How to Enable Cookies on Safari Mac

If you don’t want to log in every time you visit a specific site through Safari, you’re going to want to enable Cookies. Guess what? It’s super easy to enable them, and all you need is to follow a few simple steps.

Hello, my name is Andreas, also known as the Go-to Mac Guy. Although it may be counterintuitive, I do enable cookies when browsing simply because they give me a better browsing experience. 

I get locally relevant content and most importantly, I don’t need to reenter my password in order to log into my favorite tool.

In this article, I’ll show you how to enable cookies on Safari Mac through a step-by-step guide.

So let’s start!

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Enable Cookies on Safari on Mac

Allowing first-party cookies on Safari on Mac is super easy. 

Step 1: Open your “Safari” browser.

Step 2: Click on the “Safari” menu button.

Step 3: Select “Preferences”.

Step 4: A pop-up window will appear. Go over to the “Privacy” tab.

Step 5: Untick “Block all cookies”. All you have to do now is to clear Safari’s cache and restart the browser.

That’s it! This will allow first-party cookies to have access to your information. 


Why Should You Enable Cookies on Safari Mac?

Safari is alerted whenever a cookie is needed from origin websites and classifies them into two kinds (first-party and third-party cookies), allowing users to either block or accept them through the browser. 

If you want an overall better experience on your Mac, Safari allows you to block third-party cookies and approve first-party ones because Apple believes that first-party cookies generally benefit the user.

What are First-Party Cookies?

Assume that you often log into a specific website. Cookies from this source will help you sign in to your account without having to re-enter your login credentials too many times.

In addition, some cookies keep track of your archived items (like inventory or those you viewed previously), and storing them on your Mac will help you more efficiently use a website.

What Are Third-party Cookies?

Third-party cookies and cookies associated with third-party advertising help websites and advertising agencies track your online session, even if you haven’t reached their site. 

Third-party cookies have been blocked entirely by default in the Safari web browser since March 2020 to prevent companies from tracking your activities across multiple sites.


By default, Safari for Mac does not allow cookies to be stored on your computer, but you can easily change this setting by following the procedure listed in this article.

Let me know if you have any other questions about enabling cookies in the comments section below.

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