Clear Safari history without deleting logins/passwords/cookies

clumsythief83

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Hi guys, I wonder if there is a way to delete Safari history without deleting logins/passwords/cookies.

I used to use Safari on my ipad and iPhone but that missing options makes me go back to Google CHrome instead. Anyone knows how we can achieve it?

Thanks.
 

chscag

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Deleting Safari's history should not delete the passwords themselves as they're stored in your keychain. But deleting Safari's history will remove website favcons and cookies. I haven't found a way around that either.
 
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Deleting Safari's history should not delete the passwords themselves as they're stored in your keychain. But deleting Safari's history will remove website favcons and cookies. I haven't found a way around that either.
Neither have I.

Good post which spells out clearly what happens when you delete Safari's history.
 

Weaselboy

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Yeah I find that annoying that I have to re-login to all my websites after I clear history. Hopefully there will be a fix one day.
https://cookie5app.com

I use an app called Cookies to manage this. You can tell it what you want deleted and whitelist cookies you want to keep. I have it set to run the cleanup when I quit the browser.

I suggest buying it from the dev. and not the App Store so you get updates faster without having to wait for App Store approval.

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