Cookie 6 not recognizing "Full disk Access"



  • Just started Cookie 6
    I am registered, activated and all

    I gave Cookie ( which is Cookie 6 ) Full disk access in system prefrences

    It still not recognized it has full disk access, and keeps asking to enable it

    I am stuck



  • Exactly same issue here!



  • Exactly the same problem here.



  • Same problem here on Mojave, solved by restarting. Once I did that, Safari was accepted and enabled.



    • Make sure you move Cookie 5 to the trash,
    • then try to remove/re-add Cookie to System Preferences
    • lastly, restart your computer


  • after giving Cookie 6 'full access' had to reboot my computer to get Safari accepted (not just restart Cookie)



  • Similar issues here. Firefox and Chrome got added with no problem, but Safari kept asking me to grant full disk access no matter how many times I did so. I restarted as LEoM suggested. Clicking for Safari access then produced a prolonged spinning beachball, but one that did resolve itself and it seems to be working now.



  • for everyone still with issues,
    here is the nuclear option, which may help:

    A full reset:

    • Move Cookie 5 to the trash
    • Export your favourites using the small heart icon in the bottom right of the “Websites” tab
    • Quit Cookie
    • Remove Cookie, and Cookie 5 from System Preferences (Full Disk Access)
    • Delete this folder: ~/Library/Contaniers/com.sweetpproductions.cookieapp
    • Restart your computer
    • Then open Cookie,and run through the setup again.
    • import your favorites back in using the same heart icon

    Also Note:
    Cookie looks for the existence of the
    ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.binaryCookies

    If you don’t have the file on your system, Cookie thinks it doesn’t have dull disk access. If you have just installed your Operating System, or have never run Safari in regular NON private browsing mode. It won’t exist, and you will need to open Safari in NON private browsing mode and visit a few websites to generate the file.



  • The nuclear option still does not resolve the issue: Safari cannot be enabled.
    Brave and Opera had no problems, Firefox was helped by the nuclear option.
    I mainly use Brave, but airdrop always requires Safari, and some websites require Firefox to be used.



  • @smolk Cookie checks that it has access to the Safari Cookie file:
    ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.binarycookies

    Also some users have found that if when enabling browsers - NOT selecting the Global permissions option, but selecting specific folder helps. If you initially opted to give Cookie Global access, try this:

    • open the Advanced tab in Preferences
    • click the Remove all Sandbox Permissions button.
    • restart Cookie.
    • enable specific folder permissions for each browser


  • That file did not exist, but files with the same name but a temp ending did. Renaming one did not help.
    But then I deleted all (app, container files) and reinstalled everything from scratch and noticed the file ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.binarycookies did not exist.
    Thought once, then opened a website in Safari - and the file came into being. I immediately had Safari enabled.
    The file is indeed the crux and it is created by actually using Safari.


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