If you are reading this then it probably means you are one of those fellows who pay more attention to their privacy on the Internet. Well this a good attitude anyway. Today on BossTechy we are looking at how you can delete Cookies on Safari browser in f w quick steps but before that, what are cookies.
Put simply, a packet of data sent by an Internet server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server. If you are familiar with sites with log in forms such as Facebook
, while you log in you must have noticed a check box which reads something like “keep me logged in” or “remember me.”
Checking the box means that the next time you visit same site using same phone or computer you don’t have to log in again.
What actually happened in the example above is that when you checked the box you gave the web server permission to save your information for future use. When saving cookies information such as Name, email address, password, IP address can be collected and you can be tracked down with this information.
HOW TO DELETE COOKIES ON SAFARI BROWSER
We will do this on Mac PC and then on iOS.
Delete Cookies and Saved Data on the Mac
1. Select Preferences from the Safari menu or hold down the Command key and the comma key at the same time (Command+,).
2. Go to the Privacy tab.
3. Click the Remove All Website Data button to remove all stored website data, or skip to step 5 to remove data on a site-by-site basis.
4. Click Remove Now to confirm. Note, as Safari warns you, this could log you out of sites and perhaps also change how they function. For example, instead of getting tailored ads on the site, you’ll be served generic ones.
5. To remove stored data by site, click the Details button.
6. Select the sites with stored data you want to remove. Hold down the Command key to select multiple sites.
7. Click Remove.
Alternatively, you can click the Remove All button to delete all of the sites’ cookies and stored data. Safari will ask you to confirm your choice:
Delete Cookies and Web History in Safari in iOS Clear your history, cookies, and browsing data from Safari on your iPad or iPhone.
1. Open the Settings app and tap Safari.
2. Tap Clear History and Website Data. If you’re using iOS 7 or earlier, the menu is slightly different: Tap “Clear History” and “Clear Cookies and Data”.
3. Tap Clear to confirm.
4. Tap Advanced back in the Safari Settings window to clear other stored website data.
5. Tap Website Data.
6. Tap Remove All Website Data. Alternatively, you can click the Edit link at the top right and then delete individual sites’ data by tapping the minus sign next to the site
Doing this will not only help protect your privacy. It can also clear out precious space on your device. So you may want to do this regularly.