What can anyone tell me about these two cookies, my system said was active?

Cookie for this browser: MUID = 7F1429583EF04D8199702EE9A771E69B
Cookie for current user: ANON = A=28116113CB7F0DB25696C6CBFFFFFFFF&E=bd6&W=1

How to delete them, individually from IE 9.0, Windows Vista?
Do those numbers and letters reveal anything about the source of the cookies?
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nickg5Asked:
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MereteCommented:
nickg5, personally that windows option to delete internet history and cookies etc never ever deleted everything, I don't know what it deletes apart from a few things if you go back and look there are still tons of cookies
The term windows temp internet files would be the same or maybe referring to
The index  .dat is another remember that?
This does not get deleted
The index.dat is a database file used by the Internet Explorer web browser.
Its located at
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
In Vista
 ccleaner will delete this file when set to.
What is the index.dat
http://www.pctools.com/guides/article/id/12/
Window Washer to view or delete index.dat file
http://www.eusing.com/Window_Washer/Index_dat.htm
 however there is also flash cookies , lots of people are not aware of flash cookies,
Flash Cookie Cleaner lets you view, manage, and clean your hidden Flash cookies.
http://download.cnet.com/Flash-Cookie-Cleaner/3000-2248_4-10969256.html
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you look at the IE cookies in a text editor, the third line should be the domain or web site that set them.  Don't be surprised if you don't recognize the sites.  Advertising sites set a lot of cookies thru ads on search sites like Yahoo and Bing and also on Facebook and Myspace.
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nickg5Author Commented:
I can see, and remove cookies, individually on Firefox.

Where can I find the above two cookies on IE?

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nickg5Author Commented:
I was taking action with some display ads that were flickering on the left side of my Hotmail page and on the top left of Yahoo, flickering for an instant before they found their destination on the right side.
At some point in all that, Windows or IE told me about the above two cookies, one for the browser and one for the user.

Are the able to be located?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
In Windows XP, IE cookies are in "C:\Documents and Settings\xxx\Cookies" where 'xxx' is your username.  In Vista or Win7, look here: http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/10069-where-my-cookies.html
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Are you sure they didn't block them?  I can't think of any other reason to tell you about them.
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nickg5Author Commented:
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies

I found the AppData folder > Roaming > Microsoft > Windows > but no cookie folder or file.
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nickg5Author Commented:
Not sure if they were blocked, etc.
I was having issues with display ads on Hotmail and Yahoo Finance.

See my other two open questions for the gruesome details.
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nickg5Author Commented:
I found the AppData folder > Roaming > Microsoft > Windows > but no cookie folder or file.
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MereteCommented:
In IE 9 go to tools>internet options>under browsing history> open settings> then open View Files
r/click an empty space inside here and sort by type
 view in list descending
sort by name
cookies usually near the bottom
manually look for these cookies and delete them alternatively
ccleaner will delete all your cookies then you will need to log into every site forum bank you use to re-activate the cookies for them
http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
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nickg5Author Commented:
Merete:

I go to my control panel each night > internet options > browsing history > delete.
I can put a check mark by cookies.
I can put a check mark bu temporary internet files.

Are those cookies and temporary files the same ones shown on the "view" list in your screen shot?

Other sources said that the actual IE cookie folder was a "hidden folder."
That is the one that could not be found here > %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies

Are Windows cookies, and IE cookies, a different set of cookies?
And the action I take each night, through my control panel, is removing all the cookies on my system, or only the ones that are "not in a hidden folder?"

Thanks.

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MereteCommented:
On my windows 7 this folder is empty.
computer C:\Users\User\AppData\Local<<
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\temp
even most of these are empty
However I can see the index .dat
 C:\Users\default
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nickg5Author Commented:
I need help getting my Explorer to the same appearance as yours.
I clicked something by mistake, and now I can not go to:
a. start > documents
b. or start > owner

and see all the folders and the C drive and the D drive, etc.

I'll try to post a screen shot, though, I have had little luck getting them to work.
I'll give you the link to the question if you want to look.
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nickg5Author Commented:
thanks
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thanks
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MereteCommented:
Hi nickg5  thankyou.
But did you find the folder? Did  you enable show hidden files and folders.
That seems to be the main key as the application folder is hidden then you may have to give it permissin to access it.
I now know Vista is quite different from windows 7. Thanks for  that as your question brought that to light for rme
cheers
Merete
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nickg5Author Commented:
I found the AppData folder > Roaming > Microsoft > Windows > but no cookie folder or file.
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MereteCommented:
look in here after enabling show hidden files and folders
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
In Vista
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nickg5Author Commented:
as you can see on the left, the file is not there
(there is a windows file and an internet explorer file)
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MereteCommented:
As I have discovered our windows are pretty different nickg5, if you have enabled folders view to show hidden files and folders and still cannot see the correct folders I am at a loss.
If you like you can open a new a new question  in Vista zone and see if it can be pinned down.
Have a Nice week End
Merete
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nickg5Author Commented:
At some point, when I was doing things surrounding the download failures of Adobe Flash and the blinking ads, up popped a window with the two cookies in the question.

Cookie for this browser: MUID = 7F1429583EF04D8199702EE9A771E69B
Cookie for current user: ANON = A=28116113CB7F0DB25696C6CBFFFFFFFF&E=bd6&W=1


The problems seem over, so the above cookies, where ever they were, and whatever they mean can remain unknown.

Thanks for your help.

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MereteCommented:
Try using windows search.
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nickg5Author Commented:
start > search
finds nothing.
I should have written down what event caused them to be shown to me.
My error.
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MereteCommented:
lol that helps. I tested it and doesnt find the internet explorer cookies.
You could move the temporary internet folder so you know where it is
go to tools internet options from your browser, or from control panel all>Internet options
then under browsing history > settings,
that place where it shows how space is allocate, below that is ( Move Folder) <
when you looked in the default >under browsing history>settings>VIEW> did you see the cookies?
If I remember you had problems seeing it the same as mine. I simply used my internet explorer browser went to tools then internet options>under browsing history  on the right opened settings>then View Files
I put the folder on view details r/click an empty space an view by  details so they sit in coloumns descending as in my screenshot, then scrolled down to cookies. They are not at the top.


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nickg5Author Commented:
I think I was in there the other night, and there were only 4-5 cookies.
I'll look around in there tomorrow.

Your hidden cookie folder sure looks full.
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MereteCommented:
lol, always is.
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