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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 .

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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."

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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."

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