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Safari 7 (Mavericks): Manage cookies and other website data

Manage cookies and other website data using Safari

Websites often store cookies and other data on your device. This data may include information that you provided, such as your name, email address, and preferences. This data helps websites identify you when you return to the sites so they can provide services for you and show information that might be of interest to you.

By default, Safari accepts cookies and website data only from websites you visit. This helps prevent certain advertisers from storing data on your device. You can change options in Safari preferences so that Safari always accepts or always blocks cookies and other website data.

Important: Changing your cookie preferences or removing cookies and other website data in Safari may change or remove them in other apps, including Dashboard.
Choose Safari > Preferences, click Privacy, then do any of the following:
Option Description
See which websites store cookies or data: Click Details.
Remove stored cookies and data: Click Remove All Website Data, or click Details, select one or more websites, then click Remove.

If you remove information stored by a website, the website may not be able to provide services it has provided in the past.

Change how cookies and website data are blocked: Select an option in the “Block cookies and other website data” section.
Allow cookies temporarily: If a website requires you to allow cookies, you can temporarily select Never in the “Block cookies and other website data” section. After leaving the website, select another option for cookie and data blocking, then remove cookies the page stored.
Last Modified: May 29, 2014
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