Last updated on September 5th, 2019 at 12:05 am
HTTP Cookies are text files that contain tiny bits of data that are stored on a web browser. These cookies are used by websites to track the activities of a user. In this way, these websites can target ads and other features for that user depending upon the search history of the user or activity of the user.
Cookies have their own pros and cons. In one way they are important of how the websites deliver services and make things easy, and on the other hand, they pose a threat to the privacy and the security of the users. However, there are steps that users can take to manage the cookies to make sure that there privacy and security are not at risk.
How to limit the amount of data used by cookies?
It is very important to make sure that the cookies do not use more than the required information of the user. And this can be done manually only by the user to restrict the information that is passed on.
The first thing a user can do is to check the browsers privacy settings. There are many different options you can choose to restrict the amount of information you want to pass on. But sometimes deleting all the cookies can lead to forgetting of all the passwords. And also leading you to login again to all your accounts and change in your browsing experience. So be careful while changing these settings.
The next thing a user can do is using the “Incognito” or “Private Browsing” mode. These browsing modes enable you to surf the internet as a new user every time you visit a website. In this way, the website will recognize you as a fresh user every time you visit. And all the cookies created while using this mode while be deleted automatically when the
Steps to clear cookies in Safari on a Mac
Click on the “Safari” menu on the upper left corner of the home screen.
A drop down Menu will appear. Then click on “Preferences”.
A new window will appear. Now choose the “Privacy” option from the list.
Click on Manage Website data located under Block all cookies checkbox. A new window will appear.
Now you can manually select each website you want to clear your cookies from or click on remove all to clear all cookies. But note that clicking on remove all will log you out of every single website, such as Gmail, facebook, youtube, etc. So you can choose what you want to keep and what you want to delete. It is a good way to keep your privacy safe by managing the cookies from time to time.
In this way, you can successfully clear cookies in
Have you tried to manage your cookies? If not, then please follow the steps above to keep your information safe. It is very easy and useful for a long time. If you have followed our guide then do let us know in the comment section below. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates.