1. Follow the outline described in "How to Manage Cookies in Internet Explorer 6 (Q283185)" for cookie control and you may completely clear the entire cookie folder as explained in its Q278835 link.
2. Download the "12-Wash" utility from Tucows that is listed in the "Index" near the bottom of the page -- a free!1.5MB file.
a. When executed, you'll see the tab "IE, IE, AOL" which when clicked give you the option to delete "cookies" -- among other things -- along with an "Except" button that allows you to select cookies to keep -- a history recorded in the system registry and not changed unless you do so.
b. Create a Shortcut to this program and placed it in the Startup folder which will purges all other (described in #3 above) extraneous and unwanted cookies each time the system is booted :
@<drive> \ <path> \12wash.exe /silent /washall
Note: Complete the two items above by entering the correct drive letter and the folder name/path of where the utility resides.
I have always deleted the cookies I don't like manually each day in C:\Documents and Settings\All\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files by right-clicking the cookie in the Name column and choosing delete. It's always worked, but in the past month there have been a few that won't play ball, i.e. won't delete and remain in the folder. Any ideas why and if I can delete them some other way? I should say AdAware recognised one as a problem but it was still there even though I chose it as one for AdAware to delete. SpyBot doesn't help.
Thanks for help. PS XP Home, IE7