How to Delete Cookies on a Mac

Chrome: Chrome menu>Preferences>Show Advanced Settings>Clear Browsing Data
Safari: Safari menu>Preferences>Privacy>Remove All Website Data
Firefox: Firefox menu>Preferences>Privacy>Remove individual cookies

Do you want to delete cookies on your Mac? Cookies are small files stored on your computer that allow certain scripts to be tailored to the specific user, i.e. you. If you are concerned about your privacy or simply don't want cookies slowly down the breakneck speed of your mechanical baby, read on for ways on how to delete cookies on a Mac.

Steps

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    Open up your browser. Note that while your browser may be different from the browser showcased in this example, the steps are relatively similar.
    • Deleting cookies does not usually depend on whether you're using a Mac or a PC. Deleting cookies usually depends on what internet browser you're using.
    • If you are having difficulty following these steps, check out this article on how to delete cookies with browser-specific information.
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    Try to locate the "Preferences" or "Settings" section in the Menu dropdown or on the browser's toolbar. Whether you're using Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or another browser, try to find the Preferences or Settings page.
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    Click on the "Privacy" tab once in the Preferences or Settings page.
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    Look for a button that says "Show Cookies" or simply "Cookies."
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    Click "Remove All Website Data".

Warnings

  • You cannot undo this.

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