How to Remove Cookies From Apple

by Krystle Vermes

Cookies are an essential component to web browsing on any computer. They save valuable information that can spare you the hassle of logging back in to your most used sites. Not all cookies that are automatically downloaded onto your computer are necessary, however. In fact, they can often consume unnecessary memory, which is why it is important to clear your cookies at least twice a month. On an Apple computer, this is a quick and easy process, regardless of what browser you use.

Removing Cookies From Mozilla

Open a new Mozilla Firefox window on your computer.

Click on Firefox to open a drop down menu. Select "Preferences."

Click on the Privacy tab. Here, you will see options for your cookies.

Click on the "Show Cookies..." button on the right side. You can either select a specific cookie you would like to remove, or click on the "Remove All Cookies" button to clear them from your computer.

Removing Cookies From Internet Explorer

Open a new IE window on your computer.

Click on Internet Explorer to reveal a drop down menu. Select "Preferences."

Click on "Receiving Files" to view how you receive cookies.

Click on "Cookies." Here, you can select cookies you wish to remove from your computer.

Removing Cookies From Safari

Open a new Safari window on your computer.

Click on Safari to bring up a drop down menu. Select "Preferences."

Click on "Security" to view how your computer receives cookies.

Click on the "Show Cookies" button to see all of the downloaded files.

Click the "Remove All" button to destroy all cookies, or manually select a cookie you wish to remove and press the "Remove" button.

Tip

  • check Changing how many cookies your computer receives and stores at a time can reduce the amount of wasted memory.

Warning

  • close Your log-in information, including your passwords, will be wiped out upon deleting all cookies from your computer.

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