Cookie whitelist

A cookie whitelist feature, so you can delete all cookies with the already build in feature, but whitelist the sites you visit frequently


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Welcome to Brave community.

I really like Brave browser to have this feature. Currently I am using cookie autodelete solely for this purpose.



I absolutely second. This would be the single most useful new feature. Especially useful if frequently visiting sites with two factor authentication - it is quite tedious to go through the process every time after cookie swipe.



I third this. I’m so tired of reauthenticating my identity when I’m using 2FA. I have it enabled on any account that supports it.


We need to make a cookie management section, to cover all the different feature requests.

From what I’ve gathered, there are three primary goals, which could be addressed with the introduction of two shields, and a global whitelist settings to manage all cookies without navigating to the particular site.

  1. Manage cookies on a per-site basis, effectively blocking everything by default, and only whitelisting what you need. This would be another toggle switch in the brave shield menu, but your whitelist could be managed in settings, so you can quickly modify all sites and view your list.

  2. Introduction of a Private Browsing Shield, so that you can have two shields. Perhaps in regular mode, you don’t block cookies, but your private shield settings block all cookies by default, as well as Javascript. This gives people flexibility for their settings depending on the type of window.

  3. Introduce a whitelist, with auto-delete preferences. In a global settings tab, we’d have a list of preferences for managing cookies. Able to delete after a certain period of time, or after closing the app. Could have global delete settings, or different deletion settings for whitelisted sites. Maybe you want to clear email cookies every month, so you don’t login too frequently, but then have other sites clear daily.

Related Requests from the community:

December 2, 2019: Site-Level Cookie Management
November 21, 2019: Specific shield configuration for private windows
August 25, 2019: Cookies control


This would be a great feature. I pay most of my bills online, and a number of the payment sites use persistent cookies to verify my identity. Whenever I revisit those sites, I get a message that they don’t recognize my computer and have to send me a temporary security code by email, or in the case of my bank, a phone call. I then have to enter that code on their page before I can access it. It would be really helpful to be able to save those cookies, while clearing all of the rest.


I would very much like to have this feature!
Initially a specific site I use every day was not requiring I enter a new OTP each day. Then I made the mistake of clearing all cookies and now I have to enter a new code each day and can’t get it back to not requiring.
Is there any way to restore Brave to the way I had it before clearing those cookies? I can’t seem to find one.
And any progress on a cookie whitelist?

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If this feature were added, brave would become my default browser. I’m currently using click&clean on Chrome for this.

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Folks at Brave -

This community feature request must inspire prideful smiles or accomplished fist bumps. Many thanks to @calebyers. Might some of these features already exist and we are just thoughtfully ignorant?


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Yes, Brave users need to be able to truly whitelist cookies and still be able to delete the rest on command or on exit. This is a no-brainer feature that Brave should have. It wouldn’t qualify as a “more bloat” feature but would be useful to a large segment of users.

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May I add my vote for this feature - would be very useful. Will allow me/users to clean out all rubbish/tracking/unrecognized cookies/local storage/trackers.

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It has been over 2 years since the request was made and this would be such a major boost to balancing privacy and usability.

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2022 now still waiting on this…