What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored by the computer when a website is visited by a user. The text stores information that the site is able to read at the very moment in which it is seen. Some of these cookies are necessary for the proper operation of the site, others are useful for the visitors because they can safely store information such as the username or language settings. The advantage of having the cookies installed in your PC is to no longer need to fill out the same information each time you want to access the site that you have visited before.
How do I turn off cookies?
You can change the browser to turn off cookies through a very simple procedure. Warning: disabling cookies can lead to a malfunction.
1. Open Firefox
2. Press the "Alt" key
3. In the toolbar at the top of the browser, select "Tools" and then "Options"
4. Then select the "Privacy" tab
5. Go to "Settings History," and then "Use custom settings". Uncheck "Accept cookies from sites" and save your preferences.
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click on the "Tools" and then "Internet Options"
3. Select the "Privacy" tab and move the slider to the privacy level you want to set (up to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow it all)
4. Then click on OK
1. Open Google Chrome
2. Click on the "Tools"
3. Select "Settings" and then "Advanced Settings"
4. Select "Content settings" under "Privacy"
5. In the "Cookies" you can clear the cookies, and save preferences
1. Open Safari
2. Choose "Preferences" in the toolbar, then select the panel "Security" in the dialog box that follows
3. In the "Accept Cookies" you can specify if and when Safari should save the cookies from websites. For more information click on the Help button (labeled with a question mark)
4. For more information about cookies that are stored on your computer, click "Show Cookies"