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Delete Safari cookies so they stay deleted
Authored by: David Allen on Oct 19, '09 02:18:23PM

There is hint, I believe that it is here at Mac OS X Hints, that shows you how to create session only cookies. So when you finish a session with Safari, no matter a few hours, a day, a week, when you Quit Safari, all the cookies that you picked up during that session are discarded, never to return.

It is done by changing the permissions on ~/Library/Cookies to Read Only.

Now there are cookies that you want to keep because they make life easier, such as for your secure bank website, websites you visit often for which you have an account, etc. So one day after a full day of surfing and purposely visiting every site important to me, I went to Safari/Preferences/Security and edited the cookies, only retaining the ones I wanted. Next I quit Safari and went to ~/Library/Cookies and left-clicked to Get Info. I changed the permissions to Read Only for me and No Access for everyone else.

Dah•veed |David Allen|
Monterrey, NL, Mexico

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