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CCleaner will not remove cookies I don't want to keep. If I try to delete them in the CCleaner window they reappear when I reopen CCleaner

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What operating system do you use?

Which version number of CCleaner are you using?

Which browser are the cookies from (or are they from all browsers?)

What security software do you have installed?

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Windows 10 Professional

5.46.6652

All (Edge, Firefox, IE), I think, I can't tell for sure, but there are dozens of cookies

MalwareBytes, Bit Defender, Hitman Pro

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I’ve noticed similar, there’s a long list of cookies listed even though I have set CCleaner to clean cookies when the browser is closed.
I have to manually clean them.

Using Edge.
Windows 10 Pro fully upto date.
Windows Defender & Malwarebytes Pro.

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In the cookiesto keep screen you can click a cookie on the pc.  At the bottom it'll show the icon for the program the cookie belongs to.  Can you confirm that these are browser cookies and not flash

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Nergal,

I am not concerned about Cookies to Keep, but with the long list of cookies I don't want to keep. However, I used the method you suggested on the cookies I would like to delete and they are from all three of my browsers. Most are from Edge because I use it more than the others.

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I wasn't suggesting anything with the to keep pane.  But if you're confirming that they have the edge/firefox/chrome icons then that's what I was asking.  Is it only skipping cookies? (Is cleaning history and cache fine on browsers).

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Please run ccleaner in debug mode https://forum.piriform.com/topic/37347-ccleaner-debugging-instructions/

And right click the Edge section header then run clean on just the edge (it'll be a choice when you right click).

After it cleans exit ccleaner and attach the log to this thread

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Either the log was incomplete or, more likely, my text reader has a maximum character limit (i'm on mobile right now so i'll recheck when I get to a pc).

Try the same thing (debug) but only right click on cookies. All of what I saw was a huge amount of cache cleaning

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I Just checked and all of the cookies not cleaned this time are from Firefox. The Windows Firefox Cookies Option is checked.

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Ok so it deleted the edge cookies when you ran the above log?

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I think so, since all that were left were Firefox cookies. What did the log tell you? I am not sure I understand the log entries, but it seemed that at least some referred to cookies.

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All of the last log you presented was cookies (edge). I would right click firefox cookies and do the same clean.

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I ran a clean on Firefox cookies. 0 bytes found. I won't bother with the log because it shows nothing found. However the list of cookies on the computer (not the ones to keep) shows Firefox cookies.

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22 minutes ago, eliascm said:

I ran a clean on Firefox cookies. 0 bytes found. I won't bother with the log because it shows nothing found. However the list of cookies on the computer (not the ones to keep) shows Firefox cookies.

Try cleaning cookies from with firefox maybe. Then with firefox closed open ccleaner and see if they're still listed.

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3 hours ago, Bastet said:

Here's mine.

Running clean (Edge) stated no cookies (clean) but under Cookies there were quite a few listed.

CCleaner64_v5.46.6652_2018-09-16_21-26-43.log

Yours looks more like Edge is still open.  Try turning off background running for edge

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7225-turn-off-background-apps-windows-10-a.html

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I do not want Firefox to clean the cookies. If it cleans them all, I won't have the cookies I want to keep. This causes problems with, for example, my bank website. It will say it doesn't recognize my computer and I will be required to have them send a temporary code in order to access the website. The same problem will occur with other security conscious websites. I will just have to put up with having unwanted cookies on my computer until this problem is fixed...assuming it will ever be fixed.

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Hi eliascm,

I've been trying to follow this thread but it's not clear just how you are trying to use CCleaner.
Some of the things you have posted seem to say that you are not quite sure how it works.

Let's see if I can help with some screenshots.

Firstly

I am not concerned about Cookies to Keep, but with the long list of cookies I don't want to keep.


That says to me that you mean this screen:

Clipboard01.thumb.jpg.0414ad7a77700f3812e70e171b69122c.jpg

You can't clean cookies at that screen, it just enables you to move them between the 2 lists.

To delete cookies you need to select them on the main cleaning screen, for each browser you use.
If they are not selected there they will not be cleaned.
If they are selected then when you click on the big blue 'Run Cleaner' button they will be removed.

Clipboard02.thumb.jpg.8be7e16c4892459ab7bb760a95f9396c.jpg

Firefox or other browsers are on the second tab, 'Applications', again they need to be selected to be cleaned.

I do not want Firefox to clean the cookies. If it cleans them all, I won't have the cookies I want to keep.


That is the reason for the screen shown in the first screenshot above.
You move the cookies you want to keep into the 'Cookies to Keep' list and CCleaner with leave those ones alone.

Hope that helps.

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Sorry, but this doesn't help. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have the proper item checked for cleaning Firefox cookies. I have learned that the cookies cannot be deleted from the CCleaner screen list. I have tried everything suggested by the previous posters except deleting the cookies using Firefox itself. I am not going to answer any more of these posts unless someone has a credible solution that I haven't yet tried.

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Sorry but it's still not clear just what you are seeing.

Can you post a screenshot?

Make sure that 'Advanced Report' is selected in Options>Advanced.
Go to the cleaning screen and either Analyze or Run Cleaner.
Take a screenshot of the results and post it in your next reply.

It should look something like this:

Clipboard01.thumb.jpg.503945b167dcee2b82cb6aab94a0606f.jpg

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On ‎17‎/‎09‎/‎2018 at 00:51, Nergal said:

Yours looks more like Edge is still open.  Try turning off background running for edge

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7225-turn-off-background-apps-windows-10-a.html

Will try this & post back.

Edit: I followed the instructions & then opened Edge to visit this site & post, after closing Edge CCleaner ran cleanup but cookies were still listed - see afterclean screengrab. I then went to analyse cookies & it said all was clean/no cookies - seeafteranaly screengrab.

 

afterclean.JPG

afteranaly.JPG

Edited by Bastet
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