How do I enable third party cookies in Safari?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

Currently, in Safari, under the “Privacy” tab in Preferences, I have “Block all cookies” selected. This means that Safari will not allow any cookies to be stored on my computer. However, if I want to enable third-party cookies, I need to change this setting.

To enable third-party cookies in Safari, I need to go back to the “Privacy” tab in Preferences. Under the “Cookies and website data” section, I will see a dropdown menu with options for how Safari handles cookies. By default, it is usually set to “Allow from websites I visit”.

However, to enable third-party cookies, I need to select “Always Allow”. This means that Safari will allow cookies from not only the websites I visit directly, but also from third-party websites that are embedded within the sites I visit.

Once I have selected “Always Allow”, Safari will now accept third-party cookies. This can be useful for certain websites that rely on these types of cookies for various functionalities, such as personalized advertisements or social media integration.

It’s important to note that enabling third-party cookies may have privacy implications, as these cookies can track your browsing behavior across multiple websites. If privacy is a concern for you, it may be better to keep the default setting of “Allow from websites I visit” or even “Block all cookies” to prevent any tracking.

In my personal experience, I have found that enabling third-party cookies in Safari can be helpful when using certain websites that require them. For example, I have encountered some online shopping websites that use third-party cookies to remember items in my cart or to provide personalized recommendations.

Enabling third-party cookies in Safari is a relatively straightforward process. Just remember to go to Preferences, click on the “Privacy” tab, and select “Always Allow” under the “Cookies and website data” section.