Yes. You can clear cookies and saved website data, form data, and passwords used to help make your browsing experience easy. Here's how:
Yes, if you have turned on Cortana and allowed Cortana to assist you in Microsoft Edge, you can clear the browsing data that’s sent to Microsoft. There are two ways to do this.
Go to Cortana > Notebook > Settings, select Manage what Cortana knows about me in the cloud, and then, under Other Cortana Data and Personalized Speech, Inking and Typing, select Clear.
Go to Bing.com, then Settings > Personalization, and then, under Other Cortana Data and Personalized Speech, Inking and Typing, select Clear.
Cookies are small files that are put on your device as you browse the web to save information for a variety of purposes. Cookies can be used to store information about your preferences and settings to make your browsing experience better, such as avoiding signing in each time you visit sites. Cookies can also be used to collect information about your online activity for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
Here’s how to clear and manage cookies in Microsoft Edge:
You can choose whether or not you want to have Cortana assist you in Microsoft Edge, and you can still use Cortana if you decide you don’t want to use it with Microsoft Edge.
The Let sites save protected media licenses on my device setting is turned on by default. Some websites that stream music or videos use Digital Rights Management (DRM) to help protect against copying the streamed content. This may require saving data locally on your device.
Since you can download or otherwise obtain this type of media while using Microsoft Edge, the Let sites save protected media licenses on my device setting allows sites that offer this type of protected media to save DRM data on your device, including a unique identifier (ID) and media licenses (which make sure you have permission to access the media). This information is then retrieved by the websites you visit that host the protected content in order to allow you to use that content.
Turning off this setting prevents new media licenses from being saved on your device. Turning it back on will reset your unique ID and allow you to download and otherwise obtain protected media through Microsoft Edge.
The Show search and site suggestions as I type setting is turned on by default. When this setting is on, as you start typing in the search box or in the address bar of your browser, the information you enter is sent to Bing so you get immediate search or site suggestions.
There are a couple of ways your browsing data may be sent to Microsoft. Here’s what they are and how to change those settings:
As you use Microsoft Edge, SmartScreen Filter automatically blocks websites and content downloads that are known to be malicious. Microsoft Edge will let you know when a webpage has been blocked because it’s known to be malicious. Microsoft Edge will periodically download a list of malicious URLs from Microsoft. When a URL is blocked, you'll be redirected to a Microsoft webpage which will receive standard device information and the URL of the page hosting malicious content.
When the Send Do Not Track requests setting is turned on it will send a request to the websites you visit to not track your activities, including to the third parties whose content may be hosted on the sites you visit.
Websites may continue to track your activities even when you have the Send Do Not Track requests setting turned on. Websites may also ask your permission for an exception from Do Not Track requests. You can clear the websites you have exempted at any time.
Yes, you can use the InPrivate browsing mode in Microsoft Edge. When you use Microsoft Edge in InPrivate mode, your browsing information, such as cookies, history, or temporary files, aren’t saved on your device after your browsing session has ended. Microsoft Edge clears all temporary data from your device.
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Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn't available or is turned off, you can still use search.