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How to Delete Cookies on Mac

By Wian LJ | Lasted Updated 2018-06-28 06:25:31

Hi! Are you wondering how to delete cookies on Mac? I’ll show you easy steps on how to delete cookies in different browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox.

Sound good? Let's dive right in...

Part 1. What is a Browser Cookie?

Browser cookies may sound a bit weird if you are not familiar with but this tiny feature plays an important role. No, this isn’t that cookie you are thinking about.

If you happen to see the warning displays upon loading a web page that they store cookies and you need to accept the terms in order to browse the site, then pretty much almost all the website you go through have it.

A cookie stores information in order to make browsing faster and better user experience. The data is sent from the website and stored on your browser to save or remember the details the next time you visit the specific web pages.

It customizes your browsing experience based on what and how you use the sites.

Technically, cookies are meant to remember your data, identify your personal details, and provide personalized contents based on how you used the site.

There are various kinds of cookies but these seem to be highly technical.

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What information is stored?

Browser cookies can store a lot of information from users like the following:

Login details (account and passwords)

Session ID

User ID


Preferred languages




Phone number

And more…

This is however if you give them your own personal details upon using the website. Cookies cannot access other files on your computer.

The good thing with browser cookies is, it is backed and supplied by the European Union and with certain guidelines on what and how to use cookies.

On a side note, product and service advertisements target you through Google Ads.

Part 2. How to Delete Browser Cookies on Mac? Manual Method

Every browser has different privacy settings and each has its own way of saving cookies so we will show you how to delete cookies on Mac from each browser.

Prepare yourself to dig into settings of each of the famous web browsers to clear out cookies!

Delete Cookies on Safari

Launch Safari on Mac

Find and click History from the menu bar

Click Clear History

Choose the desired frequency (it can be the most recent or from the beginning of your usage)

Click Clear History

delete safari cookie

Delete Cookies on Chrome

Launch Chrome on your Mac

Click on Menu from the top-right corner of the browser

Look for History and hover the mouse until all the history lists show up

Click History

Click Clear Browsing Data

Mark the desired options: Cookies and other site plugs in data, Browsing history, etc…

Choose the time range (from recent to the beginning of time)

Click Clear Browsing Data

Delete Cookies on Opera

Launch Opera browser

Click the setting from the menu

Find and click delete private data

Set the time range (from most recent to the beginning of time)

Mark the boxes of the desired history setting: Cookies and other site data, browsing history, download history, etc…

Click Clear Browsing Data

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Delete Cookies on Firefox

Launch Firefox browser

Find the menu and click History

Select Clear Recent History

Set the Time Range

Click the Details arrow down option

Mark Browsing and Download History, Cookies, etc…

Click Clear Now

These are the steps on how to delete cookies on Mac from different browsers. For best results, you need to do these methods every once in a while or preferably once a month.

Remember to also clear the browser caches if you are too skeptical on how these algorithms work.

Part 3. How to Delete Cookies on Mac in One Click

If you don’t want to endure the manual methods of clearing the cookies of your Mac well we understand. We don’t want to spend long times erasing such details too.

What we recommend is that you use a special program called iMyMac-Cleaner. This software easily clears out and removes unnecessary files, large and old files, histories, cookies, and junk files.

iMyMac-Cleaner supports different browsers like Chrome, Safari, IE, Opera, and Firefox.

Why Use iMyMac Cleaner?

Admit it, there are files on your system that you are unfamiliar with. The more you try to understand how each of them works, the more confused you are.

To avoid messing up your Mac and files, better use iMyMac Cleaner since this software understand which among these are junk and which are important.

How to use iMyMac Cleaner?

Do not look any further in terms of taking care of your Mac. Boost and sped up its performance again by clearing out those junks with the help of iMyMac Cleaner.

Follow these steps below on how to delete cookies on Mac using iMyMac Cleaner:

Step 1: Download iMyMac-Cleaner and install on your Mac

Step 2: Scan your Mac

Launch the program and choose Browser Cleanup among the options on the left panel

Click on Start Scan

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Step 3: Clean Browse Cookie

Select the desired browser and mark the cookies and other browsing history checkboxes on the right side

Click the Clean buttonclean Mac Browser cookie

If you have multiple browsers, you may repeat the steps on each browser

Deleting completed

That’s it! Isn’t it so easy to use? iMyMac-Cleaner gives you the privilege of erasing browser cookies, histories, and more in just a few clicks.

Apart from browser cookies, iMyMac Cleaner also features other great Mac options like:

Diagnose system status

De-cluttering Mac by removing junk files, large and old files, and more

Other Mac toolkits for finding duplicate files, Uninstaller, file shredder, extension manager, and more

Browser cleanup for optimum performance

Part 4. Conclusion

Finally, we have shown you how to delete cookies on Mac by using two options, manually and by using iMyMac-Cleaner.

It is your choice on what kind of method you prefer to use. If you only have a few browsers on your Mac, well you can opt for manual steps.  

Make it a habit to clear out unnecessary files off the Mac to maintain its good performance and speed. And of course, don’t forget to use iMyMac Cleaner!

Tell your friends about this good news and together download the free version today.

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