Google.com cookie(s) persisting

After visiting certain sites I seem to collect a google.com cookie (s) which persists.

One of the sites I think it comes from is citywire.com where I have shields set not to forget me when I close this site. Citywire.com .info etc have their own separate cookies under the domain name.
I have to keep going in and deleting the entry which of course comes back as soon as I go into that, and possibly other, sites. The google.com cookie(s) does not get deleted when I close the browser and reopen.

The screen shot below only shows 27B but it has been over 100.

My settings are set to block 3rd party cookies so I would have expected this not to happen. Is my understanding faulty?

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This has been going on for some months.

I can’t answer for every site, just looking at citywire.com they’re loading google recaptcha checks. I suspect its anti-boting, which is why you’ll see google/gstatic requests.

But in general entering some sites will have google recaptcha or cloudflare checks, which (may/may not) show a welcome screen for anti-botting checks. Though I suspect if you used a VPN it would start triggering.

@fanboynz thanks for the quick response but apologies as not sure I understand. I don’t get any checks for those sites but often get cloudflare checks on other sites.
However is this not still a 3rd party cookie and therefore should it not be being deleted - or am I misunderstanding something?

Also since you cannot specifically keep or remove certain sites I guess I am stuck with it?

Not sure what you’re trying to do here. Blocking google cookies will break many sites that rely on it. Looking at dev tools, the site loads 3rd party content, and only google scripts (seems related to anti-bot detection via recaptcha). But you could ask them?

Just trying to understand why it persists. IE not trying to stop it loading if it is required but I thought, probably wrongly, that since it is a separate domain it would be a 3rd party cookie and deleted when I closed the site?

If not, then if I don’t want to see them, I need presumably to set that site, and any others, to “forget me when I close this site” and see if they get deleted.

Sorry not trying to make a big thing of this and probably completely misunderstanding several things so trying to learn :slightly_smiling_face:

Like all cookies, they will expire. Also google cookies are used for signin so expiring too quickly means you’re constantly trying to login and not forgetting. There is a fine balancing act.

There is a number of methods to force clear;
brave://settings/cookies (adding *.google.com and *.gstatic.com)
brave://settings/shields Forget me when I close this site

Also citywire.com in the orginal screenshot is just first-party cookies, not google.

The first one - settings/cookies only allows me to add not clear 3rd Party cookies?

Yes I know but the google.com seems to get added after using that site.
Yep - Just proved it to myself.

Yep, expected, as addressed by my comments.