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Cookie control

Many of our readers know that numerous websites remember their visitors by writing cookies. Recall, for example, how often when you enter online forums you come across the option "Log in automatically"? So, this mechanism operates with the help of the above technology. Settings, pointers of unread messages, hit counts - all this is also stored in cookies. Over time, quite a lot is done on the cookie data computer, and the task arises of cleaning and selective deletion, which we will also deal with in this article.

Unfortunately, in the most common Microsoft Internet Explorer browser, there are no wide possibilities for manipulating cookies in any way (they are allowed to be deleted only all at once, accordingly having lost all the necessary settings as well). Therefore, in order to put things in order, we will consider a special program called IECookiesView. With its size of 55 Kbytes, the utility does not require installation in any way; it also has a fairly intuitive interface. Using the columns "Web sites", "Domain" or "Accessed Date" it is allowed to search cookies by various criteria. The contents of the selected file are displayed in the lower window of the program.

Thus, with the help of IECookiesView it is allowed to hastily find also to delete long-unused cookie data, only it is similar, for example, corrupted files of some forum or websites that you no longer visit.

By the way, there’s a slight flaw in the program’s interface (or maybe it’s a “feature”?): In order to delete a cookie, you just need to select it with the cursor, just check the box. Here it is. Until the meeting on the pages of Computerra-Online!