How to clear cookies to fix site problems on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge lets you manage cookies for sites you visit, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to view and delete them all or individually.

Microsoft Edge clear cookies
Microsoft Edge clear cookies
  • To clear cookies on Edge, open Settings > Cookies and site permissions > Manage and delete cookies and site data > See all cookies and site data and click on “Remove all.”
  • If you have to delete the cookies for a specific website only, from the “All cookies and site data” page, search the website name and click on “Remove all shown.”

On Microsoft Edge, you can quickly clear cookies from all or a specific website to resolve loading and sign-in problems, and in this guide, you will learn how. 

Cookies are tiny text files that contain small pieces of data that are often used to identify you and enhanced your browsing experience when returning to the site. The only problem is that over time cookies can cause issues that might prevent websites from loading correctly. For instance, when you try to load a recently updated website, it may look broken on your device, but this is not a problem with the site. Or the sign-in page won’t let you login in.

If you are having issues loading a website or trying to improve your online privacy, Microsoft Edge includes settings to clear cookies saved on your computer.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to clear cookies on Microsoft Edge whether you use Windows 11 or 10.

Clear cookies on Microsoft Edge

To clear all the cookies from Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (ellipsis) button in the top-right corner and select the Settings option.

  3. Click on Cookies and site permissions.

  4. Click the “Manage and delete cookies and site data” option.

    Microsoft Edge manage and delete cookies and site data

  5. Click the “See all cookies and site data” option.

    See all cookies and site data

  6. Click the Remove all button to delete all the cookies stored on Microsoft Edge.

    Microsoft Edge clear all cookies

After you complete the steps, Microsoft Edge will clear all the cookies from the computer.

Clear specific cookies on Microsoft Edge

To delete cookies from a specific website on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 11.

  2. Click the Settings and more (ellipsis) button in the top-right corner and select the Settings option.

  3. Click on Cookies and site permissions.

  4. Click the “Manage and delete cookies and site data” option.

    Microsoft Edge manage and delete cookies and site data

  5. Click the “See all cookies and site data” option.

    See all cookies and site data

  6. Search for the website name in the search box.

    Microsoft Edge clear cookies specific website

  7. (Optional) Use the Sort by and Filter by options to view the cookies stored on your browser.

  8. Click the “Remove all shown” button to delete the cookies from a specific website.

Once you complete the steps, the browser will delete the cookies for that specific website.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.