Clear Cache, Cookies and History in Edge

The controls to clear your Cookies, Browsing history, cache and other data in Edge are all stored on the same menu. To get to these controls and choose what you want to clear, follow these instructions.

  1. Click the "Settings and more" button

    In the top right hand corner of your Edge browser's window, you will see a small button with 3 dots in it. This is the "Settings and more" button

    The location of the Settings and more menu button

    Click it. It will reveal a menu with more options. One of them will be named "Settings".

  2. Select the "Settings" menu item

    At the bottom of the large menu which just appeared, the bottom item will be called Settings. Click on it.

    The Settings item in the menu

    The Settings menu will now appear.

  3. Go to the "Clear browsing data" section

    In the large menu which just appeared, there will be a section called Clear browsing data.

    The Clear browsing data section

    In it, there is a button labeled Choose what to clear. Click on it.

  4. Choose what to clear from Edge

    You will be presented with a large list of checkboxes for various things which can be deleted from Edge.

    The Clear browsing data section

    Choose what you would like to delete from Edge by keeping the blue and white checkbox ticked. Untick anything which you don't want to delete.

    It's most common to just want to delete Browsing history, Cookies, Cached data and Tabs I've set aside.... You may want to keep (by ensuring they are unticked) things like Form data, Passwords and Media licenses...

  5. Click the "Clear" button

    Once you have made your choices about what you want to clear from Edge, click the Clear button.

    The Clear browsing data section

    This will make Edge clear the selected types of data from your computer.

    Once it's finished, it will say All clear! underneath the Clear button. Now you can then simply close the Settings menu and continue browsing.

Looking for guides to clear your browser history in other web browsers?

Here are some guides for other web browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

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