How To Clear Cookies On Mac: The Guide For Chrome & Safari!

David Lynch

JULY 13, 2017

You want to clear cookies from your web browser, but you're not sure how. "Cookies" are text files saved into your internet browser which hold information collected during a specific website visit. In this article, I'll show you how to clear cookies on Mac computers and laptops for both Google Chrome and Safari.

Can Cookies Cause Damage To My Mac?

Almost 100% of the time, cookies stored in the browser you use on your Mac are not harmless. Login information, language settings, and affiliate link codes are all examples of safe cookies which will have no negative impact on your Mac. However, in rare cases, your browser may save a cookie which can track your online activity and threaten your privacy. Fortunately, these types of cookies are few and far between and easily blocked by an antivirus program. Our guide will show you how to clear cookies on your Mac computer or laptop whether you're using Chrome or Safari as your internet browser.

How To Clear Cookies On Mac

2 Steps Total

Clear Cookies From Chrome

How Do I Clear Cookies From Chrome?

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the upper right hand corner, click Chrome in the menu bar.
  3. Click Preferences in the drop down menu.
  4. In the Settings tab that opens, scroll down to the bottom and click Show advanced settings...
  5. Under Privacy, click Clear Content Data.
  6. Check the boxes next to the data you want to clear.
  7. Click Clear Browsing Data.
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Clear Cookies From Safari

How Do I Clear Cookies From Safari?

  1. With Safari open, click Safari In the upper left hand corner of your screen.
  2. Click Preferences in the drop down menu.
  3. Click on Privacy in the menu bar.
  4. Click Manage Website Data...
  5. To delete cookies, you can either select individual cookies and click Remove, or you can remove all cookies by clicking Remove All.
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Cookies Have Been Cleared From Your Mac!

We've successfully cleared cookies in your Chrome or Safari browser. Now you know exactly how to clear cookies on your Mac. Thanks for reading our article, and we hope you'll share it on social media or leave us a comment down below if you have any other questions!


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