When you browse the internet and visit websites, Cache and Cookies automatically get created in the background and gets stored in the hard disk. This happens with all browsers, and in a way, this process is helpful as it makes loading previously visited faster the second time. However, the caches and cookies come with a few limitations, and one of them prevents you from loading new content on the webpage. The best possible solution is to do a bit of manual maintenance of your browser and clear cache and cookies. This article will teach you to clear cache in edge browser.
How To Clear Cache In Edge Browser?
I bet you all have started using the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium Engine and has currently the second most popular used after pushing Mozilla Firefox one step down. The King, of course, is Google Chrome, and with new features being introduced in Edge, it will not be long before Microsoft Edge could give Google Chrome a run for its money. Here are quick and simple steps to clear cache in Edge:
Step 1. Double click on the Edge shortcut to launch the browser.
Step 2. Once the browser is launched, click on the three dots in the top-right corner.
Step 3. From the drop-down menu, locate and select Settings.
Step 4. A new settings tab will open and locate Privacy and Services on the left side menu.
Step 5. Now click once anywhere on the right side of the tab and scroll down until you reach the heading labelled as Clear browsing Data. Under this, click on Choose What to Clear.
Step 6. A drop-down menu will appear where you can select a time frame from the list of the options provided. Generally, you will be able to clear cache from the past hour or 24 hours and one week or four weeks.
Step 7. Once you have selected the time frame, you then need to choose the type of data you want to delete by placing a tick in the checkboxes next to the options.
Step 8. Click the “Clear now” button and everything within the selected timeframe will be deleted.
Note: Place a tick next to the checkbox labelled as Cookies and other site data to clear cookies on Edge.
How To Delete The Cache Automatically?
If you do not mind the limitations of clearing cache of Edge browser then perhaps you should set it to auto-delete cache every time you close the browser instead of manually doing it after every session. The steps to clear cache in Edge automatically are:
Step 1. Launch Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.
Step 2. Click on the hamburger menu on the top left corner.
Step 3. Click on settings from the contextual menu.
Step 4. Now click on “Privacy and services” from the options on the left-hand menu.
Step 5. Locate “Clear browsing data” on the left side menu.
Step 6. Under the heading above, click on the arrow next to “Choose what to clear every time you close the browser”.
Step 7. Choose the data you want to be deleted every time you close the Edge browser and turn the toggle switch on towards right.
Step 8.Close the browser and reload Edge..
Note: For clearing cache in Edge turn the toggle switch on towards the right, next to the option labelled as Cached Images and Files. For clearing cookies on Edge, turn the toggle switch next to Cookies and other site data.
Why Is It Essential To Clear The Cache On Edge?
The cache is a folder under the browser folder in your computer which stores resources from certain web pages and this helps to use these resources like banners, images etc. from your computer’s hard drive instead of downloading them again from the server. This helps to save internet data and time from loading the page. However, there are certain limitations with storing cache on your computer:
- It occupies space on your hard drive.
- It sometimes loads outdated pages as new content does not sync until the user loads the new content on his computer.
- The security configuration in the cache is not updated, and this causes issues while making purchases on the website.
- Cache corruption can also result in your browser misbehaving, and this can be resolved by clearing cache.
Your Thoughts On How To Clear Cache In Edge Browser Along With Cookies?
As mentioned above, there can may issues with cache and cookies on your computer. Before a severe problem occurs, it is better to clear cache in Edge browser and browse with a hassle-free experience. Do share your thoughts on this and if you have any doubts or issues on browsers, drop a line in the comments section below, and I get back to you. Subscribe to our Facebook posts and YouTube Channel for incredible and new articles related to technology.