Cookies and cached data that accumulate when visiting websites in Microsoft Edge Chromium have a purpose. Cookies help the browser remember your preferences, while cached data significantly speeds things up while revisiting websites. However, keeping the old cache and cookies can cause problems. Clearing cookies and cache in Microsof Chromium Edge would help update the data.
For starters, cookies can pose a risk to privacy and security. In shared device scenarios, another person can access a secure web portal to which you have already logged in, using cookies already available during previous visits.
On the other hand, the browser cache can be the source of various errors and problems when interacting with sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium. In other words, the sites will not function as they should if the cached content becomes obsolete.
To prevent such problems from occurring or to resolve certain problems linked to the site, it is always a good idea to delete your cookies and cache. There are several ways to do this in Microsoft Edge Chromium. Let’s see them one by one.
1. Visit Microsoft Edge settings
Visit the Settings panel in Microsoft Edge Chromium and you can easily delete cookies and cache. It is not the quickest way to erase your data, but it is a method worth remembering in case the faster methods below do not work.
Step 1: Open the Edge menu (click the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen). Then click Settings to access the Edge Settings panel.
2nd step: Click the side tab titled Privacy and Services.
Step 3: Scroll down to the section called Clear browsing data, and then click the Choose what to clear button next to Clear browsing data now.
Step 4: Use the drop-down menu under Time Range, then select the duration from which you want to delete your data – last hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 4 weeks or all data.
Step 5: Check the boxes next to cookies and other site data and cached images and files. You can also choose to erase other forms of data, such as browsing history and download history, that could pose a privacy risk.
Warning: Leave the Passwords and Autofill form data boxes (lower in the list) unchecked before continuing. Otherwise, you will need to add passwords and also re-train data.
Step 6: Click the button labeled Clear Now.
This should prompt Microsoft Edge Chromium to delete cookies and cache for the selected duration.
Taking out the trash
Despite their uses, cookies and cache in Microsoft Edge Chromium are problematic and you need to learn how to delete them. You may find it useful to use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Delete, but don’t forget to use an extension to make the process easier.
So what is your favorite way to delete cookies and cache in Microsoft Edge Chromium? Make a comment below.
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Last updated on February 8, 2020