5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2009 1:16 PM by BBB303
Angie Cottrell Level 1 (35 points)
I clean my cache and my cookies out on a regular basis. They are refusing to disappear. I have reset safari, deleted cookies manually, restarted my computer all to no avail. The moment I reset or delete my cookies and cache the cookie page will be blank. If I open a single web page, when I check back there is a list of approx. 50 cookies, some from sites I haven't visited in a month or so. I can't seem to get rid of them. Help! It's driving me nuts.

Mac Book/Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2GHz/2GB
  • hpr3 Level 5 (5,725 points)
    Try deleting the cookies plist from Home/library/Cookies.
  • Steven Bio Level 1 (5 points)
    I've just noticed the same thing. Why do the cookies come back? I don't want to resort to going to my libraries directory just to delete cookies. And does that truly solve the issue?
  • RCA2 Level 1 (15 points)
    I was having the same problem with cookies returning, no matter what I did. Finally on another thread I read those magic words Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility: Repair Permissions. Why didn't I think of that, except that Apple says it's not typically necessary. Permissions have been repaired and my cookies are back under my control. It was such a simple fix.
  • Dave Dahle Level 1 (60 points)
    There's MacTuneup - it seems to be a good supplementary toolbox to the standard maintenance apps. It cleaned some cache files that Safari's reset or clean cache options ignore in my case.
  • BBB303 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have called Apple Care 5 times about this problem. My cookies re-appear within 1 hour of my deleting them. At first it started when i would delete 20 cookies...and 5 would re-appear. I had NOT re-visited those 5 sites. Now i can delete all the cookies and they will all re-appear. The support tech at Apple Care said that she had never cleaned out her cookies before. She was shocked when they all re-appeared while we were talking. She had me Reset Safari. Didn't work. They had me re-download Safari 4. Didn't help.
    I was able to successfully delete cookies for 12 months before this "glitch" started. This is a recent problem. Apple has been very nice but they don't treat cookies as a very important problem. Most people never clean out their cookies ever. I clean them out every night. I don't want anyone "tracking" me. Even if i didn't care about tracking, i don't want those cookies on my computer.
    I do keep cookies for sites i use often so that i don't have to "sign-in" every time i visit.