Closing EDGE to clear cookies


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    windows 10 Home 64bit
       #1

    Closing EDGE to clear cookies


    I'm running W10 and the latest version of Edge. I have gone into 'choose what to clear' in settings and ticked the box for 'cookies and other site data. I have made an exception of a few sites I use. If I close Edge by selecting settings then take the 'close edge' option at the bottom it clears the cookies (apart from the exceptions). However, if I close the browser by clicking the 'X' in the top right of the screen it doesn't clear the cookies and when I reload Edge those cookies are still there. Is that correct? Should I always close using the first method?
    Last edited by macromeister; 04 Jul 2020 at 03:41. Reason: typo
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  2. Posts : 207
    Windows 10
       #2

    You can go Settings - Privacy & Services and chose what to clear every time you close the browser
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    xsteveuk said:
    You can go Settings - Privacy & Services and chose what to clear every time you close the browser
    Yes, I did that, Steve. But if I close the browser by clicking the 'X' button in the top right of the screen it doesn't clear the cookies. I have to select menu (the three dots) then choose 'Close Microsoft Edge'. I suppose I should get into the habit of closing it that way, but I wondered what the difference was. Also wondering what effect the close method has on other applications.
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    Windows 10
       #4

    When I have set it cookies & site date on what to close
    when I close the browser using the RED X at the top of the browser
    it logs you out of most sites until you login again
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    xsteveuk said:
    You can go Settings - Privacy & Services and chose what to clear every time you close the browser
    This is one of several options in Edge that makes me very cynical.

    Under the heading Clear browsing data, there are 2 entries (amongst others)
    - Clear browsing data now which is followed by a large blue "button" marked Choose what to clear. Couldn't be more obvious.

    - the second option is simply a line of words Choose what to clean every time you close the browser, followed by a barely discernible ">" symbol. Why doesn't this option warrant a similar large "button" to the entry above?? Unless you're alert it's quite easy to miss this option ... but is that what MS want, and if so why ???
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    Windows 10
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    Why doesn't this option warrant a similar large "button" to the entry above?? Unless you're alert it's quite easy to miss this option ... but is that what MS want, and if so why ???]
    A good reason to go feedback hub and "shout" we want a bigger Button!
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