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I stumbled across Brave and decided to have a look. When I tried to access Google Mail, I received the following message and cannot get around it, despite changing options etc, the displayed search engines do not include Brave. Where have I gone wrong ?

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Thanks for reaching out.
Did you import any browsing data from Chrome when you initially installed Brave?

If we must allow cookies, why use Brave at all? I do not want to be tracked and I do not want cookies.

That’s not what I asked – I’m asking if, when you installed Brave, did you Import browsing data from any other browsers into Brave?

Nope. I haven’t imported anything. I’m not able to sign-in to either the NYTImes or the Washington Post. The Post says they “prefer” readers do not use private browsers. They have not been able to suggest a way for a reader to sign-in without allowing them to place cookies or whatever else they use to track the reader. I was hoping Brave would allow private browsing. Thus far all the notes I’ve read say to eliminate the very protections Brave is trying to provide as a means to use my digital subscriptions. So I wonder why use Brave if using ti means eliminating the very protection schemes it offers.

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