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Can't seem to get ride of cookies in Safari?

Bill Taylor
Hello All,

Can anyone please tell me how to permanently get ride of cookies in Safari?

I select the ‘remove all’ option in the preferences, and yet, all cookies immediately reappear?

I guess they’re being cached elsewhere in the OS, but where?  

My ISP, Rogers Communications here in Canada, as part of my account provides a Hitron gateway; that’s a modem, router, and effectively an all in-one access point.  So perhaps cookies are being stored somewhere within it, and being passed along to Safari?

I’m running OS 10.12.5 and Safari 10.1.1

Cheers,

Bill Taylor


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Re: Can't seem to get ride of cookies in Safari?

John Turner
Open your Privacy Preferences in Safari. Then click on Manage Website Data. When the window opens it will load up all of the garbage. Then click on Delete all and you’re done. I do it all the time.

JT

On Jun 6, 2017, 7:21 PM -0400, Bill Taylor <[hidden email]>, wrote:
Hello All,

Can anyone please tell me how to permanently get ride of cookies in Safari?

I select the ‘remove all’ option in the preferences, and yet, all cookies immediately reappear?

I guess they’re being cached elsewhere in the OS, but where?

My ISP, Rogers Communications here in Canada, as part of my account provides a Hitron gateway; that’s a modem, router, and effectively an all in-one access point. So perhaps cookies are being stored somewhere within it, and being passed along to Safari?

I’m running OS 10.12.5 and Safari 10.1.1

Cheers,

Bill Taylor


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Re: Can't seem to get ride of cookies in Safari?

Bill Taylor
Hi John,

Thanks for your response to my questions.

This is precisely the problem I‘m having, I do as you’ve indicated, and yet, all the cookies reappear?  

So I’m assuming their stored and should be deleted from elsewhere on my system, but where?

Bill


On Jun 6, 2017, at 7:32 PM, John Turner <[hidden email]> wrote:

Open your Privacy Preferences in Safari. Then click on Manage Website Data. When the window opens it will load up all of the garbage. Then click on Delete all and you’re done. I do it all the time.

JT

On Jun 6, 2017, 7:21 PM -0400, Bill Taylor <[hidden email]>, wrote:
Hello All,

Can anyone please tell me how to permanently get ride of cookies in Safari?

I select the ‘remove all’ option in the preferences, and yet, all cookies immediately reappear?

I guess they’re being cached elsewhere in the OS, but where?

My ISP, Rogers Communications here in Canada, as part of my account provides a Hitron gateway; that’s a modem, router, and effectively an all in-one access point. So perhaps cookies are being stored somewhere within it, and being passed along to Safari?

I’m running OS 10.12.5 and Safari 10.1.1

Cheers,

Bill Taylor


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Re: Can't seem to get ride of cookies in Safari?

John Turner
I have two cookies and Data bases that do the same thing…xFinity and UPS. I have accounts with both of them The only way to stop it is to block all cookies and tracking data. That will work.

JT

On Jun 6, 2017, 7:42 PM -0400, Bill Taylor <[hidden email]>, wrote:
Hi John,

Thanks for your response to my questions.

This is precisely the problem I‘m having, I do as you’ve indicated, and yet, all the cookies reappear?  

So I’m assuming their stored and should be deleted from elsewhere on my system, but where?

Bill


On Jun 6, 2017, at 7:32 PM, John Turner <[hidden email]> wrote:

Open your Privacy Preferences in Safari. Then click on Manage Website Data. When the window opens it will load up all of the garbage. Then click on Delete all and you’re done. I do it all the time.

JT

On Jun 6, 2017, 7:21 PM -0400, Bill Taylor <[hidden email]>, wrote:
Hello All,

Can anyone please tell me how to permanently get ride of cookies in Safari?

I select the ‘remove all’ option in the preferences, and yet, all cookies immediately reappear?

I guess they’re being cached elsewhere in the OS, but where?

My ISP, Rogers Communications here in Canada, as part of my account provides a Hitron gateway; that’s a modem, router, and effectively an all in-one access point. So perhaps cookies are being stored somewhere within it, and being passed along to Safari?

I’m running OS 10.12.5 and Safari 10.1.1

Cheers,

Bill Taylor


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Re: Can't seem to get ride of cookies in Safari?

Randy B. Singer
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On Jun 6, 2017, at 4:41 PM, Bill Taylor wrote:

> So I’m assuming their stored and should be deleted from elsewhere on my system, but where?

You may have Flash cookies re-spawning your deleted cookies.
<https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1446862>

Quit your browser(s).

Go into System Preferences --> Flash Player --> Storage --> click on the "Delete All" button -->  enable: Block All Sites From Storing Information On This Computer

Now click Local Storage Settings by Site… and see if any Flash cookies are actually being stored on your computer. Delete any that you don't want by clicking on them to select them, and then clicking on the minus "-" button box.

If you have to, you can delete Flash cookies manually instead.

Delete everything in these two folders:

- In the Finder
Option-click the Go menu
Your ~/Library will appear in the menu; choose it
Trash all of the files in the folder at:
/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects

- In the Finder
Option-click the Go menu
Your ~/Library will appear in the menu; choose it
Trash all of the files in the folder at:
/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys

If you don't want to receive Flash cookies in the future, do a Get Info on each of these folders and lock them (using the "Locked" checkbox, not the little lock icon in the Get Info window).


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Re: Can't seem to get ride of cookies in Safari?

Franconi Enrico
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On 6 Jun 2017, at 20:19, gastropod <[hidden email]> wrote:

Does anyone know of a good cookie manager for Safari?  One of the
Omniweb features I miss most is the site specific cookie settings.

I’m very happy since many years with https://cookieapp.com
It deals with regular cookies, flash and silverlight cookies, tracking cookies, local website databases, browser caches and history, and it has several scheduling policies to get rid of whatever you want.
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Re: Can't seem to get ride of cookies in Safari?

John Turner
If you want to see something really scary after you DELETE those cookies, download Find Any File and tell it to look for FLASH files and it will show you HUNDREDS of files and cookies left by FLASH. Tell the app to delete all of them and will except those that the Finder tells you that the OS needs. Then tell it to look for COOKIES and it will show hundreds more. Tell it to delete those too and you might be able to restore some sanity to your Safari. The I used  App Cleaner and it got rid of Flash and its attendant files…there are tons of them. I had no idea how much crap that Flash installs and stores. It will never again be on my Mac.

JT

On Jun 6, 2017, 8:45 PM -0400, Franconi Enrico <[hidden email]>, wrote:

On 6 Jun 2017, at 20:19, gastropod <[hidden email]> wrote:

Does anyone know of a good cookie manager for Safari?  One of the
Omniweb features I miss most is the site specific cookie settings.

I’m very happy since many years with https://cookieapp.com
It deals with regular cookies, flash and silverlight cookies, tracking cookies, local website databases, browser caches and history, and it has several scheduling policies to get rid of whatever you want.
—e.


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Re: Can't seem to get ride of cookies in Safari?

Doug Hogg
Yes,  I dumped Flash also. It repeatedly has security holes, slows down my browsing, uses a lot of RAM, is buggy, etc. 

If I really need Flash which is very rare, I use Chrome which has Flash built in.

:-)

Doug Hogg

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 6, 2017, at 6:05 PM, John Turner <[hidden email]> wrote:

If you want to see something really scary after you DELETE those cookies, download Find Any File and tell it to look for FLASH files and it will show you HUNDREDS of files and cookies left by FLASH. Tell the app to delete all of them and will except those that the Finder tells you that the OS needs. Then tell it to look for COOKIES and it will show hundreds more. Tell it to delete those too and you might be able to restore some sanity to your Safari. The I used  App Cleaner and it got rid of Flash and its attendant files…there are tons of them. I had no idea how much crap that Flash installs and stores. It will never again be on my Mac.

JT

On Jun 6, 2017, 8:45 PM -0400, Franconi Enrico <[hidden email]>, wrote:

On 6 Jun 2017, at 20:19, gastropod <[hidden email]> wrote:

Does anyone know of a good cookie manager for Safari?  One of the
Omniweb features I miss most is the site specific cookie settings.

I’m very happy since many years with https://cookieapp.com
It deals with regular cookies, flash and silverlight cookies, tracking cookies, local website databases, browser caches and history, and it has several scheduling policies to get rid of whatever you want.
—e.


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