Looking to tidy up the built-in browser on your Mac or fix some issues you’re seeing with websites? Read on for how to clear the cache, history, and cookies in Safari.

It’s a straightforward process to clear history/cookies and the cache in Safari on a Mac. While the button in the menu bar is labeled “Clear History” it also clears cookies and your cache.

Whether you’re just wanting to do some regular maintenance or having some issues with browsing in Safari that you want to clear up, follow along below…

For how to clear your cache, history, and website data on iPhone and iPad, check out our tutorial here.

Mac: How to clear the cache, history, and cookies in Safari

  1. Open Safari
  2. In the menu bar (top left of your screen) click History
  3. At the bottom of the menu, choose Clear History…
  4. Use the drop-down menu to pick what timeframe you want to clear history and cookies from Safari
  5. One last time, click Clear History
  6. Along with clearing your Safari history, this also clears your cookies and cache

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