Allow third party cookies on Safari – iOS

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This is for broadcasters streaming on low latency channels. Please note that your low latency channels won’t work in Safari if third-party cookies are not enabled.

For more information click here.

This article will show you how to enable cookies on:
– Mac OS Sierra
– Mac OS High Sierra
– iPhone iOS 11
– iPhone iOS 10

How to enable Cookie on Mac OS Sierra?

1/ Choose Safari > Preferences, click Privacy, then do the following:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       third party cookies2/ Change which cookies and website data are accepted: Selecta “Cookies and website data” option:                                                                                                                                       third party cookies3/ You can then choose between these three options:

  • Allow from current website only: Safari accepts cookies and website data only from the website you’re currently visiting. Websites often have embedded content from other sources. Safari does not allow these third parties to store or access cookies or other data.


  • Allow from websites I visit: Safari accepts cookies and website data only from websites you visit. Safari uses your existing cookies to determine whether you have visited a website before. Selecting this option helps prevent websites that have embedded content in other websites you browse from storing cookies and data on your Mac.


  • Always allow: Safari lets all websites, third parties, and advertisers store cookies and other data on your Mac.

How to enable cookies in Safari in macOS High Sierra?

1/Open Safari from your Dock or Applications folder.

2/Click Safari in the Menu bar.                                                        third party cookies3/Click Preferences.
4/Click Security.
5/Click Privacy                                                                             third party cookies6/Click to uncheck the Block all cookies box.

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How to enable cookies in Safari for iOS 11?

1/From your home screen, go to Settings > Safari.                                                                                                         third party cookies2/Make sure Block All Cookies AND Prevent Cross-site tracking are turned off

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How to enable Cookie on iOS 10?

1/Go to Settings > Safari                                                                                                                                   third party cookies2/Make sure that always allow or Allow from websites I visit is selected from the “Cookies” drop-down menu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    third party cookies3/Once this is set, you can browse OverDrive websites normally

4/Go back the browser and refresh the page

2 thoughts on “Allow third party cookies on Safari – iOS

  1. Thomas P Hughes says:

    Hello Team,
    As you can see in your example, with the update to iOs 11 the only option now available with cookies is either to block all cookies, or alternatively, to allow all cookies all the time. Is there a way
    in the new OS to retain some choice in the matter? What possible motivation could Apple have in restricting customers’s options for privacy? If I could ask for your expertise in a related matter: I have recently signed up with a VPN service (Express VPN) and believe I understand the premise behind how the service works. However, I am struggling to account for how websites that supposedly can not see my internet address can still send cookies to my iPad. Can you explain?
    Thanks much.

    Tom Hughes

    • Etienne Noualhat says:

      Hello Tom,
      So, not a specialist of the iOs 11, but I would say if there is not any other choice displayed, you might have no other choice than that.
      About the proxy/VPN issue: the VPN is still linking the cookies to your computer as they are relaying the information contained on the website. It “just” changes your IP address.
      Hope that helps!

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