Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 3:20 PM (in response to ColourPhil)
I had similar problems, and fixed it this morning.
You may wish to try the approach I posted elsewhere, to revert to 5.05 - if you have Time Machine. You can still download 5.0.5 from the Apple site if you don't have it elsewhere.
If you don't have 5.0.5 backup on TM, you can get it here:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 5:13 PM (in response to ColourPhil)
I seem to be having the exact opposite problem. Since going with 10.6.8 and new Safari 5.1, I cannot get cookies to work! I'm constantly getting messages that generally say "cookies are blocked so this part of this site won't work" and it's REALLY screwing with me. I've been forced to use Firefox or chromium to get my work done. this is REALLY irking me, Apple. My perfectly good, working, loved browser for many years is now unuseable.
Yes, I know how to go to the preferences and check to NEVER block cookies, but apparently it still is. yes, I've reinstalled Safari. yes, I've dumped various things from the system to let it rebuild, same thing happens. What the HECK Apple?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 6:49 AM (in response to kozyradiotim)
I can say I was at Safari 505, but waited until now to update to 5.1. Sadly, I see the same cookie behaviour. The 3 settings seem to do nothing and always acts like "always accept." One would think this serious of a bug would have already been addressed. However, I did notice one thing, the cookies that are coming in are from the default Top Sites pages that seem to always load in the background. Besides accepting all cookies as a bug, I can reset Safari (which has Apple.com as a homepage) and I see the cookies slowly come in from other places which, when I open Top Sites, seems to correspond to most of those. It would be nice to have a "dissable top sites loading" or something close to that function.
I really hope Apple updates Safari to address this cookie issue. I have already submitted bug and provided feedback. I wish I knew if Apple really thought this was a bug. I love Safari and only use it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to ColourPhil)
Yep, Safari 5.1 on OS 10.6.8 has no cookie blocking capability whatsoever. That's a serious privacy and security flaw. Apple please address this issue pronto if you want to maintain a reputation for being secure.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to Bruce Parker)
it's a little scary that this issue hasn't been fixed yet, being that Safari 5.1 has been out since July 20th. I had read somewhere that reapplying the 10.6.8 combo updater could potentially revert you back to version 505. I just dont' know if doing that will do that and not affect any updates since then...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 1:14 PM (in response to powerbook1701)
5.1 & 10.6.8 doesn't obey 'block cookies : always' for me - but does ignore most all third party cookies with that setting selected, barring a few exceptions (well, only one I've bothered pinning down - but doubtless there are more)
reverting is easy - use the 10.6.8 combo then required updates, if any
or quicker & easier : http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110722154439693
assuming that the backup files still exist, which they should from a regular safari 5.1 install.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 1:37 PM (in response to andyBall_uk)
how do you know a 3rd party cookie from others?
If I reapply the combo updater, will I then need to apply the last security update? Or will 10.6.8 again realize it needs it?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 1:53 PM (in response to powerbook1701)
1: I see it as if I go to apple.com, I expect cookies from apple, but no-one else, even though apple may send content from other sites - like doubleclick.
2: I'm not sure w/o checking what was in it vs the combo - if software update shows it afterwards, you need it .
**edit** - I see cookies from googleadservices and yieldmanager too - and I surely haven't visited those sites directly.
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Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 2:24 PM (in response to andyBall_uk)
sadly, 5.1 does seem LOTS faster than 505. I did the update because of the security patches 5.1 included. When I open apple.com, I get doubleclick too. I have set to "block 3rd party" too. But, been thinking, when I reset safari, I have all boxes checked. If I understand correctly, top sites loads no matter what. I think maybe that is where all the extra stuff is coming from. I am going to try and change every top site to apple.com, if it lets me, and see if I still get all these cookies.
I am still shocked Apple doesn't see this as a bigger risk....
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 5:35 PM (in response to Bruce Parker)
I have Safari 5.1 running on OS 10.6.8. To delete cookies, I go to Safari's Preferences >Privacy (on the menu bar). A button pops up that says: "Remove All Website Data". First I hit the "Details" button to see what cookies, etc. have been collected. I can choose to delete all or just a few of those cookies and data bits. I usually dump them all, which means I may have to enter some website information again to access a website.
This should work for you. I don't know what happens with the latest Mac operating system since I'm waiting for the bugs to be worked out of it before installing it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 5:59 PM (in response to jeanfromwhitewater)
deleting cookies isn't the problem, it is the fact that the preferences to control cookies isn't working in Safari 5.1 and 10.6.8. As far as I can tell, it was working fine before this new interface...
This forum is full of the same examples.