How to Find Safari Cookies in Folders

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How to Find Safari Cookies in Folders
Safari Web cookies can be found in your system folders. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Web cookies are automatically stored on your computer system every time you visit a website. Safari stores this data in your hard drive as part of your Web cache. The purpose of these cookies is to maintain a history of your browsing preferences and provide you with information that might be of interest to you. You can find this information through the Caches folder under your user account.

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  1. 1

    Launch the Finder, located on your Dock.

  2. 2

    Click through the following directories to find cookies: Macintosh HD > Users > [YourUserName] > Caches > Metadata > Safari > History

  3. 3

    Double-click the "History" folder to find the Safari Web cookies.

  4. 4

    Find the Cookies.plist file in the following directory: Macintosh HD > Users > UserName > Cookies > Cookies.plist

    Note: the cookies.plist file contains Safari's cookies preferences settings. This file tells Safari how you have chosen to manage Web cookies.

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