A cookie is therefore created and stored on your computer with your preferences. If you have disabled cookies on your browser, or if your browser does not support cookies, then your preferences will not be retained.
What to do if you don’t want cookies
If you don’t like the idea of websites storing information in cookies, you can delete cookies that have already been set and stop sites from setting new ones.
Here’s how to do this in different browsers:
You can change your cookie settings in Chrome using the wrench icon on the toolbar. After clicking on the wrench, select ‘settings’, then ‘show advanced settings’, and then the ‘content’ settings button.
You can manage cookie settings in Firefox from the preferences window’s privacy panel. To access the preferences window, click on the Firefox menu on the menu bar and select ‘preferences’.
To change your cookie settings in Safari, select ‘preferences’ from the Safari menu and then click ‘privacy’.
You can block cookies in Internet Explorer by clicking the tools button, and then clicking ‘internet options’. To delete cookies, select ‘safety’ from the tools button and then click ‘delete browsing history’.