Safari: Delete Cookies, History, Passwords, etc.

How to clear cache, history, cookies, stored usernames and passwords, etc. in Safari for the Mac or Windows versions.

Option 1

  1. Windows users select the settings gear, then choose “Preferences“. Mac users select “Safari” > “Preferences“.
  2. The Reset Safari screen appears. Check the items you wish to reset. You can select:
    • Clear History
    • Reset Top Sites
    • Remove all webpage preview images
    • Clear the Downloads window
    • Remove all website icons
    • Remove saved names and passwords
    • Removed other AutoFill form text
    • Close all Safari windows
    • Reset all location warning
    • Remove all website data.
  3. Select “Reset” when you are done.

Option 2

  1. Windows users select the settings gear, then choose “Preferences“. Mac users select “Safari” > “Preferences“.
  2. Click on “Privacy” at the top of the window.
  3. Select “Remove All Website Data…” to clear everything or select “Details…” to only clear data from certain websites.

 

Do these steps every so often to ensure the browser is tuned up and free of private data from being stored on the hard drive.

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