Safari 6 (OS X Mountain Lion): Manage cookies

Manage cookies using Safari

If you are concerned about cookies, you can set how you want Safari to handle them.

Important: Changing your cookie preferences or removing cookies in Safari may change or remove them in other apps, including Dashboard.
  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Choose Safari > Preferences, and then click Privacy.
  3. In the “Block cookies” section, specify whether Safari should accept cookies from websites, and when.

    To see an explanation of the options, click the Help button (looks like a question mark).

  4. If you want to see which websites store cookies on your computer, click Details.

If you set Safari to block cookies, you may need to temporarily accept cookies to open a page. Repeat the above steps, selecting Never in the “Block cookies” section. When you’re done with the page, block cookies again, and then remove the page’s cookies.

Last Modified: Aug 14, 2012
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  • Last Modified: Aug 14, 2012
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