Microsoft Edge and privacy: FAQ

Can I clear the browsing history information or other information that Microsoft Edge saves on my device?
Can I clear the browsing data that’s sent to Microsoft when I use Microsoft Edge with Cortana? (Not applicable to Windows 10 Mobile)
I don’t want Microsoft Edge to remember my passwords for the sites I visit. How do I turn that off?
I don’t want Microsoft Edge to remember information I enter on forms. How do I turn that off?
How can I clear and manage cookies in Microsoft Edge?
Do I have to use Cortana with Microsoft Edge? Or can I use it separately? (Not applicable to Windows 10 Mobile)
What does the Let sites save protected media licenses on my device setting mean?
What does the Show search and site suggestions as I type setting mean?
I don’t want my browsing history to be sent to Microsoft. Can I turn that off?
How does SmartScreen Filter work?
What is the Send Do Not Track requests setting?
Can I use InPrivate mode in Microsoft Edge?

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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.

Article ID: 12454 - Last Review: Apr 27, 2016 - Revision: 16

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  • Windows 10 Mobile