Cookies are very important to web browsing, so understanding how to enable their use and, in general, managing them can be very handy. It’s possible from any web browser, but if you’re already here and reading this guide, it seems that you want to know how to proceed with Safari on iPad.
It is good if this is the case, and therefore you are curious about how to enable cookies in Safari. Separate a few minutes of your time to read the following, and you will see that you can quickly achieve your goal by learning everything in the end.
The latest version of Safari for iOS, iPad, and macOS, in fact, is now able to block all third-party cookies by default.
Blocking third-party cookies will undoubtedly make life “more difficult” for both advertisers and potential bad guys. In fact, sites are prevented from using fingerprints to log in or avoid tracking to monitor our behavior. Furthermore, this blocking should thwart “Cross-site request forgery” attacks, a vulnerability to which dynamic websites are exposed, and prevent the use of third-party domains to identify users.
The Safari update also limits the storage of a website’s scripts to one week and includes logs for sites that try to avoid detection by delaying redirects.
Activate Cookies in Safari on iPad
Since Safari is installed as the standard browser on Apple’s iPhone and iPad, we will show you here how to activate cookies. To do this, follow our step-by-step instructions:
- Open iOS Settings and tap Safari. In that section, go to Privacy and Security and find the option Block all cookies. So, please disable it.
- After doing this, you will be good to go. From now on, every time you connect to a site via Safari, cookies will be automatically stored.
If you doubt someone pooping on your iPad’s Safari app, you better clear things up. While Safari as such does not store sensitive data, you may have ticked a few tabs somewhere where sensitive logins are stored. Also, clearing your cache and cookies from time to time helps speed up Safari’s loading.
Before proceeding, please note that clearing your cache, cookies, or history may result in the loss of any data you wish to store on Safari. For example, if you have saved your login information through Safari, you may be logged out of websites when you clear your cookies. Also, you won’t be able to access data from previous browsing sessions when clearing the history.
- On your iPad, open Settings → Scroll down and tap Safari.
- Now, tap “Clear Historical Data and Websites” and tap again to confirm.
Block Cookies in Safari in iPad
- Go to Settings → Tap Safari.
- Scroll down and tap the switch next to Block all cookies in PRIVACY and SECURITY and tap Block all to confirm.
- That’s all. From now on, all cookies from all websites will be blocked on Safari. However, some websites need cookies to function, so you may want to reconsider your decision to block all cookies.