Word of caution: blocking and deleting cookies in your browser may cause some weird website behavior. If you noticed that some components of a website do not work anymore, consider lowering your cookies policies. Also, clearing cookies most of the time logs you out of the vast majority of websites.
Clear Cookies in Microsoft Edge – Classic EdgeHTML
All-new shiny Edge Chromium is a decent browser, but it is still in the early days of life. Many (not so many comparing to Chrome) users prefer classic Edge because of its energy efficiency, smoothness and other wonderful feature. If you like Edge, keep using it. Just be sure you know how to delete cookies in Edge.
Open Microsoft Edge on your computer and hit these three dots in the top-right corner of the Windows. You will get good-old Edge’s menu. Click Settings.
On the right side of the menu, select Privacy and Security. Then, click on Choose what to clear. One thing to note: in here you can delete other important data such as history, downloads, media licenses, etc.
Check Cookies and website data (you can add additional info you want to get rid of) and hit Clear. Done. All cookies are gone.
As a preventive measure, you can use an automatic data deletion feature. It purges all the data you choose every time you hit the close button. Everything is the same as above but, in addition, you need to check Always clear this when I close the browser.
We are not done yet. Classic Microsoft Edge allows you to restrict cookies usage. This works much better if you want to prevent tracking cookies from following you in the jungles of the Internet. Return to Privacy and Security page within Edge’s settings and locate the Cookies section. From the drop-down menu, select one option you prefer.
That’s it. If that is still not enough for you, we can also advise you to use some third-party extensions, created to block tracker. Many ad-blocking extensions nowadays provide additional features to block third-party cookies and trackers. Be sure to find a good use for these wonderful mostly free tools for your own safety.
How to Clear Cookies in Microsoft Edge – Edge Chromium
Now, let’s talk about this new guy called Edge Chromium. Before we dig deep into the topic of how to delete cookies in Microsoft Edge, we need to make one thing clear. Edge Chromium is constantly changing, and things may look different in the future. Still, a principle and idea, described in this article, should remain the same in the future.
Just like with classic Edge, click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of the window. Select Settings.
Now, click Privacy and Services on the right side of the window. If you do not see a menu at the right side of the window, click on a hamburger menu in the top-left corner of simply maximize a window.
Find a section called Clear browsing data. Click Choose what to clear. As you see, the main idea is the same just like in classic Microsoft Edge, but the UI is a bit different and you have a few more options.
Next, select the time range, place a checkmark next to what you want to clear and hit Clear now.
If you want to automate this process and force a system to clear cookies in Microsoft Edge every time you close it, click Choose what to clear every time you close the browser.
The last thing we need to consider in this article is how to block cookies in Microsoft Edge Chromium. In the Privacy and Services section, you have one feature called Tracking Prevention. It makes sure harmful and abusive cookies do not track your activity. Select an option you prefer. If you want to block all tracking cookies, select Strictly but this will limit some website functionality and prevent some website from working at all.
It is important to balance between safety and functionality so try to experiment and see how different features influence your browsing experience.