Those who weren’t fans of Internet Explorer might be guarded when it comes to using it’s successor, Microsoft Edge. However, Edge is a modern browser with an expanding set of features that shows great potential. If you’re using it, you probably need to clear cache and cookies in Microsoft Edge, at least every once in a while.
If you’re experiencing any weird behaviors or errors while browsing websites, clearing the cache and cookies might just do the trick. Obviously, there are other reasons why you should do this on a regular basis.
Online media and temporary files are stored in a browser’s cache to provide faster web browsing. On the other hand, cookies are designed to track other types of information such as your site preferences and login status among others. Sometimes, cookies can pose a security threat as its possible for third-parties to use them and gain access to your online accounts.
How to clear cache and cookies in Microsoft Edge
With that said, it makes sense to clear cache and cookies in Microsoft Edge even if only for the sake of your privacy and security, not just when you need to fix some browsing errors. Of course, this applies to any other web browser you might be using.
Regarding errors related to the cache, a common one is when a website appears broken in Edge which can happen when the site receives updates. Regardless of your reasons, here’s how you can clear cache and cookies in Microsoft Edge:
Launch Edge and click the three-dots menu button located in the upper-right corner of the window. Scroll down a bit in the menu and click Settings.
In the Settings pane, scroll down to the “Clear browsing data” section and click the “Choose what to clear” button.
Now you can choose what browser data you want to delete. Select only “Cookies and saved website data” and “Cached data and files” if all you want is to clear the cache and cookies. Nevertheless, you can also delete other items such as the browsing history, passwords, download history and so on. That’s entirely up to you.
Once you’re happy with your selection, click the Clear button.
If you’ve experienced any errors on a certain website, you can now try to reload it. In most cases, should become functional again.