does cookies and third party crap get cleaned off

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robtonet, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. robtonet macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014
    automatically and magically or as with winders they stick around until cleaned of with cccleaner etc?? having a hard time with the win7/imac conversion operating techniques
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Cookies remain until you delete them (Safari > Preferences > Privacy); the system has no way of knowing which ones you want to keep and which you want to get rid of.

    As for "third party crap", can you be a little more specific?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can clear cookies and internet cache from your browser. You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.
    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.
    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance. OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.
  4. robtonet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014
    thank you very much

    that is what i was after as you know win conversion leaves us confused and unsure of ourselves........again thanks
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    If you want to effectively manage cookies in Safari, I highly recommend the Safari "Cookies" extension with which to do so.

    For running other routine maintenance tasks, I would recommend a piece of freeware called "Yasu".
  6. robtonet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014

    ***************************************************************thank you very much that was what i was after--i hate the thought of being tracked, no real reason , just dont like it.

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