Brave not deleting cookies on exit

Description of the issue:
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. I have "Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and other site data > Sites that clear cookies when you close them " set to include, for example, wellsfargo.com
  2. After visiting that then close it, exit Brave, then re-open Brave, the cookie is still there
  3. In fact, I’ve noticed all cookies are retained between closing and re-opening Brave.

Expected result:
Brave used to delete every cookie except the ones listed under “Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and other site data > Sites that can always use cookies” but not any more
Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.58.137 Chromium: 117.0.5938.153 (Official Build) (arm64)
Additional Information:
mac M2 Mini running Ventura 13.6

@Fellwalker57 are you leaving any tabs open? Do you have Brave set to run in the background?

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Part of where people kind of confuse things is that closing the browser does not necessarily mean exiting the browser. Such as when I added Twitter to the list, it kept me logged in even when I closed everything. But if I exited Brave, such as you see the option I had on the screeenshot above, it would clear cookies.

Tabs closed, browser exited, not running in the background – problem still happens.

Ok. I know this has been discussed before in different ways. I’ll tag @Mattches in on it so he can try to take another look.

@Fellwalker57,
To be clear, since you’re on macOS, are you quitting the application, or just closing the application via clicking the x on the top-left of the window?

Generally I use Cmd Q on the keyboard or Brave > Quit Brave with the mouse.

I think I found the problem. “Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and other site data > Clear cookies and site data when you close all windows” was not checked. Checking this appears to do the trick – the cookies I want remain after closing Brave and the cookies I don’t want go away.

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