How to Enable Cookies on an Apple iMac

By K.C. Winslow

In the world of computing, cookies are lines of information your computer receives from a Web server when you access a particular site. When you visit a website, it reads the cookies that have been sent to your computer on previous visits to learn about your user behavior. Some websites will not run properly if cookies are not enabled in your web browser. Some users want to avoid them because of privacy concerns. You can enable cookies on an Apple iMac in the Safari browser.

Open "Safari," and click the "Safari" menu at the top of the screen. Scroll down to "Preferences."

Click the "Security" tab at the top of the Preferences window.

Click the "Always" or "Only from sites I visit" radio buttons next to "Accept cookies" to enable cookies on your iMac. The "Always" option means that all cookies will be accepted, regardless of the source. The "Only from sites I visit" option means Safari will block cookies that originate with third-party sources and advertisers.