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I just open up my cookies manager in firefox and just deleted the ones I know I don't need anymore, and I'm wondering does that help clean up my browser and whats else does it do when I delete cookies???
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No problem with deleting cookies except if you log into sites where you wish to be remembered. Deleting those cookies removes all record of site's visit and what ever info is required to make your visit to the site easier for you. If you don't mind a little more effort, you could turn on the "Ask me every time" option in Firefox for setting cookies. Most you can accept for the session only. Others you can deny totally. If a site doesn't respond as you expect, you may have to accept a cookie or cookies for that site.

Your browser is clean as far as cookies go, but you may want to look at the Privacy tab under Privacy data and set clearing the info options you want on closing Firefox.

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I thought cookies sent information over to the server of the sites I'm on.
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Doubtful as all a cookie is is a little text based file which you can open in Notepad.
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Cookies don't do any sending in and of themselves. They are read by the site you are on if that site placed one or more of its cookies on your PC. That's how , when you check the "Remember me" check box on GTG or similar site, that it remembers you and you don't need to log in. I can close all browsers, reboot, and go right back to GTG or webdeveloper.com's site and it'll show me logged in as I have kept their cookies until they expire.

They are also use by sites like Amazon.com to track your preferences if you have made a purchase there.

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