Cookies are bits of text stored on a user’s computer by the Web sites they visit. Cookies can be used for authentication, storing your site preferences or anything else that can be saved as text data. Unfortunately they can also be used by ad tracking services to track the sites you visit online.
One step towards protecting your privacy is to delete the cookies in your browser. Note that in addition to providing you with privacy from nosy ad tracking services, this will also delete any passwords or login information that you have saved in your frequently visited sites.
To Remove Tracking Cookies in Internet Explorer
To Remove Tracking Cookies in Firefox
To Remove Tracking Cookies in Google Chrome
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With the myID.com software, you get expert recommendations on how to opt-out of several common ad tracking cookies, helping you ensure that ad tracking cookies are cleared on a regular basis, but not blocked altogether. This will maximize privacy while still allowing usability of Web sites like Google.