Delete cookies in the browser
Question : How can I disable and delete Web browser cookies that track my surfing
Answer : Cookies are small bits of text that a Web server gives your
computer's Web browser when you visit certain sites. With this text in your
browser's cookie file, the website can identify you the next time you visit
and present you with customized greetings or personalized settings.
Some types of cookies, usually referred to as "tracking cookies," are used
by third-party advertisers when you visit a site. The cookies retain
information about your Web surfing habits that can be taken into account in
presenting advertising geared to your perceived interests.
You can usually set your Web browser to reject cookies from websites other
than the one you chose to visit. In Internet Explorer 6, for example, you can
find these settings under the Tools menu, in the Internet Options box. Click
the General tab, then on Delete Cookies to get rid of existing cookies.
Next, click on the Privacy tab in the Internet Options box and then on the
Advanced button. Check the box next to "Override automatic cookie handling"
and click on the Block option under "Third-party Cookies" before clicking on
the OK button. Many antispyware programs will also delete tracking cookies
from your computer.