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Clearing your Cookies Google Chrome A short guide to help you navigate our website faster Brought to you by:
What are cookies? Before we begin this tutorial we should take a minute to explain what cookies are, and how they affect how well and fast you are able to navigate and access not only our website, but all websites. Put simply, “Cookies” are where frequently viewed data is stored for fast and easy access on webpages you’ve visited before. It allows the website to identify your computer and load any saved preferences you may have. Such as Usernames and Passwords. So why do I need to get rid of them? That is a valid question, the simple answer is that eventually all the saved data starts to build up. And then it is no longer beneficial, but now slows your browser down substantially.
Bad Cookies If a regular, good, cookie saves your user data and can be used to identify your computer when you access a webpage then it is logical to assume that there are also bad cookies, which is correct. Cookies can also be used to record your internet browsing history, this is how target-specific spam, and advertisements are generated. Cookies are automatically placed on your computer when you access a website, so getting worried about a bad cookie ending up on your computer is not necessary. You can’t avoid it anyway. But here, I will show you the steps you need to take to make sure you can remove all harmful cookies and let your computer run at optimal speed.
Step 1 – Open Your Browser – Google Chrome In the top right hand corner of your Google Chrome browser, you will see a button that has 3 vertical lines. It is indicated here by the red arrow. Click it. After clicking it a drop down menu will appear, towards the bottom you will see “Settings”. Click it.
Step 2 – Google Chrome Once you have navigated your way to this page, click the “View Advanced Settings” link text. It is indicated here by a red arrow.
Step 3 – Google Chrome Once you have clicked “Show Advanced Settings” more options will have appeared where the button was. In this first new section labeled “Privacy” there is a “Content Settings” button, click that. It is indicated here by the red arrow.
Step 4 - Google Chrome After you click the button from the previous step, this box will appear. Click the “All cookies and site data…” button, as indicated by the red arrow.
Step 5 – Google Chrome Now, this box will show you every cookie that has been placed on your computer. I have just cleared mine, so there are only 3 which are generated every time you start your computer. IMPORANT: When you finish this step ALL of your saved passwords and usernames WILL BE ERASED on EVERY WEBSITE that you have them saved on. So if you have information that you either - A) Don’t remember but need or B) Do not remember all of your passwords. Then please take the time before you finish this step to change all of your passwords to something you will remember, or write them down if you need to. After you are sure you wish to proceed, click the “Remove All” button at the top. As shown by the red arrow.
Completed! After you have finished the last step, click the “Done” button at the bottom of the box, and restart your browser. Thank You for being a part of
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