How to View Cookies in a MacBook
By David Penick
Cookies are data packets sent to your computer by websites. They are used to identify or track you each time you revisit those websites. If you are curious about which cookies exist on the MacBook you use at work, you can view them by accessing the Preferences section of your browser. Slight variations exist when locating cookies in Safari, Firefox or Chrome.
Viewing Cookies in Safari
Open Safari and click on "Preferences" from the Safari menu at the top left of your screen's menu bar.
Click on the "Privacy" submenu.
Click on "Details" under "Cookies and other website data" to open a list of the cookies stored in Safari.
Viewing Cookies in Firefox
Open Firefox and click on "Preferences" under the "Firefox" menu at the top left of the screen's menu bar.
Click on the "Privacy" submenu in Preferences.
Click on the "Show Cookies" button to display the list of cookies stored in Firefox.
Viewing Cookies in Chrome
Open Chrome and click on "Preferences" under the Chrome menu in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
Click on "Under the Hood" in the Settings column.
Click on the "Content Settings" button in the Privacy section.
Click on "All Cookies and Site Data" under Content Settings, and a list of the cookies stored in Chrome pops up.
David Penick is a writer, editor and copy editor with more than 17 years of editorial experience, mainly in New York publishing. Penick began working as a freelance writer in 2004, and is currently based out of Austin, Texas. He is the former deputy copy chief for "Entertainment Weekly" magazine, and has worked at such publications as "Rolling Stone," "Real Simple" and "Details."