How do I make the Internet Explorer 7 delete all private data on quit? I've found the option to clear the cache, but that does not clear cookies and the history.
The best you can do in IE7 is to go into Tools / Internet Options / Advanced Tab, scroll down and check the box "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed". However, there are reports that this doesn't work for cookies.
Therefore here is another solution that clears cookies every time that you logoff Windows.
First, prepare a batch file (.bat) that contains one or more of the following commands:
Then run the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and go to User Configuration / Windows Setting / Scripts (Logon/Logoff).
Right-click on Logoff and select Properties, click on Add, then on Browse, navigate-to and select the .bat file, click Open, OK, Apply, then OK.
Now when you logoff Windows the batch file will run and clean out your data.
As far as I know, that happens when you use InPrivate Browsing. Open a new tab and click on “Open an InPrivate Browsing window”, or select “InPrivate Browsing” from the “Tools” menu. That seems to put you into a semi-sandbox that does not save things like cookies and history. Of course you can download files and Add to Favorites.