Open Safari. Click the Safari app icon, which resembles a blue compass, in your Mac's Dock.



Click Safari. It's a menu item in the top-left corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.



Click Preferences…. This option is near the top of the drop-down menu. Doing so opens the Safari Preferences window.



Click the Privacy tab. It's at the top of the Preferences window.



Deselect the “Block All Cookies” option. This option is below the "Cookies and website data" heading. Doing so will enable cookies in your Safari browser.


  • You can also check a less liberal option, such as "Allow from websites I visit", to cut down on the number of third-party cookies on your computer.



On iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)


Open your device’s Settings. Tap the Settings app icon, which resembles a set of gears on a grey background.


  • The process for enabling cookies is the same on all iOS devices, but the screenshots may look slightly different depending on what you’re using.


Scroll down and tap Safari. This option is around a third of the way down the Settings page.

  • If you can’t find it, type “Safari” into the search box at the top of the page.


Tap the green "Block All Cookies" switch 


. It’s underneath the “Privacy and Security” heading. The switch will turn white 

, signifying that your iPhone's Safari browser will now allow cookies.[12]

  • If the "Block All Cookies" switch is white, your iPhone's Safari browser is already enabling cookies.



Troubleshooting Cookie Problems


Switch out of a private window if your cookies aren’t working. If you’ve enabled your cookies on your Mac and it doesn’t seem like they’re working, you might be in a private window (meaning websites can’t access your data). To switch out of a private window, go to Safari > General, then click “A New Window.” This should hopefully allow your cookies to enable. 

  • If you’ve set your Safari to automatically open to a private window, you might not even realize you’re in one.


Use another browser if you’re having repeated issues. If you’ve tried enabling cookies before and it just isn’t working, switch to a different web browser. Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer are all options. 

  • You can try a few different web browsers until one works for you.