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How to view and delete site cookies 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 view and delete cookies

On the internet, 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.

Like any other browser, Microsoft Edge saves cookies provided by the site to make the enhanced user experience possible. The only problem is that over time caching cookies can cause issues that might prevent websites from loading correctly. For example, 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 into your account.

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

In this guide, you will learn the steps to use the Microsoft Edge settings to view and delete cookies on Windows 10.

How to view site cookies on Microsoft Edge

To view sites cookies stored on your device, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

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

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Cookies and site permissions.

  5. Click the Manage and delete cookies and site data option.

    Manage and delete cookies and site data
    Manage and delete cookies and site data
  6. Click the See all cookies and site data option.

    See all cookies and site data
    See all cookies and site data
  7. (Optional) Use the search box to search for a specific site cookie.

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

    Microsoft Edge view all cookies
    Microsoft Edge view all cookies

Once you complete the steps, you will understand the cookies that websites downloaded on your computer.

If you want to see the data stored in the cookie, select the item, click the View local data button (right-arrow) next to the delete button.

How to delete site cookies on Microsoft Edge

To delete all or specific site cookies on Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

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

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Cookies and site permissions.

  5. Click the Manage and delete cookies and site data option.

    Manage and delete cookies and site data
    Manage and delete cookies and site data
  6. Click the See all cookies and site data option.

    See all cookies and site data
    See all cookies and site data
  7. (Optional) Use the search box to search for a specific site cookie.

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

  9. Click the expand button next to the cookie.

  10. Click the Trash button to delete the cookie.

    Microsoft Edge delete specific cookie
    Microsoft Edge delete a specific cookie
  11. (Optional) Click the Remove all button to delete all the cookies stored by the browser.

    Microsoft Edge delete all cookies
    Microsoft Edge delete all cookies
  12. (Optional) Click the Remove third-party cookies button to delete only cookies that are not part of a website.

After you complete the steps, the cookies you selected will be removed from your computer.