Brave not returning to where i left off

Hi, I use Brave with a sidewindow and pinned sites. However, When I close the Brave browser, it does not return me to where I left off. Instead, it opens Brave with no pinned sites or previously used sites.

Note: in settings, I have continued where you left off ticked.

I have removed Brave from my MacBook and installed a fresh, but I have the same issue. Has anybody else got this problem? Or any ideas how to resolve?