How To Clear Cache, Cookies and Browsing History on Microsoft Edge

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It is no secret that every browser stores information about browsing history, cookies, and files cache to improve user experience. 

And of course, Microsoft Edge is no exception.

Why Should I Clear My Cache in Microsoft Edge?

When you visit a website, the browser stores things like files, CSS styles, scripts, images, and other multimedia content. Most of the time, you as the user will never ever notice the browser caching.

Browsers are using the cache to speed up the loading process. In other words, the first time you visit a site, the browser will save pieces of the site into the cache. So, next time you visit the website, your browser will use the files stored in its cache. This procedure is much faster than pulling fresh files from a server.

However, the amount of information saved in the cache of your browser will lead to slower web browsing the web. Deleting the cache data could help to troubleshoot, or increase the loading time of web pages.

 

How To Clear Cache, Cookies, and Browsing History on Edge Chromium

If you want to clear out all your data, here is how to delete cookies, browsing history, and cache from Microsoft Edge on your computer.

 

 

STEP 1: Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.

STEP 2: Click on the Settings and more button (three dots icon), and then scroll down and click on the Settings option.

STEP 3: On the Settings page, choose the Privacy, search, and services option in the left panel.

STEP 4: Find the Clearing browsing data section, and click on Choose what to clear button.

 

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It is a clever move to delete cache and cookies regularly. Luckily, most browsers are making it easy. (Credit: Nechstar) / click to zoom.

 

STEP 5: Now, check the boxes next to Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data, and Cached data and files.

STEP 6: Hit on the Clear Now button.

 

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Don’t forget to select All time as your time range. This will clear all cookies, history, and cache. (Credit: Nechstar)

 

It is also a smart move to allow Microsoft Edge to clear all those data every time you close the browser. To do so, simply click on Choose what to clear every time you close the browser and toggle on all data you want to clear. 

 

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Credit: Nechstar

 

Use Keyboard Shortcut to Clear Cache in Edge

You can clear cache in Microsoft Edge even faster with the use of a keyboard shortcut. Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete simultaneously on the keyboard to open the appropriate window. And then choose all data you want to clear. 

 

How Long Does Microsoft Edge Keep Your Browsing History?

As a regular Google Chrome user, you get an option to automatically delete all your watching history on YouTube after a certain time. Or you can do it manually.

However, Edge Chromium doesn’t offer this convenience.

Of course, you can clear browsing history manually, but if you don’t do it, Microsoft Edge may keep the history of the accessed websites up to 999 days.

 

 

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