3 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2011 12:56 PM by Carolyn Samit
David Das Level 1 (25 points)

Safari is becoming increasingly problematic at logging out of sites that have cookies. To name just two, Twitter and Google Reader. When I click either web site's sign out button, the next page that appears is me still logged in. No matter how many times I click log out, it won't log me out.


Tried the exact same thing in Google Chrome, and no problems -- I'm logged out properly.


Any fixes to Safari becoming so inconsistent at this? I know I can dump all my cookies, but I'd prefer not to do that because of lots of useful cookies that exist. (And I don't want to have to manually delete Twitter or GR cookies every time I need to log out.)

Mac Pro 8-core (2 x 2.8), Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (102,825 points)

    If you are running v10.6.3 as your profile suggests, update your system soft\ware. Click the Apple menu (top left in your screen) then click:  Software Update ...


    If you have any Safari third party add ons installed, that could be what's causing the glitch with cookies.



    And check Safari / Preferences - Extensions. If you have any installed, turn that off, quit then relaunch Safari.


    Try troubleshooting the Safari .plist file.


    Quit Safari. Open a Finder window. Select your Home Folder in the Sidebar on the left. It has a small house icon. Then open the Library folder then the Preferences folder. Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop. Launch Safari. If that didn't make a difference, move the .plist file back to the Preferences folder.


    Try deleting a keychain for one of the sites like Facebook. Quit Safari. Open Keychain Access  /Applications/Utilities. Select Passwords on the left. Delete the Facebook keychain. Relaunch Safari. Login to FB. You should be prompted to save your login data to a new keychain, click Yes when prompted. See if you can logout.

  • David Das Level 1 (25 points)

    Thanks a lot for the tips -- I'll try them. (I was on 10.6.7, just forgot to update my profile every time an update comes out.)

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (102,825 points)

    Hope something helps.