Is it essential computer cookies and temporary files? delete those or not?

India
February 8, 2007 11:05am CST
hey guys is it safe deleting cookies and temporary files from my computer.i had deleted temporary files sometimes.but never the cookies.is it faster the machine? or creates problem? i dont know,pls give some information.is it essential the cookies in computer?someone said me that this will help the computer to be faster.is it true? but how ?what are the function of cookies? and how i can delete them? pls share your response with me.cause my machine is now slower than normal speed.thank you.
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@mcarps79 (1262)
• Uganda
9 Feb 07
Yes it is benificial to delete...coz this is dust only....cockies and temp internet files are generally created to access the site temporarily without inet connection but when it will become consume gr8 space then obviously it is a problem...better to clean periodically...no prob and carry on ur browsing..
• India
12 Feb 07
Thanks buddy to inform me this.I will delete now.It slows down my speed.Anyway keep in touch.
@pdsjkt (44)
• Indonesia
9 Feb 07
It's safe. Temporary file will decrease your storage and cookies does too. If you want to make your computer faster, u can upgrade processor and memory. Or u can do this regularly task 1. clean up 2. defragment 3. scan disk. 4. clean prefecth file
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• India
9 Feb 07
thank you buddy for ur suggestin.clean up means disk clean up?anyway thanks again.
• United States
9 Feb 07
You should delete the temporary files and cookies from your computer frequently. If you don't, it will slow down your machine a lot. Just go to your control panel, internet settings, then there's a tab on it to delete cookies and temporary internet files. Also, check off "delete offline content" as it will delete the temporary files that are stored offline. There's no harm to your computer when you delete these files, but it will severely slow down your computer if you don't ever delete. I do it daily here since I surf the net so much. Good luck!! :)
• India
9 Feb 07
thank you very much buddy.this is good information for me.keep in touch with me.
• United States
10 Feb 07
You are most welcome Raj!! I friend requested you, so we can keep in touch :)
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• United States
18 Feb 07
Thanks also for the best response Raj!! That's very sweet!! :)
• Qatar
9 Feb 07
nothing happens to ur computer.It is essential to delete temporary files and cookies both to clear history of your computer
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I understand that deleting cookies and all temp files that it will speed up the computer.
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• India
11 Feb 07
Thank you buddy.I will delete my cookies and temporary internet files now.This is help ful for me.Thanks again.
@msqtech (15075)
• United States
8 Feb 07
you can delete them all you want when needed the computer will pull them up again
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Some technicians say no need to delete cookies but I always delete after I go to personal financial pages just in case I get hacked. Do you think other people can get our info from the cookies. Companies, that you visit, uses these cookies to get info on you. If we delete then their cookies or not there for them to use for infor. Am I right I want to be safe. It is simple to delete.
• India
9 Feb 07
thank you buddy.i am now sure there are no loss by deleting cookies.ya it some how a problem of personal information could be stoled.thank you.
@anandjee (282)
• India
18 Feb 07
yes it is safe to delete cookies and temporary file regularly but it depend on surfing if you surf much you have to delete regularly. To prevent slow speed. use ccleaner for deleting cookies and temp files and etc....
• India
19 Feb 07
Thanks buddy.I know now it is safe to delete.I surf regularly 2 to 3 hours per day.
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
18 Feb 07
there is absolutely no problem if you delete them. and the computer performs better if you delete them on a regular basis.
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• India
19 Feb 07
Thanks buddy.I can delete them securely.Its good for me.As my machine was going slower.
• United States
13 Feb 07
I have my computer set to delete temp files when i close the browser, I also have a program called clean it to delete cookies and files, if you dont it will eventually eat your free space and make you run whole lot slower
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• India
13 Feb 07
Thanks buddy.I am happy now to hear I can delete those.Yes I will delete now my cookies and temporary internet files.It realy slows down my machine speed.Thanks again.
• Pakistan
12 Feb 07
yes there is no harm in deleting cookies and temporary internet files i also delete cookies and temporary internet files time by time. http://bash.reallifelog.com
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• India
13 Feb 07
Ya thanks for ur reply.It is very greatful for me to deleting the cookies.I can delete them right now.They realy slows down my speed.
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
11 Feb 07
Disable Autocomplete in Internet Options. - For secured access please disable the autocomplete options.
Normally cookies and temporary files can be deleted they do at times degrade your internet performances, but cookies can be used if your working behind a firewall else cookies are dangerous. Donot save your user name and passwords when u work on a Internet Cafe or a public place. Make sure if disabled the auto-complete option. ( Internet Explorer ( Tools-Internet options-Content-Auto Complete-Uncheck User names and passwords on forms ) ). This is very important always, but of websites like banking will automatically remove the cookies when u logout.
• India
12 Feb 07
Thank youy buddy.This is good enough for my work.Do you know how my cookies can deleted automatically.Is there any option?
@datir1 (503)
• India
9 Feb 07
yes its a safe delete cookies and temp files.
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• India
11 Feb 07
Thanks buddy.Its a godd information for me.I can delete now.Thanks again.
• Pakistan
9 Feb 07
it is essential to delete all the temporary files and cookies because the take your memory and if you visit personal websites the other user can get the site and threr may be your personal data on that site or you may not want to show to others but they may see those files which you dont want to view to others
• India
15 Feb 07
thanks buddy.Its essential now.As I have known all the solution from you guys.Thanks a lot.keep in touch.
• India
9 Feb 07
yes it is safe deleting cookies and temporary files from computer because you were is not a single person to use the system many member of home is using that.
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• India
14 Feb 07
It is safe now for me.As I have gather all the information.All of you buddy .Thank you for your valuable suggestion.Keep in touch.
• India
9 Feb 07
u needn't worry. when ur computer need them, it will place them automatically.
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• India
12 Feb 07
But how can automatically.I came to hear that automatically can deleted but how? is there any option to fill up? pls inform me.thank you.
• India
9 Feb 07
yes its is safe........the only thing it will do is u have to login again and again...i think its more secure.....
• India
9 Feb 07
ya thanks for your suggestion.i will delete now everyday.my machine works slowly for a few days.it then could faster.thanks.
• United States
9 Feb 07
If you go to the Start menu - programs - accessories -system tools - disk cleanup, it clears the temporary internet files and the cookies for you. In the same system tools subhead is something called disk defragment. You'll want to do the cleanup and the defrag at least once a month. It'll drastically help your computer.
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• India
11 Feb 07
Thank you buddy.It will help me lot as my machine is running slow than normal.Thank you again.Keep in touch.
@tintusam (1168)
• India
9 Feb 07
yes it is important that we should delete cookies and temporary files. it is not only for making computer faster, it is also to avoid threats at client side.
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• India
9 Feb 07
ya i am now agree with you.it is somewhere vulnerable for security.thanks again.
@istanto (8562)
• Indonesia
9 Feb 07
temporary files used to loading web pages more faster by safing pages content to your local hard disk. if you delete it you might open webpages will be more slower. cookies is used to safe information example your sessions etc.
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@amitavroy (4821)
• India
12 Feb 07
it totally depends on how you like your computer to behave. I generally delete the temporary files which are downloaded from the Internet but I keep the cookies for convenience. Different people want different types of thing. If you keep your cookies then things like passwords and address typed on the address bar remains on your computer and so it reduces my time and effort on typing the whole Web address. But I delete the temporarily incorrect files because they take a lot of space. But if you keep them you can expect off faster Web experience. This is because if the file is present on your computer then is not downloaded from the Internet and so it will be displayed faster than usual.
• India
12 Feb 07
Oh thanks.Some site takes much time than others.why it is taking so? As per example when I log into mylot it takes more time.It irritating for me.Anyway thanks for ur comments.
• India
9 Feb 07
ya cookies and temp files are essential for system bcz cookies play important role in internet security and temp. files are good way to get ur system's history. so u have to delete it but at interval of one week.
• India
15 Feb 07
Thanks buddy.I can delete now all the cookies and temporary Internet Files.They really make me slow.Its now a real solution.Thanks again.Keep in touch.