Clearing your computer's cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer is easy.
Clearing your permanently filed cookies will make your computer run a little bit faster, and eliminate the link between you and the websites you frequent.
Cookies are small files that websites store on your computer to remember your account information, login, password and who you are.
If you want to eliminate another party tracking your preferences, read on to learn how to clean up cookies on a computer.
Turn on your computer and allow it to boot up.
Open a Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser.
It doesn't matter what web page first loads.
Locate the "Tools" tab or icon on the top right hand corner of your screen.
Click on the tab or icon, so a drop-down menu appears.
Browse the list and find "Internet Options."
Use your mouse to left click on "Internet Options."
Notice a new box open on your screen.
The bar across the top of this new box should say "Internet Options."
Below this bar will be several tabs.
Use your mouse to left click on the "General" tab.
Scan the box and locate the section titled "Browsing History."
Read the description under browsing history to be sure it includes the option to delete temporary files, browsing history, cookies, saved passwords and web form information.
Under the description, you will see two boxes, "Delete" and "Settings."
Click on the "Delete" button.
A new bow will appear on your screen.
The bar across the top of the box will be labeled "Delete Browsing History."
Notice the options in this box include the ability to delete temporary Internet files, cookies, history, form data and passwords.
Select the button that says "Delete Cookies" if you wish to only delete the cookies data files.
If you would like to get rid of the history list of websites you have visited, all your logins, passwords and form data, select the "Delete All" button at the bottom of the box.
Selecting either "Delete Cookies" or "Delete All" will make another box appear on your screen. You will see a confirmation message asking if you're sure you'd like to complete this action. Select "Yes" or "No."
Selecting "Yes" will allow your computer to delete the cookies.
Deleting these temporary internet files only takes a minute or two.
If you haven't deleted the cookies in awhile a task bar may appear to show you're the progress of the delete.
When the computer is finished, simply close out all the extra boxes that popped up.
Edit My Yahoo Account Web Page
If you have a Yahoo! account, you have the option of customizing your "My Yahoo!" homepage. My Yahoo! differs from the standard Yahoo! homepage.
On the standard homepage, you can only customize the "My Favorites" area.
When you access My Yahoo!, you can personalize your page so that it features the subject areas that most interest you.
You can also apply a favorite color or theme to the background of the page.
These customizations allow you to have a personalized experience on the Yahoo! website and saves you time by isolating the information that matters most to you.
Visit the Yahoo! homepage and log in using your username and password.
Click on the My Yahoo! link in the upper left area of the page.
Change the appearance of your My Yahoo! page.
Click the "Change Appearance" button that appears in the blue bar in the middle of the screen.
Choose your theme by clicking through the Colors, Textures and other menu items and clicking on the options you like best.
Don't overlook the arrows in the lower right that will let you scroll through additional options.
Once you choose a theme, you can customize that theme and change its layout by using the menu options on the left side of the page.
Click "I'm Done" to save your changes.
Click the "Add Content" button to the left of the "Change Appearance" button.
Use this menu to select the options that you would like to appear on your My Yahoo! page.
Use the "Browse Content" menu to the right to select types of content, such as Entertainment, Money, News or Sports, and peruse the options that appear on the screen.
Use the search module to search for content by name, if you have trouble finding something in the menu.
Click on the "Add" button in the icon for each option that you want to add to your page.
Click "I'm Done" to save your changes. (See Below)
Use the site's "Drag and Drop" functionality to move the content modules where you want them to appear on your page.
Click on the title bar for a content area, hold your mouse button down, and drag the content across the page by moving your mouse.
Release the mouse button to drop the content into place. (See Below)