Note that I’m using Zorin OS 15.3 which is a Ubuntu derivative and I have Brave installed through the repo (i.e. not using a snap, etc.). And this problem wasn’t there until today.
Okay, so I have several websites that I tick the ‘stay logged in’ or similar box. When I exit the browser and come back to the same sites, it’s “forgotten” that I was logged in. I haven’t tried a tonne of websites yet but it happens in Prime Video (Amazon), CuriosityStream (two sites I use a lot) and this website.
To reproduce this issue, I,
- Log into a website and choose to stay logged in.
- Exit Brave by clicking the close button.
- Start Brave up again and go to same website and it tells me to log in again.
What I expect to happen is not having to log in every time I re-open Brave and go to the website where I chose to ‘stay logged in.’ This hasn’t happened before except when I accidentally cleared my info and hadn’t removed the check for cookies from 'Clear Browsing Data. This just started happening yesterday if I recall correctly (also been trying Firefox again so it can be confusing).
Brave Version: 1.23.73
Clear Browsing Data → Cookies and Other Site Settings UNTICKED in Basic, Advanced & Exit
Cookies & Other Site Data → Clear cookies and site data when you quit Brave UNTICKED
General cookie settings set to BLOCK THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
Under the cookies stored, the sites are listed there even after exiting and restarting Brave
I have two extensions installed - LastPass and Pocket. I need both. And they’ve never caused an issue before. I don’t want to disable them as I can’d do without them.
Things I’ve tried to fix the issue:
Tried this over and over, logging in, exiting the browser, coming back and it does the same thing, every single time.
Removing Brave and reinstalling it
Removing Brave and purging config files and reinstalling
Noticing that the config files weren’t deleted so removed it again, deleted the Brave folder with config info and reinstalled
I really like Brave. I honestly think it’s the best browser out there but this issue is driving me crazy. I hope somebody can help. I’m read to dig into whatever settings are necessary to fix this. I’ll use Firefox in the meanwhile and occasionally check back with Brave, especially if an update is pushed out.
Thanks for any help.