Deleting cookies on the Mac depends on the specific web browser in use, thus if you want to delete all cookies, you’ll want to accomplish this for every browser app. Considering the web browsers most commonly used in Mac OS X are Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, we will show how to delete cookies in each of these browsers.
Delete Cookies in Safari on Mac
- Go to the “Safari” menu choose click “Preferences”
- Now choose the “Privacy” tab
- Click on the “Remove All Website Data” button, it will be next to “Cookies and other website data”
- Confirm the removal to delete all the cookies from the Safari browser
Your cookies have been deleted in Safari, this means site logins and so forth are often forgotten too, until they have been set again, or unless they were stored in Keychain. Note that new versions of Safari for OS X are handled slightly different as described here.
Delete Cookies in Firefox on Mac
* Click on the ‘Firefox’ menu
* Navigate down to ‘Preferences’ and click
* Click on ‘Privacy’
* Click ‘Show Cookies’ or ‘Remove Individual Cookies’ button, depending on Firefox version
* Click ‘Remove All Cookies’
Now your cookies are deleted in Firefox!
Delete Cookies in Chrome on a Mac
- Go to the “Chrome” menu and choose “Preferences”
- Under the “Settings” section, click on ‘Advanced’
- Choose “Clear browsing data”
You can also get more specific cookie details in Chrome and eliminate them on a one-off basis through this advanced section.