The new version of Safari came out and the flood of cookies keeps on happening.
Can log on to a page and just sit there, not clicking on anything, and get from 3-15 cookies appearing which I manually remove. A lot are Adclick, Rubiconproject, Flicker, Facebook, Twitter, and of course those evil Google people (can be 3 or 4 of them). I don't even have social media apps and do not visit them. While I was typing this post I got Edgekey and another Google cookie.
Safari on the iPad does not seem to have the same problems. Why does it appear block cookies as expected and Mac Safari can not seem to do it anymore? I am getting tired of spending time deleting cookies!
are they cookies, or other data. I too thought they were cookies, but then realized it was other, non cookie, stuff.
This update was suppose to address that exact issue:
Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8, OS X Lion v10.7.3, OS X Lion Server v10.7.3, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later
Impact: Cookies may be set by third-party sites, even when Safari is configured to block them
CVE-2012-0640 : nshah
I have reset Safari which wipes out most data.
A maority of the "cookies" are cached, but those happen even when I don't click on adds or other items on a page. They don't go away on their own. There are also ones that are "local storage".
I still get those #**#*@ Google cookies at nearly every site I visit, even coming on to this forum. They are like mold that you can't kill.
To get a proper and full control of the cookies in safari I suggest using this;
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31018/safari+cookies (I use this, its free...)
or get the pro version ' Cookie' in app.store
It made me crazy have to do this manually all the time, safari got so much better after I got this
I had this problem last night. I submitted this bug under the SAFRI> Report bugs to Apple menu>
Please resubmit if I didn't report that the correct way.
Error in Safari Privacy Settings Description. I've been trying to figure out why deleted cookies keep populating all night. I've tried everything from resetting safari completely to deleting certain folders. The prompt asks "Block cookies?" and I had tried setting both from third parties and "always" then removing and they keep repopulating even without browsing. in fact, all i needed was to switch tabs on the privacy window and a lot of cookies would be back by the time I switch back. This morning after seeing this page, I tried the "Never"(block cookies) option and the only thing it repopulates is a cookie"apple.com". The problem is with the "always" setting, websites like facebook and google think I'm blocking cookies when it really is allowing everything. Please review your code and iron out this section. Then hire me.
Always block cookies> deleted cookies comeback after a couple of seconds> facebook and google think you're blocking cookies and won't allow you in.
Never block cookies > only apple.com repopulates > allows facebook, but added a facebook cookie after i visited the site(didn't try google) (minutes later akamai cookie)
Block cookies from third parties and advertisers > deleted cookies come back after a couple of seconds >allows facebook and google, but not sure if it's blocking or allowing third parties
oh and as soon as you click on a radio button other than never, the cookie list gets full again.
After updating to 5.1.4 from 5.1.2 on SL 10.6.8, I see the same behavior. Block 3rd party cookies might block some, but not all. I first thought this was topsites loading a default set in the background, but I tested that by editing and removing all sites. A reset, doesn't always remove "local database storage" either. If you reset a couple of times, you eventually get rid of it.
Just sitting on Apple.com, I can see cookies for:
funny thing is, most of these line up with the default top sites loads.
I do remember the day when using Safari was more secure...
Well, I already had that done. Since I always see extra cookies and stuff from the same websites, that seam to match up to topsites, I am wondering if the safari prefetching thing is picking up some things from Safari prefetching those default topsites:
Ok, my issue is that I keep having cookies come in for sites that seem to be in my Topsites...even when haven't opened topsites. My initial thinking was that maybe this was some kind of default set. Then, I got to thinking: RSS feeds. Now, I don't have any RSS in my bookmarks bar nor do I have the preferences set to update automatically. Still, after checking, I noticed many of the cookies I was getting matched up to RSS feeds in Safari that are from imported bookmarks back in Safari 3 and 4.
So, after removing all RSS feeds, the cookies stopped coming in...