Whenever you visit a website, it will automatically save a cookie on your computer. Though cookies are generally useful and provide extra functionality, they can cause problems too. In those cases, you can delete cookies from your Microsoft Edge browser. This article shows how.
In case you don’t know, cookies are small data files that store information related to your browsing activity. Generally, cookies are used to store information such as login details, website preferences, etc. Often, cookies are also used to track your online activity and collect data for advertising and analytics purposes.
For the most part, cookies work as intended and don’t cause problems. However, if you are facing slow loading speeds, browser crashes, and other problems in the Microsoft Edge browser, the culprit might be cookies. In those cases, you should consider deleting cookies in the Edge browser. Clearing cookies can also help protect your privacy since you are deleting all the tracking cookies from your browser.
In this quick and easy how-to article, let me show you how to clear all cookies in the Microsoft Edge browser.
Steps to clear cookies in the Microsoft Edge browser
As with any browser, Microsoft Edge has an option that makes it easy to delete cookies. All you have to do is find the option and click on it.
Follow the below steps to clear cookies in Microsoft Edge:
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
- Click on the three dots icon on the address bar.
- Select the Settings option.
- Choose ‘Privacy, search, and services‘ on the sidebar.
- Click ‘Choose what to clear‘ under the Clear browsing data section.
- Select ‘All time‘ from the top dropdown menu.
- Select the ‘Cookies and other site data‘ checkbox.
- (Optional) Uncheck all other checkboxes.
- Click/tap the ‘Clear now‘ button.
- With that, you’ve cleared all cookies in Microsoft Edge.
Since we want to delete cookies in the Edge browser, open it by clicking the taskbar icon or searching for it in the Start menu. Once the browser opens, click on the menu icon (three dots icon) on the address bar. It will be to the right of the address bar. From the menu, click on the “Settings” option.
Once the Edge settings open, go to the ‘Privacy, search and services’ on the sidebar. As the page name implies, this is where you will find all the options to manage your privacy, Edge search, and other Edge services.
Here, click the ‘Choose what to clear’ button under the ‘Clear browsing data’ section.
Next, select ‘All time’ from the top dropdown menu, select the ‘Cookies and other site data’ checkbox, and click/tap on the ‘Clear now’ button. Optionally, uncheck all the other checkboxes.
When you click the button, all the cookies are deleted from your Edge browser.
That is all. It is that simple to clear cookies in the Microsoft Edge browser.
I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.
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