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  1. CookieMonster
    November 10, 2009

    great I can finally send this to my dad who is always trying to hide ‘certain’ web sites from my stepmom

  2. anon
    November 10, 2009

    Would love to learn an easy way to delete “flash cookies” – any advice?

  3. Luke
    November 10, 2009

    for Flash Cookies you could download and use Flush or if you use FireFox only you could download and use BetterPrivacy.

  4. macwind
    November 10, 2009

    Flash cookies for websites are in ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/FlashPlayer.

    Flash cookies for AIR Applications, ~/Library/Preferences/[id] and ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/FlashPlayer/macromedia.com/Support/flashplayer/sys

  5. macwind
    November 10, 2009

    In Mac OS X they are stored in the following location:
    /User’s Home Folder/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects

    The settings for the Flash cookies are stored in:
    /User’s Home Folder/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys

    In OS X Local Shared Objects, or Flash Cookies, are appended with a .sol suffix. Flush deletes the Flash cookies (.sol) and their settings.

  6. macwind
    November 10, 2009

    oops that last post is about flash cookies, that’s from the flush website

  7. Gort’s Rage
    November 12, 2009

    I use Safari Cookies from Sweet Productions. It’s the best cookie manager I have ever used for Safari. Plus, it’s free! Check it out here:


  8. Jim Price
    June 15, 2011

    Hello, this is 2011! There is no “Show Cookies” button in Preferences/Security.

    • jim cheraw
      July 23, 2011

      I have the same problem.

      • Mario
        July 23, 2011

        same here, no button to show cookies!?

  9. Ruby
    November 11, 2011

    Its not security, its privacy tab.

    • Lynda
      January 20, 2012

      thanks ruby, but says i have 1968 stored websites and cookies, would I remove all?

  10. stanley nalls
    March 20, 2012

    when i went under safari and then preference then clicked on the lock symbol the show cookies button did not pop up. what next

  11. Hidden files?
    March 21, 2012

    What about “HIDDEN FILES”? I just found cookies from iqt.org on a PC, and it won’t be deleted. This is the spy group from the CIA… how to remove??????

  12. Tony attard
    June 25, 2012

    Hi. I tried to follow your instructions of how to delete cookies in Safari, but when I clicked the security button, I did not see the “show cookies” listed in the menu. Are they be blocked already. Thanks in advance.


    • asad
      August 4, 2012

      in the newer version, cookies are not under ‘security’ but under ‘privacy’ which is a few tabs over. you will see the cookies option there

  13. 85ZingoGTR
    August 11, 2012

    I think this is wrong. I have OSX snow leopard and I have no “Show Cookies” button under the security tab. I had to go to the privacy tab and delete them there.

    • boogie mna
      November 27, 2012

      Assuming you mean for Firefox.

      The above left out:

      While under the tab ‘privacy’, sub-section ‘History’ you should see “Firefox will:”. In the drop down menu click on ‘Use custom settings for history’, “show cookies” shall appear.

  14. Max Janowsky
    November 3, 2012

    For all you people wondering where the show cookies button is, its in the privacy tab, not the security tab. Hope this helps

  15. chad
    April 1, 2013

    I’ve looked under everything in privacy and security and see nothing that says coockies!

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