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Many internet browsers allow you to block cookies from being stored. For example:
Internet Explorer (version 9)
Click “Tools” > “Internet Options” > “Privacy” > “Advanced” for cookie settings.
Firefox (version 16)
Click “Tools” > “Options” > “Privacy” > “Use custom settings for history” and untick “Accept cookies from sites”
Chrome (version 23)
Open the “Customise and control” menu then “Settings” > “Show advanced settings” > “Content settings” and select “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Please note that blocking all cookies will have a detrimental impact on the usability and functionality of many websites. You will also find options in your internet browser settings to delete any cookies already saved in your browser, but again, this could mean that features on some websites will no longer function properly.
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