Clear browsing data when Microsoft Edge closes

Microsoft Edge doesn't clear the browsing data by default when it closes. Browsing data includes information entered in forms, passwords, and even the websites visited.

If you enable this policy, all browsing data is deleted each time Microsoft Edge closes. Note that if you enable this policy, it takes precedence over how you configured 'DefaultCookiesSetting' (Configure cookies)

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can configure the Clear browsing data option in Settings.

If you enable this policy, don't configure the 'AllowDeletingBrowserHistory' (Enable deleting browser and download history) or the 'ClearCachedImagesAndFilesOnExit' (Clear cached images and files when Microsoft Edge closes) policy, because they all deal with deleting browsing data. If you configure the preceding policies and this policy, all browsing data is deleted when Microsoft Edge closes, regardless of how you configured 'AllowDeletingBrowserHistory' or 'ClearCachedImagesAndFilesOnExit'.

To exclude cookies from being deleted on exit, configure the 'SaveCookiesOnExit' (Save cookies when Microsoft Edge closes) policy.

Supported on: Microsoft Edge version 78, Windows 7 or later

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
Value NameClearBrowsingDataOnExit
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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