Windows 10: Cookies, identifying and cleaning.

Discus and support Cookies, identifying and cleaning. in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; My main computer is fairly ancient as far as OS goes, 5 - 6 years since last clean Windows install. While HW have changed it started with W7, Sp1 to 8... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by CountMike, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. CountMike New Member

    Cookies, identifying and cleaning.


    My main computer is fairly ancient as far as OS goes, 5 - 6 years since last clean Windows install. While HW have changed it started with W7, Sp1 to 8 to 8.1 and all TP and insider builds since day one of W10. As you can imagine great pile of cookies have accumulated, 90% of them from Firefox.
    I don't want to get rid of them all, just some pertaining to individual sites because they are a problem with FF. I tried reading each one but almost none of them have clear reference to what they pertain to.
    It's been bothering me for years, had a program/utility to see connection per site long time ago but have forgotten which one it was.

    :)
     
    CountMike, Aug 6, 2016
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  2. identify cookies

    sorry but I need you to be a bit more specific...do you need to access the destination folder to where the cookies are held? what do you intend on doing?? you just want to know? gonna erase them? don't forget internet explorer has "internet options" located
    in control panel. The very first tab allows you to modify how temporary internet files AND cookies are handled. You can adjust history to hold "0 mb at 0 days" and you can tell it to wipe history after every session.

    There are other ways to access the storage folder...I thought that was the most user friendly approach and hope it answers your question

    *****always remember to try and provide as much information as you can about your devices or be as specific as possible regarding your situation or why your asking the question. IT people need to hear it all...a picture starts to appear in our minds.......we
    are then able to best assist you.

    I wouldn't be a joker if I didn't ask why you want to identify "cookies".
     
    Jonathanc1981, Aug 6, 2016
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    Deleting cookies won't affect the amount of spam/junk mail you receive. Is that the only reason you want to delete some cookies?

    Are you accessing your outlook.com account with Edge, Internet Explorer or the Windows 10 Mail App?

    Don
     
    Don Varnau, Aug 6, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Cookies, identifying and cleaning.

    Hi, Cookiespy maybe?

    I'm sure you know Ccleaner lets you specify which cookies to keep when cleaning. Aside: Some UK banks amazingly rely on cookies so that the device being used is 'recognised'. And if not, needs a phone call or you to have a registered mobile phone to resolve this! And Santander always displays a message claiming I don't allow them to set cookies.. yet I have site access, and no complaints from other banks.
     
    dalchina, Aug 6, 2016
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  5. Cliff S New Member
    +1 Ccleaner. It gives the cookies in a readable fashion:

    Cookies, identifying and cleaning. [​IMG]


    Plus you can import and export to other machines.
     
    Cliff S, Aug 6, 2016
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  6. CountMike New Member
    Ah, now I see it, I'm not a great fan of CCleaner so I never investigated further than elementary options which I use in a pinch only. I'm going to check that part now.
    CookieSpy seems to have disappeared from net.
     
    CountMike, Aug 6, 2016
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  7. Cliff S New Member
    Like you Mike, I only clean my system when something is giving me problems, myself too.
    The idea that cookies and other things are saved in Windows(and Linux distros for that matter), is to SPEED-UP the system, and not slow it down, as many of these "system cleaner" developers want to lead us to believe*Wink(as you obviously know, but this is for other users that read this thread too.)
     
    Cliff S, Aug 6, 2016
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  8. CountMike New Member

    Cookies, identifying and cleaning.

    Well, you see, I have an E-comerce site that stopped displaying right way, this one if you are interested KupujemProdajem | Preko milion oglasa when opening adds it doesn't display all data on it, like price and availability, just item picture. Displays just fine on IE and Edge so I figured it's cookie that somehow got confused and want to delete cookies only for that site.
    There's few other ones with problems but this one I use a lot as it deals with new and used stuff.
     
    CountMike, Aug 6, 2016
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  9. dalchina New Member
    Try
    CookieSpy Download
    - I got plenty of results..
    Old but seems to work still.


    Cookies, identifying and cleaning. [​IMG]
     
    dalchina, Aug 6, 2016
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  10. CountMike New Member
    Can't get it to start download, ends up with GoDaddy site when I force DL.
     
    CountMike, Aug 6, 2016
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  11. Cliff S New Member
    This new Translate add-on for Edge is great.:

    Cookies, identifying and cleaning. [​IMG]

    Some parts on a page can not be translated(pics of course) or hard coded stuff, but the text gets it where it can(sometimes with funny results, (specially when translating German literally, and not the idiom).
     
    Cliff S, Aug 6, 2016
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  12. Cliff S New Member
    Developers site: CookieSpy's Blog
    Always the best way to download if possible*Wink
     
    Cliff S, Aug 6, 2016
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  13. dalchina New Member

    Cookies, identifying and cleaning.

    Hmm, agree it fails.. I specifically chose Softpedia 'cos it's usually reliable. Looks like it's been methodically removed..
    Here you are..

    Cookie Spy 6-0-0-2.zip
     
    dalchina, Aug 6, 2016
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  14. CountMike New Member
    Downloaded it but:


    Cookies, identifying and cleaning. [​IMG]
     
    CountMike, Aug 6, 2016
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  15. CountMike New Member
    Looky, looky, it's a worka. Didn't know about it.
     
    CountMike, Aug 6, 2016
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