'Clear cookies and site data when you quit Brave' not working consistently

Description of the issue:
The ‘Clear cookies and site data when you quit Brave’ does not work consistently. For most sites this works. However, for websites like reddit or mega.nz it doesn’t work (and no, they are not on the whitelist). When I restart the browser, some cookies/site data are still there.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Activate the feature
  2. Go to reddit or mega.nz (just some examples)
  3. Restart the browser
  4. Check if the cookies are still there

Expected result:
All cookies and site files should be gone except the ones on the whitelist.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.4.96 Chromium: 80.0.3987.132 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Hi @DemandO, welcome to Community!

It sounds like you are you clearing the site data is through brave://settings/content/cookies and enabling clear cookies when you quit. Can you try going to brave://settings/clearBrowserData, and select on exit, and ticking what data you want to remove.

Thank you for your answer. If I enable the option via ‘brave://settings/clearBrowserData’, will I be able to keep the cookies of my whitelisted sites? And is this option persistent or do I have to do this everytime I start Brave?

Clear browsing data->On exit is persistent, that setting will stay active when you quit and restart Brave.
On Exit will clear all data, you can however select what you want to keep/remove. The whitelisted sites’ cookies will be removed if you select to delete all cookies.