How do you get rid of cookies on a Mac?

By Rufus17
Jul 21, 2009
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  1. Hey,

    How do you get rid of cookies on a Mac? Also, how do you clear out any unwanted files. I use to know how to do it but I forget...

    Aloha,
    Tara
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Assuming you are using the Safari web browser, do this:

    "you can reset Safari totally (empty cache, forms, passwords, cookies, etc) by using the Reset Safari... option in the Safari menu.

    If you're just after cookies, look at Safari preferences -> Security -> Show Cookies.

    If you're after stored passwords, look in Keychain Access (in /Applications/Utilities). You'll find them under Passwords (as Web form passwords)"...
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,250   +213

    You can also get a program called Oynx that will clear cookies and lots of other stuff.
  4. ChinoNYC

    ChinoNYC Newcomer, in training Posts: 102

    Onyx will definitely do the trick... Download the latest version from here at Titanium Software

    The first four icons are versions in order from Leopard right on down to Jaguar...

    You're welcome... LOL.
  5. Rufus17

    Rufus17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks!!!

    Hey,

    I did that and my computer seems to be running a lot faster. I deleted all the cookies and it seems better. I will keep you updated :)

    Aloha,
    Tabatha
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,025   +221

    For Firefox

    use the Firefox Menu->Preferences->Privacy Tab
    click show cookies
    you can delete specific(s) or Remove ALL
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,250   +213

    For Opera

    Tools -> Delete Private Data...
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,002   +710

    It Gets the Dirt That Others Leave Behind....!

    For the temp files and cookies that can be remain after exiting the browser witness, "CCleaner". http://www.techspot.com/downloads/132-ccleaner.html
    Is FF3.51 supported by Mac? If so, the "privacy mode " dumps everything when closed.

    Whoops sorry, I think CCleaner is Windows only.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,250   +213

    Safari has a Private Browsing mode where for most people/practical purposes nothing is kept (although it can be viewed from the Terminal). But this is getting off topic a bit.
  10. Rufus17

    Rufus17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hey,

    Nah, nothing is really off topic it relates to cleaning up my mac and knowing what I'm delaing with. So thanks very much:)

    Aloha,
    Tara
  11. ChinoNYC

    ChinoNYC Newcomer, in training Posts: 102

    Glad we could all help you out, Tara.
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