it.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Press the “Ctrl-Shift-Delete” keys simultaneously to display the Clear Recent History window. Alternatively, click “Firefox,” “History” and then “Clear Recent History.”

Step 2

Enable the “Everything” option in the “Time Range to Clear” drop-down box. Click the down-arrow icon next to the “Details” label.

Step 3

Enable the “Browsing & Download History,” “Form & Search History,” “Cookies” and “Cache” options.

Step 4

Click the “Clear Now” button and wait for Firefox to delete all cookies and browsing data from the computer.

Close Firefox and restart it.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click the “Gear” icon and then select “Internet Options.”

Step 2

Click the “Delete” button under the Browsing History header on the General tab.

Step 3

Enable the “Temporary Internet Files and Website Files,” “Cookies and Website Data” and “History” options. Click the “Delete” button to delete the cookies and browser data and then click “OK” to close the Internet Options window.

Close and restart Internet Explorer.

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