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How to clear your cookies on a Microsoft Edge browser to help it run more efficiently

To clear cookies on Microsoft Edge, you ll need to access the browser s Privacy and services menu. When you clear your cookies in Microsoft Edge, you can also choose to clear your browsing history and other data. Websites save cookies in order to track how you re using them, and save your passwords. Visit Business Insider s homepage for more stories. How much space does a computer cookie take up? Just a crumb.  Actually, Microsoft Edge s cookies folder can take up quite a bit of space, as well as information that companies will use to show you targeted advertisements.  Luckily, if you use Microsoft Edge, you can clear your cookies. This will make room on your computer, and will delete at least part of your internet footprint. Here s how to clear your cookies in Microsoft Edge on a Mac or PC. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (From $699.99 at Best Buy) MacBook Pro (From $1,299.99 at Best Buy) How to clear cookies on Microsoft Edge 1. Open Microsoft Edge on your PC or Mac and click the three dots at the top-right of the Edge browser window. 2. Select Settings, and from the left sidebar, select Privacy and services. 3. Scroll down to Clear browsing data. Click the blue box that says Choose what to clear. 4. Make sure the Cookies and other site data box is checked. If you d like, you can also check the boxes for Browsing history, Cached images and files, and more — this means these will also be cleared. 5. Click Clear now. Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech: How to add a Microsoft Edge browser to your Windows PC if it isn t already installed How to reset Microsoft Edge to fix faulty settings and free up space on your PC or Mac How to add icons to your desktop on a Windows 10 PC to easily access the system folders or apps you use regularly How to find your Microsoft Edge browser s version number, or update to the latest version How to update Microsoft Edge on your PC or Mac computer to make sure you have the latest features and security fixes SEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: Inside the US government s top-secret bioweapons lab

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