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Frequently Asked Question #355. How does LiveJournal use cookies? How do I delete LiveJournal cookies from my browser?

How Does LiveJournal Use Cookies?


A cookie is a small amount of data that often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you configure your browser to reject cookies, however, you may not be able to use some LiveJournal or third party products or services.

LiveJournal allows some third parties that advertise and/or offer products and services on the Service to set and access their cookies on your computer when you visit their web sites, subject to their respective privacy policies. Third parties are not granted access to LiveJournal's cookies.

How Do I Delete My Cookies?



How to delete LiveJournal cookies varies depending on which browser you are using. Below are instructions on how to delete cookies in the most recent version of the browsers LiveJournal supports:

[Firefox (Windows)]Firefox (Windows):

1. In the "Tools" menu, select "Options".
2. Click on the "Privacy" tab, then click the "remove individual cookies" link.
3. In the search box, type livejournal, select all cookies found, and click the "Remove Cookie" button.


[Firefox (Mac)]Firefox (Mac):

1. In the "Firefox" menu, select "Preferences...".
2. Click on the "Privacy" tab, then click the "remove individual cookies" link.
3. In the search box, type livejournal, select all cookies found, and click the "Remove Cookie" button.


[Chrome]Chrome:

1. In the Chrome/wrench menu, select "Options" (Windows) or "Preferences..." (Mac & Linux)
2. Click on "Under the Hood", then click on "Content Settings".
3. In the "Cookies" section, click the "All cookies and site data..." button.
4. In the search box, type livejournal, and click the "Remove All" button.


[Internet Explorer]Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer and go to http://www.livejournal.com/.
2. Press F12 on your keyboard. A box should open up at the bottom of the screen.
3. In this toolbar, open the "Cache" dropdown, and select "Clear cookies for domain".
4. Select "Yes".


[Safari]Safari:

1. In the "Safari" menu, open "Preferences..."
2. Click the "Security tab", then click the "Show Cookies" button.
3. In the search box, type livejournal, select each cookie found, and click the "Remove Cookie" button.


[Opera (Windows)]Opera (Windows):

1. In the Opera menu, select Settings, then Preferences.
2. Click the "Advanced" tab, select "Cookies", then click the "Manage Cookies" button.
3. In the search box, type livejournal, select each cookie found, and click the "Delete" button.


[Opera (Mac)]Opera (Mac):

1. In the "Tools" menu, click "Private Data..." A dialog box will appear.
2. Click the small triangle to the right of the words "Detailed Options".
3. Click the "Manage Cookies" button.
4. In the search box, type livejournal, and select each cookie found and click the "Delete" button.


Note: How to delete cookies may vary slightly depending on the version of your operating system and browser.

Last Updated: April 3rd, 2017

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