Windows 10: CCleaner removal of cookies and privacy

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  1.    25 Feb 2018 #1

    CCleaner removal of cookies and privacy


    Amazon knows me: hello Piko.....
    Although I use a vpn, I am registered by my cookies (I presume).
    Using CCleaner you are able to clean/remove your cookies.
    This works for Firefox. Amazon doesnot recognize me anymore.
    However, it does not work for Internet Explorer (my alternative browser). Amazon still recognizes me.
    Failure of CCleaner, of something else?
    (Of course I know that inprivate browsing might be an option, when I don't want to be recognized)
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  2.    25 Feb 2018 #2

    If you need to protect (save) individual cookies, you can in Ccleaner. (Options, Cookies).

    Check you have not disabled IE cookie cleaning.

    Note: some sites retain the fact you've signed out via cookies- really these should not be ones on which you do financial transactions. It sounds as though Amazon keeps that record on its server, so it may not be cookie dependent.

    See:
    Amazon.co.uk Help: About Signing In and Signing Out
    e.g.
    Keep Me Signed in Checkbox

    When you sign in on Amazon.co.uk, you may see an option to "Keep me signed in". If you choose this option, Amazon will keep you signed in for common activities such as making purchases and viewing your orders. This option will only apply to the computer and the browser that you're using when you select the box.

    - did you use that option in IE?
    Last edited by dalchina; 25 Feb 2018 at 07:05.
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  3.    25 Feb 2018 #3

    Doesn't IE allow you to delete cookies?
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  4. Posts : 1,292
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       25 Feb 2018 #4

    You have to tick (and untick with regard to favourites) your desired cleaning options in IE.
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  5.    21 May 2018 #5

    5.21.2018

    WHY does it take CCleaner 30 seconds (or longer) to remove just 30-40 cookies from Edge? Is Edge fighting CCleaner to keep these cookies?
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  6.    21 May 2018 #6

    AllenChicago said: View Post
    5.21.2018

    WHY does it take CCleaner 30 seconds (or longer) to remove just 30-40 cookies from Edge? Is Edge fighting CCleaner to keep these cookies?
    I suppose it might depend upon what version of windows 10 you are running and what version of ccleaner

    It should be possible to clear Edge cookies on browser exit.

    Turn On or Off Clear Browsing Data on Exit of Microsoft Edge | Windows 10 Tutorials

    For faster ccleaner get trim.bat and run it.

    Downloads - Winapp2.com

    Latest CCleaner Version Released - Page 84 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7.    21 May 2018 #7

    Also for a quick clean I'm using this in addition to Ccleaner and a few other softwares.

    Privacy Eraser: 1-click browsing history deletion, PC optimization more

    Why? Because it's easy to add portable browser profiles.


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    Example Chrome variant. Including profile in Ccleaner involves writing custom rules which takes ages.


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  8.    22 May 2018 #8

    Callender said: View Post
    I suppose it might depend upon what version of windows 10 you are running and what version of ccleaner

    It should be possible to clear Edge cookies on browser exit.

    Turn On or Off Clear Browsing Data on Exit of Microsoft Edge | Windows 10 Tutorials

    For faster ccleaner get trim.bat and run it.

    Downloads - Winapp2.com

    Latest CCleaner Version Released - Page 84 - Windows 7 Help Forums
    I understand how to have EDGE clear cookies. Both on-demand and when the browser closes. The problem is that Edge is lacking features that enable you to keep certain cookies... like Firefox and I.E. does. So, I use CCleaner because cookies used for logging into various forums, my gmail, etc., don't get wiped....requiring me to log in again.

    It's just weird that the latest 5 or 6 versions of CCleaner take 20 to 30 seconds to clear just a relative handful of cookies from EDGE, but cleans Firefox and Internet Explorer's cookie cache in the blink of an eye. (I also have Edge set not to start automatically with Windows.) CCleaner used to tell me that I had to force-close Edge....even though it wasn't visibly open.

    However, I truly appreciate your taking the time to reply so thoroughly!
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  9. Posts : 7,625
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       22 May 2018 #9

    AllenChicago said: View Post
    The problem is that Edge is lacking features that enable you to keep certain cookies... like Firefox and I.E. does. So, I use CCleaner....
    Firefox, yes. But IE? Not really, but I love to hear how if you know better. I know you can use File Explorer to look at the cookies folder, but it's a pain trying to spot the ones you want to keep.

    And in Firefox, if you use multiple profiles you have to open Firefox with each one in turn to clear its cookies. No, you're right. CCleaner is the way to go, whitelist cookies and clear the rest across all browsers and all profiles in one click. The paid-for version can do it across all user accounts too.

    It's just weird that the latest 5 or 6 versions of CCleaner take 20 to 30 seconds to clear just a relative handful of cookies from EDGE...
    I think it has more to do the latest versions of Edge. Starting with 1709 Edge now keeps a daily backup database, that too has to be cleared now. Look for the hidden folder %userprofile%\MicrosoftEdgeBackups.
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  10.    26 May 2018 #10

    I'm having a hard time understanding why anyone falls for this scam.
    Here's what ccleaner's web page claims:

    FASTER COMPUTER
    Is your computer running slow? As it gets older it collects unused files and settings which take up hard drive space making it slower and slower. CCleaner cleans up these files and makes it faster instantly.
    --> That's bull-hockey.

    SAFER BROWSING
    Advertisers and websites track your behavior online with cookies that stay on your computer. CCleaner erases your browser search history and cookies so any internet browsing you do stays confidential and your identity remains anonymous.
    --> Yes, you have cookies. So just have your browser delete them. You don't need to buy a program for that!

    FEWER ERRORS & CRASHES
    Over time your registry can become cluttered with errors and broken settings which lead to crashes.
    --> Unlikely.
    11 computers ...
    25 years ...
    And I've never had this problem. This is just FUD.

    QUICKER STARTUP
    Many programs run silently in the background when you start up your computer. CCleaner helps you get to work, or play faster by letting you disable unneeded programs.
    --> True ... but once again you don't have to buy a program to fix that!

    It used to be snake oil from traveling salesman. Now it's snakeware and from stationary web sites. :)
    Last edited by margrave55; 26 May 2018 at 07:10.
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