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Clear Cookies and Cache on Edge


The controls to clear browsing history, cache, cookies, and other data in Edge are all stored in the same screen. To get to these controls and select what data will be cleared, follow these instructions.

How To

Note: These screenshots are taken in Chrome on Windows but the process is identical on Mac and Linux computers.

  1. Click the "Settings and more" button

    In the top right hand corner of the Edge browser's window, click the small button with 3 dots in it (this is the "Settings and more" button).

    Screenshot showing the location of the Settings and more menu button

    This will reveal a menu with more options. One of them will be named "Settings".

  2. Select the "Settings" menu item

    At the bottom of the large menu which just appeared, the bottom item will be called Settings. Click it.

    Screenshot showing the Settings item in the menu

    The Settings menu will now appear.

  3. Go to the "Clear browsing data" section

    In the large menu which just appeared, there will be a section called Clear browsing data.

    Screenshot showing the Clear browsing data section

    In it, there is a button labeled Choose what to clear. Click it.

  4. Choose what to clear from Edge

    A large list of checkboxes for various things which can be deleted from Edge will be visible.

    Screenshot showing the Clear browsing data section

    Choose what data will be deleted from Edge by keeping the blue and white checkbox ticked. 

    Select Browsing historyCookiesCached data and Tabs I've set aside.... You may want to keep (by ensuring they are unticked) things like Form dataPasswords and Media licenses.

  5. Click the "Clear" button

    Once the checkboxes have been ticked, click the Clear button.

    Screenshot showing the Clear browsing data section

    Edge will now clear the selected types of data from the computer.

    Once this is completed, a message will appear below the Clear button saying All clear! Close the Settings menu and continue browsing.