LKBEN10835: How to delete Windows cookies in a simple way.


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You want to get rid of annoying cookies.

Cause

You want to get rid of annoying cookies.

Solution

A simple way of deleting annoying cookies is to configure Windows to store them in the recyclebin. The cookies are working so long as the recylcebin isn't emptied. All you have to do is to change a registry key.

Start Regedit and search for "Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders". Select the key "cookies" and insert "C:\Recycler". Now Windows safes all cookies in the stated folder. Anytime you want to delete all cookies simply empty the recyclebin and they are gone.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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