How do i put my cookies aside?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Intelligent, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Intelligent, Aug 7, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014

    Intelligent macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    How do i put my safari cookies aside? Yes funny title i know but not off topic.

    I dont want to delete my safari cookies i want to keep them but not let safari use them, i have cookies for over 7,000 websites. Can i move them to some dummy folder and let safari think that i have deleted them?
    This works with almost all caches and preferences so cookies should be the same right?
  2. ricede macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2010
    There is a cookies.plist file in ~/library/cookies.
    You can right click on it - get info & check the 'lock' box. As far as i know - that will stop the cookies being updated.
  3. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    I moved it and safari still has my cookies.
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Have to quit Safari before moving cookie file since the cookies are in memory for the active Safari instance(s).

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