How to Unblock 3rd Party Cookies on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you having trouble accessing certain websites or experiencing issues with certain features on your Mac? It’s possible that the problem lies with your browser’s cookie settings.

By default, most browsers block third-party cookies for security reasons. However, there are certain situations where you may need to unblock them. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of unblocking third-party cookies on your Mac.

Step 1: Launch Safari

If you are using a Mac, chances are that you are using Safari as your default browser. To begin, locate and click on the Safari icon in your dock or navigate to it in the Applications folder.

Step 2: Access Preferences

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

Step 3: Navigate to Privacy Settings

In the Preferences window that appears, click on the “Privacy” tab at the top. This will open up a new window with various privacy settings for Safari.

Step 4: Customize Cookie Settings

In the Privacy window, you will see an option labeled “Cookies and website data.” By default, this option is set to “Block all cookies.” To unblock third-party cookies selectively, click on “Manage Website Data..”


If you prefer to unblock all cookies instead of selectively allowing third-party cookies, simply select “Never” for the option mentioned above in Step 4.

Step 5: Allow Third-Party Cookies

In the Manage Website Data window that appears, you will see a list of websites that have stored cookies on your Mac. To allow third-party cookies for a specific website, search for it using the search bar or scroll through the list until you find it.

Once you have located the website, select it by clicking on it, and then click on the “Remove” button. This will remove any existing cookies for that website.

Next, close the Manage Website Data window by clicking on the “Done” button.

Step 6: Verify Changes

Finally, verify that your changes have been applied by checking the Privacy tab in Safari Preferences again. The “Cookies and website data” option should now be set to “Allow from websites I visit.”


If you are still experiencing issues with certain websites or features, you may need to clear your browser cache and restart Safari. This can be done by selecting “Clear History.” from the Safari menu and choosing an appropriate time range.

Congratulations! You have successfully unblocked third-party cookies on your Mac.

Remember to exercise caution when allowing third-party cookies as they can potentially compromise your privacy and security. It is always advisable to only allow them for trusted websites.

  • Step 1: Launch Safari
  • Step 2: Access Preferences
  • Step 3: Navigate to Privacy Settings
  • Step 4: Customize Cookie Settings
  • Note:
    • Selective unblocking vs unblocking all cookies
  • Step 5: Allow Third-Party Cookies
  • Step 6: Verify Changes
  • Note:
    • Clear browser cache if necessary

Remember to always stay up to date with the latest security measures and keep your Mac and browsers updated.

Please note: The steps mentioned in this tutorial are specifically for Safari on a Mac. If you are using a different browser or operating system, the process may vary slightly.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in resolving your cookie-related issues on your Mac. Happy browsing!

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