Don't you hate hearing, "You have to clear your cookies if you want to login"?

United States
July 30, 2008 1:08pm CST
I get very annoyed when I can't login to a site I've been using to make some extra money while I'm online. Unfortunately, you have to do it sometimes if you want to continue earning with said site(s). Some of you may already be aware that when you toss/dump/clear your cookies, you have to signin again manually to reset your cookie to any of the sites you participate in. If you participate in alot of sites like I do, this can cost you alot of time. Today I'd like to share with you what I know of selective cookie crunching. I'm happy to pass along a way to protect some of the cookies that you don't want crushed by your cookie muncher. If you have downloaded the free software at CCleaner.com, you can select to only delete the cookie(s) causing a problem. Instead of just running the application, go to options on the left, then select the cookie link. This section shows you exactly which cookies have been stored on your computer. There will probably be quite a few you don't want to save, but go thru the list to see if there are some you want to protect. When you find one, just click on that line and click the right arrow to move it to the protected side. Do the same thing to any other cookies you know you want to keep. Once you're done, go back to the main screen and select to ANALYSE. This will give you one more chance to catch any other cookies you want to keep before running the application and removing them from your system. If you're pretty confident you've gotten them all, go ahead and run the cleaner. I know many of you will have some pretty long lists to go thru if you have never tossed/dumped/cleared your cookies, but it's worth doing every month as your system runs much faster and easier if you make this a part of your monthly maintenance proceedures. If you already knew how to "protect" your cookies from being tossed, just find the problem site in the list on the right and click on the left arrow to move it back to unprotected status and run the cleaner. Once you've deleted the cookie that was causing the problem, you should be able to access the site again and continue participating. So, what do you do when you get told you have to clear your cookies?
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Hi paidreader! Thanks for sharing that information/advice. I think that it will come in handy when I need to clear the cookies. I really am not aware of such for I have always depended on my husband to clean my computer with all the junk and cookies that may disrupt my computer programs. haha..Got lazy on that part because I relied too much on him to do everything for me with regards to the computer. Now, I think that I should be more responsible for my own computer just in case he is not around to do it for me, I can do it just by myself. haha..Thanks! Take care always..God Bless!
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• United States
31 Jul 08
You could always mention to hubby that CCleaner works much faster than the disk cleaner on most computers. I'm sure he would like to save some time too.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Hi dear! haha..He was interested with what i told him about this discussion and he asked me to save this discussion of yours, so he can look on to it as soon as he gets home. Thanks again. lovelots..faith210
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@marina321 (4561)
31 Jul 08
I haven't had the message you're referring to yet.. As I do a number of surveys, I have found the need to run a disk clean up every few days and clear those cookies and temporary files so that's probably why I have not come across the error. Vry informative post though, I will check out CCleaner
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
30 Jul 08
Hi there! I usually clean mine once a month, within the first 5 days of every month, usually the first weekend. It's just a habit I've got into. Then the first time I do all the sites I just pop my password in again. Ok it takes a bit longer but I prefer to clean everything rather than leave some behind. Happy posting!
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@BarBaraPrz (17343)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Jul 08
Actually, more often than not, I get told to enable cookies, even though they're already enabled. Makes me right p'ed.
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• United States
31 Jul 08
Usually it's because your settings are more sensitive to 3rd party cookies.
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