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How to clear cache and cookies on Microsoft Edge

Websites aren't loading correctly or you can't sign-in to online services? Try clearing the cache data and cookies on Microsoft Edge based on Chromium.

Clear browsing data on Microsoft Edge Chromium

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 downloads and caches web files and images, and saves cookies (small files containing data for a specific site) from every website you visit, which helps to load web pages faster improving the browsing experience when you return to the same sites.

The only problem is that caching data and cookies over time can cause issues that may prevent websites from loading correctly on Microsoft Edge. For instance, when you try to load a website that has recently been updated, it may look broken on your device, but it’s not a problem with the site, it’s the browser trying to load the site using cached data. However, you can quickly clear the cache and cookies to fix this and other problems.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to clear the cache and cookies on the Microsoft Edge browser based on the Google’s Chromium project on Windows 10.

How to clear browsing data on Edge Chromium

To delete cache, cookies, passwords, history, and other data from the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

    Microsoft Edge Chromium settings and more menu
    Microsoft Edge Chromium settings and more menu
  4. Click on Privacy and services.

  5. Under “Clear browsing data”, click the Clear cookies, history, passwords, and more button.

    Microsoft Edge Chromium Privacy and services page
    Microsoft Edge Chromium Privacy and services page
  6. Select the group of browsing data that you want to delete:

    • Basic — allows you you delete browsing history, cookies, sites data, and cached images and files.
    • Advanced — allows you to delete all the basic data, plus passwords, autofill data, site permissions, and hosted app data.
  7. Click the Advanced tab.

  8. Select the data that you want to delete.

    Microsoft Edge Chromium clear browsing data settings
    Microsoft Edge Chromium clear browsing data settings
  9. Use the drop-down menu to select the time range of the data that you want to delete.

    Microsoft Edge Chromium clear data time range
    Microsoft Edge Chromium clear data time range
  10. Click the Clear button to complete the task.

Once you complete the steps, websites will load correctly, but you’ll notice that they will take longer than usual. This is because Microsoft Edge based on Chromium has to re-cache the data again. As a result of clearing up cookies, you may also need to sign-in again to some of your online services.