How To Navigate To The Cookies Settings Menu
- Click on the
Menuicon in the top right, and go to
Privacy and Security→
Cookies and other site data
brave://settings/cookies into your address bar
Cookie Default Settings
There are 3 different cookie settings;
Allow all cookies,
Block third-party cookies, and
Block all cookies.
Some sites may break from blocking all cookie content. Therefore in some cases you may need to enable
Allow all cookies.
Block all cookies is not recommended, this can cause sites to break.
Controlling Cookies with Shields
The cookie settings you see here are directly related to cookie settings in your global Shield defaults:
brave://settings/shields. If you change the cookie settings in either location, they will reflect in the other. This will also be reflected in the cookies settings you see in the Shields panel for a site. However if you alter the cookie settings via the Shields panel, that setting will be adjusted for the receptive site and will not affect cookie settings or global Shield defaults.
Note: For most users, it is recommended to use Brave Shields settings to control cookie behavior, rather than the internal browser settings discussed in this article. Although both allow you to control cookie behavior, using Shields is easier and more efficient. You can always adjust your Shields settings for any particular site via the Shields panel, or set your global Shields settings for all sites in
Settings --> Shields.
For more information on Shields, please see:
- What is "Shields"?
- How do I configure global and site-specific Shields settings?
- How do I use Shields while browsing?
Clear Cookies And Site Data When You Quit Brave
Within the cookie settings you can set Brave to clear them when you exit. This is similar to Clear data on exit found at
brave://settings/clearBrowserData. However this will not toggle on Clear browsing data on exit, this setting is exclusive to cookies. Please see How do I clear Cookies and Site data in Brave? on removing data in the browser.
Do Not Track
Do Not Track means that a request will be included with your browsing traffic, requesting that websites to collect or track your browsing data. Results depend on whether a website responds to the request, and how the request is interpreted. For example, some websites may respond to this request by showing you ads that aren't based on other websites you've visited. Many websites will still collect and use your browsing data.
Pre-fetches information from pages, including pages that you have not yet visited. Information fetched may include cookies, if you allow cookies.
View All Cookies and Site Data in Brave
See all cookies and site data will take you to a list of all sites that have cookies and data. You either click
Remove All or use the trash can icon to remove individual sites. Clicking on the arrow will give a break down and more information about the cookies.
List Of All Sites That Block, Allow Or Clear Cookies
At the bottom of the cookies settings page, you will see three lists:
- Always clear cookies when windows are closed
These cookie settings are only related to the respective site. And override the default cookie settings from above.
To add a site to a list, click
Add, enter the URL and click
Always clear cookies when windows are closed, all entries need to be manually entered as mentioned above.
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