How To Stop Tracking Cookies

Dear Computer Lady,

Hi, I have a question.

I have AVG 2012 and I scan everyday.

I have never had any trouble with viruses but every time I scan it picks up about 35 tracking cookies. They just get back on as soon as I use my computer.

I use a Dell laptop that is only about a year old.

How can I get rid of these tracking cookies once and for ever?
Thank You, Trudy

Dear Trudy,

You can set your browser to block or not accept tracking cookies, however, once you do block the cookies, some websites will not work for you.

Here is how to block tracking cookies in Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer and tap the “Alt” key to display the menu bar.

In the menu bar, click on “Tools” and then click on “Internet Options”.

In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the “Privacy” tab.

In the “Settings” section, you will see a slider. Slide the bar to the very top to block all cookies.

Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box to save your changes and close the window.

Remember that you might not like these changes, as some websites will not work as they should. You can always go back and change the privacy settings until you find a level that works for you.


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    • MSM1950
    • October 30, 2012

    I run the free program CCleaner which runs each time I boot up and deletes all of my cookies except for those that I have told it to save. It also checks the registry and keeps my computer in good shape.

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