How to Block or Allow Browser Cookies in Safari Mac?

Learn how to allow or block browser cookies settings for the websites within the safari browser on Mac computers. The browser cookies play an important role in identifying the users and keep the login session active after exit.

The browser cookies are used for identification and authentication for websites. It contains the hashed format security key that helps website trackers to identify the users. The website that allows login use the cookies to remember the browser to keep the active sessions continue even after exiting the browser.

One cannot read the cookies with the naked eye, hence it’s safe and can persist in the browser storage as long as you delete it.

Related: How to Block or Allow Browser Cookies in Safari iOS/iPadOS?

The cookies even have the lifespan after which it will be no longer useful. Typical lifespan range from 1 day to a few years based on the website’s needs.

How to Block Browser Cookies in Safari Mac?

Here are the steps to block the site browser cookies settings in safari browser on macOS:

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on a mac computer.
  2. Select Safari from the menubar options.
  3. Choose Preferences… option under the Safari menu.
    Apple Safari Menubar Preferences...
  4. Switch to the Privacy tab within the Preferences popup window.
  5. Enable the Checkbox against Block all cookies.
  6. Click on the Block All command button.

Block Cookies and Website Cache Data on Safari Mac

This will completely block the browser cookies from all the websites on the safari mac computer.

Please note that if you block the cookies, some website might not allow to log-in or sign-in to your online account.

How to Allow Browser Cookies in Safari Computer?

By default, the Safari browser does allow the website to set a cookie. However, if you’ve mistakenly blocked the cookie then your login session won’t be valid after closing the browser.

Here are the steps to allow the browser cookies in safari browser on mac computer:

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on a mac computer.
  2. Select Safari from the menubar options.
  3. Choose Preferences… option under the Safari menu.
  4. Switch to the Privacy tab within the Preferences popup window.
  5. Disable the Checkbox against Block all cookies.

Allow Cookies and Website Cache Data on Safari Mac

We have now enabled and allow the cookies on the safari browser on macOS. This will allow the browser cookies setting in the safari browser on macOS laptops and desktops.

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