How to clear your internet cookies and other information!

  1. Introduction
  2. Browser settings
  3. Privacy settings
  4. Tl;dr

Introduction

It’s a good idea to often clear your cookies whether it’s for privacy, space or for the fact that sometimes clearing cookies can fix broken websites, so in this post I’m going to show you how to delete cookies as well as some other things such as your internet history, autofill criteria and logins.

In this example I will be using Microsoft Edge but the process is pretty similar for other browsers!

Browser settings

First off you want to open ‘Microsoft Edge‘ and then head to the 3 dots in the top right, near the bottom of the menu is ‘settings‘, click that.

How to get to settings on microsoft edge

Privacy settings

Next you want to click on ‘Privacy, search and services‘ on the left hand side. Scroll down until you reach the sub section ‘Clear browsing data‘ and click on ‘Choose what to clear‘.

Microsoft edge settings

You’ll now be shown with some settings I’ve split into 3 sections.

The 3 sections you will be shown with
Image of the time range you're shown

First is how much of your information you want to clear, e.g. an hours worth of cookies? A week? All of them?

Select whichever you like.

The second section is asking you what you want to delete, you have a number of options here ranging from your browsing history, download history, cookies, passwords etc. you get the gist of it.

Again, you can choose what you want to clear here.

The 3 sections you will be shown with

Lastly is the little message at the bottom, you may not have this in which case you can go ahead and click the blue button saying ‘Clear now’ however because I’m signed into Microsoft Edge I have this option.

Essentially if I go ahead as it is, the cookies (for example) will be deleted both from my machine and my logged in account meaning any other computers I’m logged into will also have them deleted.

To avoid this I simply need to click the blue text underneath it which says ‘Sign out first‘.

Lastly, click ‘Clear now‘ and you’re done, whatever you’ve chosen has now been actioned!

Tl;dr

Go to your browser settings > privacy, search and services > in the clear browsing data section click ‘choose what to clear‘ > adjust to your needs > clear now.

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