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Block or Allow Browser Cookies in Safari on Mac

Do you need to control browser cookies in Safari browser? Learn how to manage and customize cookie storage on your Mac.

The web browser uses cookies to store login information and active sessions even after closing the browser. However, these cookies can also be used to track visits and behavior.

Hence, Safari app has the feature to allow or block cookies and customize them per site.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to configure the browser and site cookies in the Apple Safari browser.

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Block the Browsing Cookies

Cookies can hinder some websites and make browsing slow. To avoid this, we need to know how to block cookies on Mac.

  1. Launch the Safari app on a Mac.
  2. Select Safari from the menubar options.
  3. Choose the 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 to 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.

Some websites might not allow you to log in or sign in to your online account if you block the cookies.

Allow the Site Cookies

By default, the Safari browser does allow the website to set a cookie. However, if you’ve mistakenly blocked the cookie, your login session won’t be valid after closing the browser. In such a case, we should know how to enable cookies.

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on a Mac computer.
  2. Select Safari from the menubar options.
  3. Choose the 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 cookies on the Mac, allowing cookies on the Safari browser on macOS. This will allow the browser cookies setting in the Safari browser on macOS laptops and desktops.

Bottom Line

Sometimes, blocking cookies on Mac can enhance your browsing experience. However, the websites may not function in some cases if the cookies are not enabled.

Similarly, you can allow or block cookies in Safari on iPhone and iPad. You have the option to block cookies on all the websites.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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