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If you are interested in clearing unwanted cookies and lots of other rubbish from your computer in an easy user-friendly way, we would recommend CC Cleaner from Piriform. The free version is more than adequate and is a very useful tool for any computer user.
Details and download from the Piriform website here.

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Thank you,

Ken at Trimdon Times