Clearing browser cookies

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Sometimes when you complete two offers from a specific wall they might not credit you for the second offer. That's why learning to clear your browser's cookies are very important when constantly completing offers.

These aren't your grandma's cookies

A cookie (also known as HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie) is a small piece of data that is stored in the web browser whenever you browse a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the website. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which can tell a website when the user has returned.

Cookies are not harmful

Cookies cannot carry viruses, nor can they install malware. Cookies can store passwords and forms that have previously been submitted, so it is recommended to clear them often.

Clear your cookies often

Every time you visit an advertiser's website to complete an offer, tracking cookies are stored on your computer. This allows the advertiser to tell you apart from other users and to know which offers to show you. Since a lot of advertisers use the same system for displaying ads, it is recommended that you clear your cookies before completing a new offer. If you do not clear cookies often, you will most likely not receive credit for offers often.

Clear cookies automatically or manually

You can clear cookies either automatically or manually, whichever you prefer.

  1. CCleaner (automatic): This is a downloaded application that will clear cookies and cache, and help make your computer more secure and faster too. It is easy to use and configure, works with all browsers, and has configurations so you can keep specific cookies (so you don't have to log back into instaGC each time you run the program). The only downside when using CCleaner is that you must close out of your browser in order for it to properly operate.
  2. CookieCuller (automatic): If you use Firefox, you can install this add-on. It can be used to clear cookies between offers without having to close your browser. It also allows specific cookies to be preserved so you don't have to log in again to frequently-used sites.
  3. Google Chrome (manual): Browse to chrome://settings/clearBrowserData (or press ctrl+shift+delete). Select all boxes. Click "Clear browsing data".
  4. Internet Explorer (manual): Click Tools icon (or press alt+X), then Internet Options. Select General tab. Under Browsing history section, click "Delete...". Select "Temporary Internet files and website files" and "Cookies and website data" and click Delete.
  5. Microsoft Edge (manual): Click More options symbol (...), then Settings. Choose what to clear under "Clear browing data" area.
  6. Mozilla FireFox (manual): Click Tools menu, then Options (or press alt+T+O). Select Privacy icon. Click "remove individual cookies". Click "Remove All Cookies".
  7. Opera (manual): Click Opera icon, then Settings, then "Delete Private Data...". Click Delete.

If you have a different browser version for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, or any other browser, feel free to contact us to ask how to clear cookies, or just do a Google search for how to clear them.

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