Cancelling idle website accounts gives you back control of your personal data. Let's explains safe and simple ways to leave services you no longer use.
Social Networking Accounts
To remove your Facebook profile permanently and delete all your data for good, go to delete account link and click 'Delete my account'. You'll need to make sure that you're not signed into any other site using your Facebook ID or through Facebook Connect, because this will keep your profile active. Also, if you log into your account within 14 days of deleting your profile, the process will be cancelled.
Google+When it comes to closing accounts and managing your data, I love Google. They do their best to have consumer engagement, but still ease the process of closing accounts.
To delete your entire Google account follow the same steps for deleting Google+ but choose the option 'Close entire account and delete all services and info associated with it'. This will delete your data on every Google service you use, including Gmail, Docs, Reader and so on.
Deleting your Google account will also delete any linked YouTube account s. Check whether your YouTube profile is connected to your Google account in 'Connected accounts' on the 'Account overview ' page. If YouTube is listed, click 'Unlink'. If it's not listed, then the accounts aren't connected.
HotmailTo delete your Hotmail account, go to this link and click 'Close account '. This will remove your Hotmail, but not your Windows Live, account. If you want to cut all ties with Windows Live, go to https://account.live.com/CloseAccount.aspx, enter your password and confirm the closure. You can then uninstall all your Windows Live products using the 'Add/ Remove programs' tool in the Control Panel.
To delete your Gmail account, log into your Google account (rather than your Gmail account) and click your profile picture. Choose 'Account settings', click Products and then Edit. Select 'Remove Gmail permanently' and tick a box to confirm that you want to delete all your messages.
Yahoo MailFrustratingly, the only way to delete your Yahoo Mail account is to close your entire Yahoo! account. Go to link, and confirm the deletion when prompted. This will get rid of Yahoo Mail as well as your Contacts and Profile, but be aware that you'll also lose access to any Flickr accounts with the same ID.
Online Stores and Services
AmazonTo delete your Amazon account, click the Contact Us button on the Help page and select 'I need assistance with something else'. Choose 'Update account information' and then 'Close my account' from the drop-down menus.
You'll need to enter the name of your account, and list the titles of one or two of your most recent purchases. You'll also need to specify if you want to close your seller and/or buyer accounts.
eBay & PayPalTo close your eBay account, go to link and select a reason for leaving. This will delete your eBay ID and all personal information. However, your public feedback will still be visible. This does not affect your PayPal account (see below).
To cancel your PayPal account, log in and click the Profile link. Go to 'My account settings', then next to 'Account type', click 'Close account ' and confirm the closure. Make sure you withdraw any money in your account first or this will be lost.
Lovefilm & NetflixTo cancel a Netflix subscription or a Lovefilm Instant streaming package, go to the relevant Account page on each site and click Cancel Membership. You'll be given a feedback form to fill in before the cancellation is confirmed.
To cancel any of Lovefilm's other rental packages, you need to phone customer services on 0800 091 1514. The call is free and lasts for about four minutes. If you can't call free phone numbers because of restrictions on your mobile, try 020 8631 0020.
You have to make sure you've returned all discs before your next billing date so you don't get charged for the next month's subscription fee.