Mark (markf) wrote in lj_userdoc,

New FAQ: How do I clear my browser's cookies?

[Edit] And we have a second draft:

Subject: What are cookies? How do I delete LiveJournal cookies from my browser?

Cookies are small files stored by your browser which are used to identify you to the website you are visiting. Generally, this is to provide you with faster, easier access to the website.

How to delete cookies stored by LiveJournal varies depending on which browser you are using. Below are instructions on how to delete cookies in the most recent version of the browsers LiveJournal supports:

Firefox (Windows):

1. In the "Tools" menu, select "Options".
2. Click on the "Privacy" tab, then click the "remove individual cookies" link.
3. In the search box, type livejournal, select all cookies found, and click the "Remove Cookie" button.

Firefox (Mac):

1. In the "Firefox" menu, select "Preferences...".
2. Click on the "Privacy" tab, then click the "remove individual cookies" link.
3. In the search box, type livejournal, select all cookies found, and click the "Remove Cookie" button.

Chrome:

1. In the Chrome/wrench menu, select "Options" (Windows) or "Preferences..." (Mac & Linux)
2. Click on "Under the Hood", then click on "Content Settings".
3. In the "Cookies" section, click the "All cookies and site data..." button.
4. In the search box, type livejournal, and click the "Remove All" button.

Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer and go to http://www.livejournal.com/.
2. Press F12 on your keyboard. A box should open up at the bottom of the screen.
3. In this toolbar, open the "Cache" dropdown, and select "Clear cookies for domain".
4. Select "Yes".

Safari:

1. In the "Safari" menu, open "Preferences..."
2. Click the "Security tab", then click the "Show Cookies" button.
3. In the search box, type livejournal, select each cookie found, and click the "Remove Cookie" button.

Opera (Windows):

1. In the Opera menu, select Settings, then Preferences.
2. Click the "Advanced" tab, select "Cookies", then click the "Manage Cookies" button.
3. In the search box, type livejournal, select each cookie found, and click the "Delete" button.

Opera (Mac):

1. In the "Tools" menu, click "Private Data..." A dialog box will appear.
2. Click the small triangle to the right of the words "Detailed Options".
3. Click the "Manage Cookies" button.
4. In the search box, type livejournal, and select each cookie found and click the "Delete" button.

Note: How to delete cookies may vary slightly depending on the version of your operating system and browser.
Tags: cookies
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