How to Enable Third Party Cookies on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Enabling third-party cookies on your Mac can be a necessary step when using certain websites or applications. Third-party cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer by websites other than the one you are currently visiting.

These cookies help track your online activity and provide personalized experiences. However, due to privacy concerns, most web browsers disable third-party cookies by default. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of enabling third-party cookies on your Mac.

Step 1: Launch Safari

To begin, open the Safari browser on your Mac. You can find Safari in the Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight. Once Safari is open, click on the “Safari” option in the top menu bar and select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Access Privacy Settings

In the Preferences window that appears, click on the “Privacy” tab at the top. This tab contains various options related to your browsing privacy settings.

Step 3: Customize Cookie Settings

  • Block all cookies: By default, Safari blocks all cookies including third-party ones. If this option is selected, you need to uncheck it to enable third-party cookies.
  • Block only from current website: This option allows first-party cookies but blocks all third-party ones. To enable third-party cookies, make sure this option is deselected.
  • Always allow: If this option is selected, Safari will accept all cookies including both first and third-party ones.

Step 4: Enable Third-Party Cookies

To enable third-party cookies, select either “Block only from current website” or “Always allow” depending on your preferences. It’s worth noting that enabling third-party cookies may compromise your privacy, so it is advised to only enable them for trusted websites.

Step 5: Save Changes

After customizing the cookie settings, click on the “Close” button to save your changes. Safari will now allow or block third-party cookies based on your selection.

By following these steps, you can easily enable third-party cookies in Safari on your Mac. However, it’s important to remember that enabling third-party cookies may increase the risk of tracking and Targeted advertising. Therefore, it’s recommended to exercise caution and only enable them for trusted websites that require their usage.

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