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Block or Allow Browser Cookies in the Brave on your Computer

Do you want to allow or block Brave browser cookies storage via the browser settings page? Learn to manage your cookie preferences in your browser for improved privacy.

The browser cookies help identify the registered user and keep them signed in even after exiting the web browser.

These cookies also help in tracking user behavior and interaction with the site. The Brave browser has the settings to allow and block these cookies and is customized based on individual sites.

Configure Cookies Settings on Brave browser

In this guide, we have shared these steps to manage site cookies and their settings in Brave Browser on a computer.

Blocking Cookies in Brave on a Computer

By default, the Brave browser is set up to allow cookies for all websites. Hence, we need to know how to block the browser cookies. Here are the steps to do:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-bar icon menu and select the Settings option.
    Brave browser Settings menu option
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab in the left panel.
    Privacy and Security Tab in Brave computer browser
  4. Select Cookies and other site data to expand.
    Cookies and Other Site Data tab in Brave browserIt will open the Cookies and site data page.
  5. Select the radio button against the Block all cookies option.
    Block all cookies in Brave computer browser

It will immediately disable the browser cookies and block cookie storage from other websites.

However, blocking all the website cookies is not a recommended setting. It will result in misbehavior of the websites and won’t allow to sign in to any websites.

Allowing Site Cookies in Brave on the Computer

Blocking the browser cookies for all the websites is not recommended. Hence it’s good to allow cookies from all sites or at least block cookies for third-party websites.

Here are the steps to allow cookies on the browser:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-bar icon menu and select the Settings option.
    Brave browser Settings menu option
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab in the left panel.
    Privacy and Security Tab in Brave computer browser
  4. Select Cookies and other site data to expand.
    It will open the Cookies and site data page.
  5. Select the radio button against Allow all cookies option OR Block third-party cookies option.
    General Settings for Brave Browser Cookies setup with Block Third-party cookies

Based on the selection, it will immediately allow the cookies to be set from the websites. The websites will now be able to store and read cookies from the storage space.

However, allowing cookies for all websites is not a good option, especially for privacy reasons. Hence, it’s good to have a customized configuration that will allow cookies to be set for the sites that you frequently use and need you to stay sign-in.

Managing the Cookies Settings and Site Exceptions

The Brave browser offers fully customizable browser cookies management. We can allow or block the browser cookies setting for selected websites. We can customize the site URL and place them in desired buckets to manage cookies’ behavior upon action.

The first allows the user to clear cookies and site data upon exit. The second one allows the user to send a Do Not Track request with the browsing traffic.

Clear Cookies and Send Do NOT Track toggle option for Brave browser

Under Customized behaviors, three categories are displayed. Sites that can always use cookies, sites that delete cookies once you exit them, and sites that are blocked from using cookies are displayed.

Customize Behavior for Brave browser cookies by adding site URL

To allow a website to use cookies, click on the Add button beside the Sites that can always use cookies. Similarly, you can add websites in the other two categories by clicking on the Add buttons.

Add site URL to Allow Cookies on Brave browser

Additionally, you can manage cookies by choosing from Edit, Remove, Block, and Clear on-site close by clicking on the More vertical 3dots icon menu. It will move the site URL into the correct bucket upon selection.

Customize the Site settings for Brave Cookies

All the modifications to the settings will be reflected once you close the tab.

Bottom Line

Browser cookies are used for tracking and keeping you signed-in to your online accounts. however, this information can be misused in such cases we can disable or block the browser cookies.

The Brave browser offers the option to customize and block the sides from accessing the cookies setting for individual sites.

You can also clear the stored cookies from the Brave browser storage.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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