Skip to main content

How to Keep or Delete Cookies When You Close Tabs in Chrome

Have you ever noticed that certain advertisements and banners keep following you wherever you go on the Internet? For instance, if you’ve recently searched for shoes on search engines or on a shopping website, you might notice that suddenly there are lots of advertisement for shoes everywhere on the Internet. This happens when advertising networks start tracking what users do on the web using tiny files called cookies, and use the information to deliver targeted advertisements to them. The easiest way to lose the tail is to periodically delete cookies that accumulate in your browser.

All browsers can be configured to delete cookies on exit. Once the browser is closed, all cookies are deleted so you can start the next browsing session on a clean slate. This way you can prevent websites and advertisers from tracking your movements on the Internet across different browsing session. However, the cookies are still available for tracking during the current session.

Tab Cookies is an extension for Chrome that removes cookies set by the website as soon as you close the tab, without waiting for you to exit the browser. The best part is, you can control this behavior on a per tab basis.

tab-cookies

Cookies are an important part of the world wide web. All user authorization on websites are handled and tracked through cookies. When you log in to a website, the site sets a cookie in your browser. If you remove that cookie, the site has to reauthorize you by asking you to log in again.

With Tab Cookies, you can decide whether you want the browser to keep cookies for the current tab. The Chrome extension displays an icon inside the address bar on the right that lets you toggle the state of Tab Cookies. When you click on the icon, the cookies set by the tab are protected and not removed when the tab gets closed. This is indicated by a green tick-mark that gets overlayed above the cookie icon.

To make Chrome once again delete cookies when you close the tab, click on the icon again.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Record CPU and Memory Usage Over Time in Windows?

Whenever the computer is lagging or some application is taking too long to respond, we usually fire up task manager and look under the Performance tab or under Processes to check on processor utilization or the amount of free memory available. The task manager is ideal for real-time analysis of CPU and memory utilization. It even displays a short history of CPU utilization in the form of a graph. You get a small time-window, about 30 seconds or so, depending on how large the viewing area is.

How to Schedule Changes to Your Facebook Page Cover Photo

Facebook’s current layout, the so called Timeline, features a prominent, large cover photo that some people are using in a lot of different creative ways. Timeline is also available for Facebook Pages that people can use to promote their website or business or event. Although you can change the cover photo as often as you like, it’s meant to be static – something which you design and leave it for at least a few weeks or months like a redesigned website. However, there are times when you may want to change the cover photo frequently and periodically to match event dates or some special promotion that you are running or plan to run. So, here is how you can do that.

69 alternatives to the default Facebook profile picture

If you have changed the default Facebook profile picture and uploaded your own, it’s fine. But if not, then why not replace that boring picture of the guy with a wisp of hair sticking out of his head with something different and funny?