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Old 01-04-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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I am going to repeat something here that everyone else already knows but it will explain my question, I think.

Tools/Internet Options/Browsing History. First line says "Delete temporary files, history, cookies, saved passwords and any web form information. Then there is a line with a box which says "Delete browsing history on exit".

I unchecked that box because New York Times was requiring me to log in each time I went back to an article on the same day even though I had "remember me" checked. I asked them about this and they said I needed to enable my browser to save the cookies they put on my computer. I don't know why it wasn't doing that anyway. It seems to save all other cookies. And I don't find any place that specifically says to save NYT's cookies as they suggested.

Question. Does unchecking that box mean those items will never be deleted even on shutdown at night? If so, I'll have to clean them out myself? How would I do that?

This is on Windows 7. And this problem only started when I bought Windows 7. Before, logging in once kept me in until I shut down at night.

Interestingly, I don't seem to have this problem anywhere else, only on NYT page. Please comment and feel free to tell me if I am making a mistake. If necessary, I can continue to log into NYT four or five times a day. Thank you.
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:49 PM
 
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In that section with the referenced lines, there is also two buttons: "Delete" and "Settings".

If you want to manually delete data, chose the "Delete" button. This will open up another window with the various types of data you can delete (temporary files, cookies, passwords etc.). You would check the boxes and then hit delete at the bottom.

What is selected on this screen is also the setting that is used for "Delete browsing history on exit". So for example, if you want to keep cookies and delete everything else, you would just check everything but cookies (I believe you can hit cancel to just modify the settings, but not actually delete anything). Then, you can enable "Delete browsing history on exit". and then click "apply". When you exit, it should delete all your history other than cookies.
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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In that section with the referenced lines, there is also two buttons: "Delete" and "Settings".

If you want to manually delete data, chose the "Delete" button. This will open up another window with the various types of data you can delete (temporary files, cookies, passwords etc.). You would check the boxes and then hit delete at the bottom.

What is selected on this screen is also the setting that is used for "Delete browsing history on exit". So for example, if you want to keep cookies and delete everything else, you would just check everything but cookies (I believe you can hit cancel to just modify the settings, but not actually delete anything). Then, you can enable "Delete browsing history on exit". and then click "apply". When you exit, it should delete all your history other than cookies.

Thank you. Yes, I forgot to add the two buttons at the end. Thanks. I shall read this twenty times and then go to work.

When I had Windows XP, Dell had put a cleaning tool on my desk top. Every night I did the whole job in one click. It suddenly occurs to me to wonder if cookies was on that list. I don't even remember the name of the tool now but it surely was handy.

I appreciate your help.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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You can just whitelist the sites you want, cookie handling is one thing IE has always been very good at going back to versions 6 or 5

Under Internet Options click the privacy tab, check "override automatic cooking handling", check prompt for first party and block for third party. Session cookies are temporary and will clear when you close the browser, pick whatever you want...

You're going to get prompt from most sites and you can choose to either allow or deny, make sure to check the box to remember your selection so you don't get the prompt again for that website.

Once you've browsed for few days and have made a selection for most of the sites you visit switch it to block for first party so you won;t be getting prompted on every site. You can manually add sites after that by clicking the sites button on the privacy tab.

This is much easier in older versions of IE, you could just set first party to blocked. Down in the lower left next to where the zoom control is a little red icon appears when a cookie was blocked. You can just unblock that site by clicking the icon. I'm no sure what version that changed or if it's available now.

For firefox there is add on that works the same way.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...nster/?src=api
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:30 AM
 
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You can just whitelist the sites you want, cookie handling is one thing IE has always been very good at going back to versions 6 or 5

Under Internet Options click the privacy tab, check "override automatic cooking handling", check prompt for first party and block for third party. Session cookies are temporary and will clear when you close the browser, pick whatever you want...

You're going to get prompt from most sites and you can choose to either allow or deny, make sure to check the box to remember your selection so you don't get the prompt again for that website.

Once you've browsed for few days and have made a selection for most of the sites you visit switch it to block for first party so you won;t be getting prompted on every site. You can manually add sites after that by clicking the sites button on the privacy tab.

This is much easier in older versions of IE, you could just set first party to blocked. Down in the lower left next to where the zoom control is a little red icon appears when a cookie was blocked. You can just unblock that site by clicking the icon. I'm no sure what version that changed or if it's available now.

For firefox there is add on that works the same way.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...nster/?src=api
Thank you. I'll look at that today.
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