Brave not keeping passwords MacOS Monterey

Been using Brave wonderfully for years - especially with Facebook, YouTube. But it seemed YouTube now prevents from turning up volume after a certain number of times using so I made some preference changes, cleared cookies and even reinstalled Brave from scratch. Well none of my passwords seem saved. Facebook always asks me to sign in instead of just being there, same with email - other sites act the same. I’m being forced to go back to Chrome just to function. IDK what to do.