This wikiHow teaches you how to enable cookies in the Safari browser on your Mac or iPhone. Cookies are small files that Safari saves on your computer or smartphone, which makes browsing a lot more personal and convenient in the future.
Method 1 of 2: On your PC
Step #1. Open Safari
Click the Safari app in your Mac's Dock. This app looks like a blue compass,
Step #2. Click on Safari
This is the menu item in the top left corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
Step 3. Click on Preferences…
You will find this option at the top of the drop-down menu. The Preferences window opens.
Step 4. Click on the Privacy tab
You can find this at the top of the Preferences window.
Step 5. Check the 'Always allow' box
This option is under 'Cookies and website data'. Now cookies are activated in your Safari browser.
You can also enable a less free option, such as 'From websites I visit', to limit the number of third-party cookies on your computer
Method 2 of 2: On an iPhone
Step 1. Open Settings
on your iPhone.
Tap the Settings icon, which looks like a set of gears on a gray background.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Safari
You'll find this option about one-third of the way down the Settings page.
Step 3. Scroll down to the 'PRIVACY & SECURITY' heading
You'll find this about halfway down the page.
Step 4. Tap the green "Block all cookies" switch
The switch will turn white
, indicating that your iPhone's browser (Safari) will now allow cookies.
If the 'Block all cookies' switch is white, then Safari cookies are already enabled in your iPhone
- Enabling cookies often allows you to view and use a wider range of websites (which require cookies to function and be displayed).
- Despite their bad reputation, cookies are not always inherently malicious.
- If you need help enabling cookies on an iPad, read articles on wikiHow on the subject.