How to Clear Safari Cookies?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Resist, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I can't figure out how to clear the cookies in Safari 5.1.2. I used to be able to go to Safari Preferences and then under the Security tab I had the option. But now there's no cookie option there. Where do I go to delete cookies?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    http://www.apple.com/safari/features.html
     
  3. Resist, Dec 19, 2011
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    Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not sure how I missed that......but thanks!



    I just wish there was a way to view more than 7 cookies at a time. The window needs to be expandable.
     
  4. Ryem macrumors newbie

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    That doesn't actually work. It will allow you to delete the cookies, but if you quit Safari and start it up again, you will notice that quite a few cookies are still there. I have 15 that seem to be permanent fixtures with this version of Safari. They are all 3rd party web tracking cookies too. I have blocked 3rd party and advertiser cookies. Doesn't work.

    Also this version of Safari doesn't show you any detailed information about the cookies. Another example of Apple dumbing down their product.

    Supposedly they are blocked from sending out information, but I just don't trust that. I'll be going back to an earlier version of Safari for those websites that demand that you let them store information for Flash before accessing flyers and such, and using Firefox or Chrome for everything else.
     
  5. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I haven't noticed any coming back on mine.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it actually does.
    That's not true for everyone.
    I agree that I prefer having the ability to decide which cookies are deleted and which aren't. That's why I'm happy sticking with Safari 5.0.6.
     
  7. Ryem macrumors newbie

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    Interesting. Glad it works for someone. I even tried deleting the cookies one at a time then quitting and restarting, and still had the same cookies. One thing I never tried was deleting all cookies, as I do like to keep a select number. Maybe that's why it did not work for me.

    I've gone back to 5.0.5. It may be my imagination, but it seems to run faster than 5.1.2 anyway.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     

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