How to Clear Cookies on Mac Safari

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to clear cookies on Mac Safari. Clearing cookies can help improve your browsing experience by removing stored data that may be causing issues or slowing down your browser. Follow the steps below to clear cookies on Mac Safari:

Step 1: Open Safari Preferences

To begin, open Safari and click on the “Safari” option in the top menu bar. From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences.”

Step 2: Access Privacy Settings

In the Preferences window, click on the “Privacy” tab located at the top.

Step 3: Manage Website Data

Under the Privacy tab, you will find a section called “Manage Website Data.” Click on this option to proceed.

Step 4: Remove Cookies

A new window will appear with a list of all websites that have stored data (including cookies) on your browser. You can search for a specific website using the search bar or browse through the list manually.

If you want to remove all cookies, simply click on “Remove All” at the bottom left corner of the window. Alternatively, you can select individual websites and click on “Remove” to delete their respective cookies.


Removing cookies may log you out of websites and delete any saved preferences or settings associated with those sites.

Step 5: Confirm Removal

A confirmation dialog box will appear asking if you are sure about removing the selected website’s data (cookies). Click “Remove Now” to proceed.

Step 6: Close Preferences

Once you have removed all desired cookies, close the Preferences window by clicking on the red “X” button at the top left corner.

Step 7: Restart Safari

It is recommended to quit and relaunch Safari to ensure that all changes take effect. You can do this by clicking on “Safari” in the top menu bar and selecting “Quit Safari.” Afterward, reopen Safari from your Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight.


Congratulations! You have successfully cleared cookies on Mac Safari.

Remember that clearing cookies can help resolve browsing issues and improve website loading times. If you experience any difficulties or want to selectively remove cookies, you can always revisit the Privacy settings and manage website data as needed.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. Happy browsing!

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