Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Enable and Allow Cookies on Mac Unblock cookies on Safari, Chrome, and Firefox for Mac by Brenna Miles Writer Brenna Miles is a technology writer with a B.A. in Business Management and HR Management. She's been writing about technology for 6+ years. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Brenna Miles Updated on June 22, 2020 Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email What to Know: Cookies store your personal preferences in web browsers so that the browser doesn't waste time requesting the information multiple times.Enabling cookies on Mac lets your browser store reusable data, such as email addresses or saved shopping cart items. This article explains how to set up cookies in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. How to Enable Cookies in Safari Safari is Apple's default browser on all Mac computers and iOS devices. To enable cookies on your Mac, start by opening Safari. Click Safari in the menu bar and select Preferences to open the Safari General preferences screen. Click the Privacy tab to open the Safari Privacy settings. Clear the check mark in front of Block all cookies to enable cookies in Safari. Want to remove specific websites from the list of websites storing your information? Select Manage Website Data and remove them. Close Preferences to save your changes. How to Enable Cookies in Chrome Chrome is a web browser created by Google. To enable cookies in Chrome, start by opening the Chrome browser on your Mac. Click the three dots at the far right side of your screen. Click Settings in the drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the browser and click Advanced. Select Privacy and security in the left sidebar. Select Cookies and other site data. Click the Allow all cookies button to turn it on. It button contains a blue bullet when it is turned on. You can also choose to keep your data only until you close your browser. To do this, move the slider next to Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome to the On position. How to Enable Cookies in Firefox Firefox is an open-source web browser offered by Mozilla. Open Firefox on your Mac to start changing your cookie settings. In Firefox, click the three horizontal lines at the top right corner of the screen. Select Preferences in the drop-down menu. Click Privacy & Security in the left sidebar. Firefox blocks cookies by default. To enable them, select the Custom section to expand it. Remove the check from in front of Cookies to unblock cookies in Firefox.