How To Change Cookie Settings On Mac

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Are you having trouble with cookie settings on your Mac? Don’t worry, you are not alone. A lot of people struggle with cookie settings on their Macs and it can be a confusing process. In this blog post, we will go over how to change cookie settings on your Mac so that you can browse the web securely and enjoy a better online experience.

First off, let’s start by discussing what cookies are. Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on your computer in order to identify it and track certain activities. They can be used for good or bad purposes, such as keeping you logged into a website or tracking your browsing history for targeted ads.

Now that we know what cookies are, let’s take a look at how to change cookie settings on your Mac. First off, the process is slightly different depending on which browser you are using. We will cover Safari, Chrome and Firefox in this blog post but there may be other browsers available as well.

For Safari:
Go to the Safari drop-down menu. Select Preferences and click Privacy in the top panel. Under ‘Block cookies’ select the option ‘Never’. This will allow all cookies from all websites without restriction. If you would like more control over which websites can set cookies, select ‘From visited’ instead – this will only allow cookies from websites you have visited recently to be set on your computer.

For Chrome:
Open your Settings and scroll down until you find Safari under Privacy & Security. Select “Block Cookies” and then choose either “Always Allow” or “Allow from Websites I Visit” – this will give you more control over which websites can set cookies on your computer.

For Firefox:
Open the Firefox menu in the top right corner of the browser window and select Preferences > Privacy & Security > Cookies & Site Data > Manage Permissions > Sites – here you can add specific sites were cookies are allowed or blocked as well as how long they should remain active before expiring (you can set them to expire immediately).

We hope this blog post was helpful in helping you understand how to change cookie settings on your Mac so that you can browse the web safely! If there is anything else we didn’t cover here, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information!

Enabling Third Party Cookies on a Mac

On a Mac, you can change your settings to allow third-party cookies by following these steps:
1. Open your Settings.
2. Scroll down and select Safari.
3. Under Privacy & Security, select “Block Cookies”.
4. Select “Always Allow” or “Allow from Websites I Visit” to allow third-party cookies from websites you visit.
5. If you want to enable cross-site tracking, click the checkbox next to “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking”.
6. Finally, click the lock icon in the bottom left corner of the window to save your changes.

how to change cookie settings on mac

Changing Cookie Settings in Chrome on Mac

To change cookie settings in Chrome Mac, open Chrome and click on the three dots at the top right of the browser window. Select ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu. Under ‘Privacy and Security’, select ‘Site Settings’. Click on ‘Cookies and Site Data’. You can then toggle the switch next to ‘Blocked’ to either turn on or off cookies. If you turn off cookies, it will block all website data stored by websites in Chrome.

Changing Cookie Settings on Safari

Changing your cookie settings on Safari is easy! First, go to your device’s Settings and scroll down to select Safari. Then, scroll down to Privacy & Security. Here you can select “Block All Cookies” if you want to prevent websites from storing cookies on your device. If you would like to allow cookies, make sure the option isn’t ticked (green/white). Finally, clear the browser cache and reopen the browser for changes to take effect.

Changing Cookie Settings

To change your cookie settings, open Chrome on your computer and click the More icon at the top right. Under “Privacy and security,” select Cookies and other site data. You can then choose from four options: Allow all cookies, Block all cookies (not recommended), Block third-party cookies in Incognito, or Block third-party cookies. Each option will have different effects on how websites store data on your device, so be sure to consider what type of protection you need before making a selection.

Unblocking Third-Party Cookies on a Mac

To unblock third-party cookies on a Mac, open the Safari browser and click the Safari menu at the top of your screen. Then select Preferences, followed by Privacy. Under Cookies and Website Data, uncheck the box next to Block all cookies. This will allow third-party cookies in Safari. You can also choose to block only third-party cookies while allowing first-party cookies by selecting the checkbox next to Manage Website Data instead. If you choose this option, you’ll need to manually add sites that you want to allow third-party cookies from by clicking Details and then Allow next to each site.

how to change cookie settings on mac

Accessing Advanced Chrome Settings on Mac

To access advanced Chrome settings on a Mac computer, open the Chrome application and click the thee dots in the upper-right corner of the screen. From the menu that appears, select Settings. On the left side of the Settings page, you will see a list of options. Scroll down to find Advanced, then click it to expand its section. You will now see all of your advanced Chrome settings that can be adjusted.

Understanding Why Macs Block Cookies

Your Mac is blocking cookies becase of the default privacy settings in Safari. Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on your computer, and they can contain information like preferences, login details and tracking data. By blocking all cookies, Safari helps protect your privacy as you browse the web, but it can also interfere with some websites’ ability to function properly. To ensure that sites are working correctly, you may need to enable cookies on your Mac.

Accessing Safari Preferences on Mac

Safari Preferences is located in the Safari menu on Mac. To access it, open Safari and then choose Safari > Preferences from the menu at the top of the screen. You can also access Safari Preferences usig the keyboard shortcut Command + , (comma).

Should I Delete Cookies on My Mac?

Yes, you should delete cookies on your Mac from time to time. Cookies are pieces of data stored in your web browser that allow websites to remember information about you, such as what pages you’ve visited and other preferences. Over time, these cookies can accumulate and become a security risk. They can also slow down your browsing experience by taking up unnecessary space. Deleting cookies periodically helps ensure your online privacy and data security, as well as keep your web browser running faster and more efficiently.


In conclusion, Mac users have a variety of options when it comes to cookie settings. Depending on the web browser, users can choose to either allow all cookies or block them entirely. For Safari, users can go to the Preferences tab and select Never Block Cookies under Privacy. For Chrome, users can go to Settings and select Site Settings under Privacy and Security to allow or block cookies. Additionally, iPhone and iPad users can go to Settings > Safari > Privacy & Security in order to adjust thir cookie settings. Overall, Mac users have many options when it comes to controlling their cookie settings.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.