Description of the issue:
Despite all options under about:preferences#security > “Clear the following data types when I close Brave” being enabled, browser history is partially retained on closing the application.
Using the “Clear Browsing Data Now” button does clear these traces.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):
1. under about:preferences#security:
1.1 configure Brave to clear all private data on closing the application
1.2 press the “Clear Browsing Data Now” button
1.3 restart Brave as prompted
2. open The World Wide Web project
3. open the “What’s out there?” link in a new tab. The link changes appearance, indicating that the URL has been visited
4. close Brave
5. start Brave and open The World Wide Web project again
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
The “What’s out there?” link still has the visited style, demonstrating that Brave has retained browsing history. The link’s target URL does not appear under about:history.
All forms of browsing history information, all forms of local storage (cookies, IndexedDB, cache), and any other information that directly or indirectly reveals the contents of the browsing session are removed on closing Brave.
As a result, no link is shown as visited when performing step 5.
Reproduces how often:
OS Release: 6.3.9600
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):