How to Enable Cookies in Safari: Mac, iPhone, iPad

If you’re looking to enable cookies on Safari—whether you’re using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad—we’ve prepared easy-to-follow steps for each device. Enabling cookies can enhance your browsing experience, as many websites require cookies to function correctly.

How to Enable Cookies on Safari on Mac

  • Launch Safari by clicking on its icon in your dock or Applications folder.
  • Click on Safari in the menu bar at the top of your screen, then select Preferences from the dropdown menu.
  • In the Preferences window that opens, click on the Privacy tab.
  • Ensure that the box next to Block all cookies is unchecked to enable cookies.
  • Close the Preferences window to save your settings.

How to Enable Cookies on Safari on iPhone or iPad

  • Find and open the Settings app on your device. It’s important to note that cookie settings for Safari are managed in the iPhone or iPad’s settings app, not within the Safari app itself—a common point of confusion.
  • Scroll through the list in Settings and tap on Safari.
  • Look for the Block All Cookies option under the Privacy & Security section and toggle it off to enable cookies.

Enabling Cookies for Specific Sites on Safari

On a Mac:

  • Open Safari and go to Preferences.
  • Click on the Websites tab.
  • Select Cookies and Website Data on the left panel.
  • You’ll see a list of websites that have stored cookies on your device. Here, you can choose to Allow or Block cookies for specific sites by selecting the site and changing its permission.

On an iPhone or iPad:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Note that you need to use the phone’s Settings app, not the settings within the Safari app itself.
  • Tap Safari and then scroll to Advanced and tap on Website Data.
  • Although direct control of cookies per site is not available through the settings, you can view a list of websites that have stored data. To manage settings for a specific site, visit the site in Safari and adjust settings using the aA icon in the address bar.

By following these steps, you can effectively manage cookies across your devices using Safari, ensuring a personalized and seamless web browsing experience, and accessing websites as they were designed to be experienced.

You can continue reading here for a more detailed breakdown of how to clear your cookies in Safari.