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Deleting Cookies: Windows: Netscape

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Deleting Cookies: Windows: Netscape

Reminder: You should not delete all cookies without understanding the possible consequences of doing so. The details are available in this post.


Netscape Navigator and Communicator 4

-- Deleting all cookies
(Source: http://support.lexis-nexis.com/nexis/record.asp?ArticleID=wg_delete_cookies)

  • Close the Netscape® browser.
  • Click the Windows Start button, and select Search (or Find).
  • Select Files or Folders.
  • Search for cookie*.* on the local hard drive to find all cookie.txt or cookies.txt files.
  • Delete these files.**
  • Close and relaunch your browser.

**BE CAREFUL! You could accidentally delete other users' cookies on a shared computer. Be sure to delete files attached to your own profile only. You can tell which ones are yours by looking for your profile name in the "In Folder" column.


-- Deleting LiveJournal cookies only

  • Close the Netscape® browser.
  • Click the Windows Start button, and select Search (or Find).
  • Select Files or Folders.
  • Search for cookie*.* on the local hard drive to find all cookie.txt or cookies.txt files.
  • Open these files. You may get a message that Notepad cannot open the file because of its size. This is because Notepad, the default Windows text editor, is only equipped for small files. You can note the filename and open it from File-Open in another editor, such as Microsoft Word or Rogsoft Notepad+.
  • Look for lines beginning with www.livejournal.com and .livejournal.com. Delete them.
  • Save the file and close.
  • Relaunch your browser.



Netscape Navigator and Communicator 6

-- Deleting all cookies
(Source: http://support.lexis-nexis.com/nexis/record.asp?ArticleID=wg_delete_cookies)

  • Click Tasks, and select Privacy and Security on the Netscape menu bar.
  • Highlight Cookie Manager, and select View Stored Cookies.
  • Click Remove All Cookies.
  • Click OK.
  • Close and relaunch your browser.


-- Deleting LiveJournal cookies only

  • Click Tasks, and select Privacy and Security on the Netscape menu bar.
  • Highlight Cookie Manager, and select View Stored Cookies.
  • There will be multiple entries with livejournal.com in the Site column. Select them all. You can hold down your CTRL key while you select them to select more than one entry at a time.
  • Click Remove Cookie.
  • Click OK.
  • Close and relaunch your browser.



Last Updated: 11 October 2002
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