Applies to: Internet ExplorerWindows 10Windows 8.1Windows 7More
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that websites put on your PC to store info about your preferences. Cookies can improve your browsing experience by allowing sites remember your preferences or letting you avoid signing in each time you visit certain sites. However, some cookies may put your privacy at risk by tracking sites that you visit.
In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button, point to Safety, and then select Delete browsing history.
Select the Cookies and website data check box, and then select Delete.
In Internet Explorer, select the Safety button, and then select Delete Browsing History.
Select the check box next to Cookies.
Select the Preserve Favorites website data check box if you don't want to delete the cookies associated with websites in your Favorites list.
Block or allow cookies
If you don't want sites to store cookies on your PC, you can block cookies. But blocking cookies might prevent some pages from displaying correctly, or you might get a message from a site letting you know that you need to allow cookies to view that site. Blocking cookies might prevent some pages from displaying correctly, or you might get a message from a site letting you know that you need to allow cookies to view that site.