How do i put my cookies aside?

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

    Intelligent macrumors 6502a

    Intelligent

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    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

    ricede

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    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

    Intelligent

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    I moved it and safari still has my cookies.
     
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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

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