Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies — for example:
- In Internet Explorer (version 10), you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools,” “Internet Options, ” “Privacy,” and then “Advanced”;
- In Firefox (version 24), you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” “Privacy,” selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
- In Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Content settings,” and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on the Website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer — for example:
- In Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
- In Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” and “Privacy,” then select “Use custom settings for history,” click “Show Cookies,” and then click “Remove All Cookies”; and
- In Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, click “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Clear browsing data,” and then select “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data.”
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
The information given above is to aid you in managing cookies. It may not be accurate as browsers update versions over time. If you are unable to follow the instructions given due to browser updates, please search for “Cookies” and the browser you use in your search engine of choice. You should then be able to access the information you need.