How to Enable Cookies in Safari on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials


How to Enable Cookies in Safari on Mac

Cookies are small files that websites store on your computer to remember your preferences, login information, and other data. Enabling cookies in Safari on your Mac is a simple process that allows you to have a more personalized browsing experience.

In this article, we will guide you through the steps to enable cookies in Safari on Mac.

Step 1: Launch Safari

To begin, open the Safari browser by clicking on the Safari icon located in your dock or by searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 2: Access Preferences

Once Safari is open, click on the “Safari” option located in the menu bar at the top of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences”.

Step 3: Go to Privacy Settings

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

Step 4: Enable Cookies

Within the Privacy tab, you will find various options related to cookies. To enable cookies, make sure that the “Block all cookies” checkbox is not checked.

  • If it is checked, click on it once to uncheck it.
  • If it is already unchecked, move on to Step 5.

Please note that there are also two other options available under “Cookies and website data”.

The first option allows websites you visit to always ask for permission before storing cookies, while the second option clears all stored cookies and website data when you close Safari. Adjust these options according to your preferences.

Step 5: Close Preferences

Once you have enabled cookies, close the Preferences window by clicking the red “X” button located in the top-left corner of the window or by pressing the Command and comma (,) keys together.

Step 6: Restart Safari

To ensure that the changes take effect, quit Safari completely and then relaunch it. You can do this by clicking on “Safari” in the menu bar and selecting “Quit Safari”.

Once Safari has quit, open it again from your Applications folder or by using Spotlight.

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled cookies in Safari on your Mac.

Websites will now be able to store and access cookies on your computer, improving your browsing experience.



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