When you are browsing the internet, the web server placed some text files on your computer as cookies. The main purpose of cookies is to save your preferences for future reference. You can enable or disable your web browser cookies, but it is important to understand that doing this may result in some websites not working properly.

If you are using Internet Explorer 6.x and later then follow the given steps to enable or disable cookies.

  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Tools then Internet Options.
  • Click on Privacy tab from the left top of dialog box and click on Advanced button.
  • To enable the cookies, select the Accept option and for disable check the optionOverride automatic cookies handling then click on block.
  • Now restart the browser to execute changes.

In alternate browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera similar terms are used usually found under options, settings or tools menus.

One thing to note.

Almost every anti-malware utility worth a grain of salt will flag on cookies as something that needs to be removed, you should not be alarmed by the fact that you have cookies.

Cookies are designed to facilitate you returning to data that you wish to use regularly, such as checking for your local weather info or rechecking your email for the 10th time today.

Cleaning them up occasionally is a good practice but daily would be a bit of overkill.

Hope this helps.