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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 – here's how.

Clear browsing data on Microsoft Edge

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 example, when you try to load a recently updated website, it may look broken on your device, but it’s not a problem with the site. It is 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 will learn the steps to clear the cache and cookies on the Microsoft Edge browser based on Google’s Chromium project on Windows 10.

How to clear browsing data on Microsoft Edge

To delete cache, cookies, passwords, history, and other data from Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

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

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Privacy and services.

  5. Under the “Clear browsing data” section, click the Choose what to clear button.

    Microsoft Edge privacy and services settings
    Microsoft Edge privacy and services settings
  6. Use the “Time range” drop-down menu to select the “All time” option (recommended).

  7. Check the items you want to clear, including Cookies and other site data, Cached images and files, Site permissions, and Hosted app data

    Microsoft Edge clear cache and cookies
    Microsoft Edge clear cache and cookies
  8. Click the Clear now button.

Once you complete the steps, websites will load correctly, but you will notice that they will take longer than usual. This is because Microsoft Edge 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.