However, These settings may remind you of what country you are from, that you are logged in, and that you already have items in a shopping cart or other work in progress as a returning customer.
It’s nice not to have to add your items back to your shopping cart when you reopen your browser when you visit your favorite online retailer. Remembering your email address every time you log in is also perfect for a website. You need to learn how to enable cookies for your Safari on Mac or iPhone, in order to enable these features.
Why Do You Need to Allow Cookies on Mac?
Retyping your email and password to sign in – time, particularly if you’re in a hurry, maybe annoying. Since reopening the browser, it may also be an unwelcome inconvenience to have to add all your goods to the online shopping cart once again.
There are typically two kinds of cookie files: first-party cookies, which are generated by the websites you access, and third-party cookies, which are generated by websites that show advertising or photos you see. You tend to see more of the former and less of the latter.
How to Enable Cookies in Safari on Mac (macOS Big Sur & Catalina)
If their cookies are not allowed, certain websites won’t run, and even with pages that do operate, you will also want to do stuff like store login details so that you don’t have to log in every time you visit.
As Apple’s default browser on all Macs, Safari lets you change your cookie settings to always accept or always block them (along with other website data). To enable cookies on your macOS Big Sur in Safari, start by opening the browser:
Step 1. Make sure you have a Safari window open and active; you will see the Safari menu in the top left of your screen. and then select Preferences.
Step 2. Click the Privacy item to see privacy-related options.
Step 3. Check Prevent cross-site tracking to disable the use of third-party cookies.
Enabling Prevent cross-site tracking blocks third-party cookies from being set as well as third-party websites from storing data on your computer. Enabling this option is a good step in helping prevent companies from tracking your activity online.
Step 4. Uncheck Block All Cookies to enable cookies and to store any cookies on your Mac.
Enabling Block all cookies will prevent block First-Party cookies, as well as Third-Party cookies. Enabling this may cause websites to not work properly, and Safari will warn you about this if you choose this option.
By unchecking “Block all cookies” you will be allowing any and all cookies to be stored by websites you visit as well as third-party trackers, which are typically advertisers.
How to Enable Cookies in Safari on iPhone or iPad
Step 1. From your home screen, go to Settings.
Step 2. Scroll down and then tap on Safari.
Step 3. Make sure “Block All Cookies” is turned off by swiping the slider to the left.