Getting very few ads on brave, ubuntu 22.04 based linux distro

hello all,

I have set the ads down to 5 per hour from 10, set them to zero, then back to 5, restarted the browser, left the rewards off, and did not move mouse for 30 seconds, have checked brave sampson catalogue viewer, and cleared out the history, and keep the browser up to date…but still receiving very few ads. Have noticed sponsored images seem to be coming through though, and getting ads back in brave news feed, which I was only getting late or night or the odd one. Is everyone else (esp. linux/ubuntu users!) getting less ads overall?

In england as well, so might be different in other countries/regions?

Regards on,
A