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How to Enable and Clear Cookies on Safari

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You must be wondering what on earth are "cookies"? No, these cookies aren't yummy nor fresh from the oven—it's far from it! Cookies are essential data sent to the websites you visit.

Cookies in your browser are information sent from websites you visit Safari. Cookies help websites by identifying and remembering your preferences and settings when you return to the website in the future.

When cookies are "enabled," the website remembers your personal preferences to enhance your user experience on their site. Suppose you don't want to share what you like and dislike with the websites you visit. In that case, you will want to learn how to clear cookies from your device and disable cookies to prevent the website from remembering your information.

Nowadays, websites will notify you when they collect your cookies. You can adjust, accept, or decline cookies. Learn how to enable cookies in Safari below. Later, we'll teach you how to disable Safari cookies, too.

Good To Know:

If you previously disabled all your cookies, you might've missed out on content tailored specifically for you. Not to worry, you can easily enable cookies with just a few clicks.

To Enable Cookies In Safari

You can enable or 'allow' cookies in your Safari browser in five steps. When you allow cookies on your Mac, your browser, such as Safari, can save your choices to make it quicker and easier for you to surf your favorite websites.

Follow our short tutorial below to learn how to enable cookies in Safari.

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. In the Menu Bar, click “Safari,” then click “Preferences.” A pop-up window will appear.
  3. In the pop-up window, click the “Privacy” icon.
  4. Now locate “Cookies and website data” and uncheck the “Block all cookies” checkbox.
  5. To apply the new settings, close the Safari “Preferences” pop-up window.
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To Clear Cookies In Safari

Think of these digital cookies more as cookie crumbs that could trace back to you.

Collecting and storing cookies is useful, but sometimes clearing your cookies can refresh your browser and give back memory space on your computer.

If you want to clear the cookies on your Mac or iPhone, check out our step-by-step guide below.

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. In the Menu Bar at the top of your screen, click “Safari.” Then click “Preferences.”
  3. The “Preferences” pop-up window will appear. Click the “Privacy” icon.
  4. Next, click the Manage Website Data button. You will see a secondary pop-up window listing the websites that stored data on your computer.
  5. In the secondary pop-up window, choose “Remove All” or select a website and choose “Remove.”
  6. Once your cookies are cleared, click “Done” to exit the secondary pop-up window.
  7. To apply the new settings, close the Safari “Preferences” pop-up window.
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Once you have enabled cookies in your Safari, choose "Prevent Cross-site Tracking" in your Privacy settings. This selection will block third-party cookies and websites from being saved on your computer—which will save space on your Mac!

Checking and enabling the "Prevent Cross-site Tracking" option also helps prevent websites from tracking your online activity.

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Keep In Mind:

When you clear cookies from Safari, you may lose saved log-ins, searches, and other personalized settings on the websites you visited.

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