Control what content a website can show you and what features they can access by default.
To manage your Site Permissions:
- Launch Brave and open the Menu:
- Navigate to Settings → Advanced → Privacy and Security → Content Settings
- Choose from the list of permissions
List of Site Permissions you can control
Use the toggle button in each category to Allow or Block that content type by default. This means that, unless otherwise specified, all websites will revert to these content settings when visited. Click Allow or Block to give permissions to a specific website.
Cookies: Files created by a website and saved to your browser. They’re generally used to identify you the next time you visit a website. See Shields.
Location: Whether or not Brave will tell a site your location. Brave will ask every time this is requested by default.
Camera/Microphone : Websites might ask for access to your camera or microphone. You can pick Brave’s default response. Brave will ask every time this is requested by default.
Notifications: Websites may want to show you notifications on your desktop. Brave will ask every time this is requested by default.
Autoplay: Allows websites with video content to automatically begin video playback when you land on their site.
Flash: Allow or deny the use of Flash media in your browser. Brave will ask every time it's requested by default.
Images: Block images from loading on all or specific websites. Images are allowed by default.
Sound: Allow or deny websites to play sound. By default, websites are allowed to play sound. Sound is allowed by default.
Automatic downloads: When downloading multiple files from a site, you may be asked if you want to download them automatically after the first file. Brave will ask every time this is requested by default.
Unsandboxed plugin access: Allow or deny plugins to access files and resources on your system outside of Brave’s sandbox. Brave will ask every time this is requested by default.
Handlers: Allows you to specify links that will always open in specific sites or open a specific program. Brave will ask every time this is requested by default.
MIDI devices: Allow websites access to MIDI devices. Brave will ask every time this is requested by default.
USB devices: Whether or not to ask before granting a website access to a connected USB device. Brave will ask every time this is requested by default.
Zoom levels: Set custom zoom level for specific websites.
PDF documents: By default, Brave will open PDF files in the PDFJS extension. Turn on Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Brave.
Protected content: Choose whether or not to allow Brave to play protected content.
Clipboard: Choose whether or not to allow websites to see text and images copied from your computer's clipboard. Clipboard access is allowed by default.
Payment Handlers: Allows websites access to a payment interface that's integrated with Brave. Access to Payment Handlers is allowed by default.
Change settings for a specific site in the Address bar
You can also change permissions for a specific site directly in the Address bar.
- On your computer, open Brave.
- Go to a website.
- To the left of the web address, click the icon you see: Secure , Not secure , or Dangerous .
- Click Site Settings
- Change the desired permissions and they will automatically save.
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