Managing cookies

Managing cookies

If you are concerned about cookies, you can set how you want Safari to handle them.

Important:Changing your cookie preferences or removing cookies may cause similar changes in other applications.

To change cookie preferences:

  1. Choose Action menu > Preferences and click Security. (The Action menu is near the upper-right corner of the Safari window, and looks like a gear.)

  2. In the “Accept cookies” section, specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites. To see an explanation of the options, click the Help button (looks like a question mark).

  3. If you want to see more information about the cookies stored on your computer, click Show Cookies. The following information is displayed for each cookie:

    • Website that stored the cookie

    • Name

    • Path, or location, on your computer

    • Secure status; cookies marked “secure” are sent over an encrypted connection

    • Expiration date (when it will be removed from your computer)

    • Contents (normally a string of code)

If you’ve set Safari to block cookies, you may need to temporarily accept cookies to open a page. Repeat the above steps, selecting Always. When you’re done with the page, turn off cookies again and remove the page’s cookies.