Manage cookies and website data in Safari on Mac
Websites often store cookies and website data on your Mac. This data may include information that you have provided, such as your name, email address and preferences. It helps websites identify you when you return so the site can provide services for you and show information that might be of interest to you.
You can change options in Safari preferences so that Safari always accepts or always blocks cookies and other website data.
In the Safari app on your Mac, choose Safari > Preferences, click Privacy, then do any of the following:
Prevent trackers from using cookies and website data to track you: Select “Prevent cross-site tracking”.
Cookies and website data are deleted unless you visit and interact with the trackers’ websites.
Always block cookies: Select “Block all cookies”.
Websites, third parties and advertisers can’t store cookies and other data on your Mac. This may prevent some websites from working properly.
Always allow cookies: Deselect “Block all cookies”.
Websites, third parties and advertisers can store cookies and other data on your Mac.
Remove stored cookies and data: Click Manage Website Data, select one or more websites, then click Remove or Remove All.
Removing the data may reduce tracking, but may also log you out of websites or change website behaviour.
See which websites store cookies or data: Click Manage Website Data.
Note: Changing your cookie preferences or removing cookies and website data in Safari may change or remove them in other apps.