Delete Temporary Internet Files and Cookies - Internet Explorer

Note Some cookies contain customized preference and log on info for previously visited websites. Once deleted, the website may prompt for this info again.

  1. From the browser app, click Tools Tools (located in the upper-right).
    Note If using Windows 8, navigate Apps > Desktop > Internet Explorer (from the Start screen) to follow these steps in Desktop mode.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. From the Browsing history section, click Delete.
  4. Select (check) any of the following:
    Note Options/Wordings may vary depending on the version of Internet Explorer.
    Preserve Favorites website data
    Keeps cookies and temporary Internet files that enable your favorite websites to retain preferences and display faster.
    Temporary Internet files and website files
    Copies of web pages, images, and media that are saved for faster viewing.
    Cookies and website data
    Files or databases stored on your computer by websites to save preferences or improve website performance.
    Browsing history
    List of websites you have visited.
    Download History
    List of files you have downloaded.
    Form data
    Saved information that you have typed into forms.
    Saved passwords that are automatically filled in when your sign in to a website you've previously visited.
    Tracking Protection, ActiveX Filtering, and Do Not Track data
    A list of websites excluded from filtering, data used by Tracking Protection to detect where sites might automatically be sharing details about your visit, and exceptions to Do Not Track requests.
  5. Click Delete.