Safari Cookies

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  1. sammyvine macrumors regular

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    I was just wondering on Safari do i delete cookies or do i leave them there?

    When i went to preferences, i saw that i have like 700 cookies stored. Would removing them harm my browsing experience or do i leave them there?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The problem you might have is some sites use cookies to remember your login info (if you allow it). So if you just delete all your cookies you may find some sites require you to reenter a user name and password. It can be a real hassle if you have to do this for a lot of sites.
     
  4. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    don't delete 'em, eat 'em! :D

    removing them would remove all the logins and information that you have kept with safari...
     
  5. sammyvine thread starter macrumors regular

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    so i just keep those cookies there for everything?

    apart from cookies is there anything i need to do to clean my mac?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No. You don't need to do anything to maintain your Mac. Just use it.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you want to weed them out, you can just delete the cookies for sites you do not ordinarily visit.

    I use this app called Cookies to manage the little buggers.
     

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