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Discussion in 'Browser Issues' started by BGBG, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. BGBG

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    Is it a good practice to simply delete all the cookies once in awhile and just re-login to whatever is necessary? No way can I identify or recognize which cookies should be kept and which deleted. Previously I had the PC remember nothing and just deleted all cookies periodically.
     
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    Why would you want to delete your cookies and have to go thru the trouble of having to log in again with your credentials? Sounds like a pain. It might be a good test to see if you have the log-in User Name and password recorded somewhere other than your browser.
     
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    No. Get some sort of cookie manager so you can keep the ones you want and remove those that aren't needed when the browser closes.

    When I travel, before I head out of the house, I remove ALL my usernames and passwords. This is the only time I do this.
     
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    Don't worry about deleting cookies. Despite what you have heard, cookies are supposed to be there, and they're a good thing.

    I can't believe this "deleting cookie" myth still persists.
     
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    What you need is a good Ad Tracker blocking utility that blocks tracking cookies for advertisers.
    I use Ghostery :) on my Win7 Pro 64bit desktop rig with Chrome.


    You should not clear all cookies. As you suspect, many are just ways for sites to recognize you when you open them. I really don't consider these type of cookies as trackers.
     
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    There are no positives about such programs...only negatives.

    The article I posted explains the Ad Tracker myth.

    Leave the cookies alone.
     
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    That is why I keep them plus a sheet with all my logins. I could never figure out which cookies were the necessary ones because many look similar. Especially multiple ones from same website. Guess they are here to stay for I am afraid to remove them. But it is not a lot of trouble to just login again once in awhile. Just wanted to know the general feeling about cleaning them up every so often. Used to have a shortcut to cookies folder on desktop.
     
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    Good article, Seth.
     

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