I am a bit concerned about this.
I use private windows to check websites I am building, and various other reasons.
Today I noticed I was logged into Wordpress admin on a site I am working on, even when I opened a private window. I was still logged in just like I was in the non private browser window.
Then I noticed that’s true for all sites I am logged into in my normal window, when I open a private window, I am still logged in?! How does that work without exposing cookies and browsing history?
Kinda defeats the object! I now have to open another browser to do the same thing, making me forced to use browsers I hate, as I hate them all now since moving to Brave
Thank you for reaching out to us.
I’m wondering if you may have an extension(s) installed that could be responsible for this? Testing on my end, when opening a private window, I’m logged out of all sites as expected — including here on Community.
Can you also tell me what version of the browser you’re using at this time?
Hi, sorry I didn’t see the reply. My version:
"Brave is up to date
Version 1.49.132 Chromium: 111.0.5563.147 (Official Build) (x86_64)
It’s not extensions, I have none running
I noticed it happened again yesterday. I cleared all browser data (everything all time) and then it didn’t do it, but an hour or two later I noticed it started doing it again. I rarely use private windows (compared to normal window anyway), so I just opened one to view a site without being logged in (as i was in main window) and again I found I was logged into Wordpress, but it has happened with other sites not just Wordpress I think.
Any ideas appreciated. Thanks
I wanted to just clarify. Is it that you don’t have any extensions or you just don’t have them running?
Asking the difference as I recall a few times where people said something along the lines of not having them running, but then after a lot of time spent we found out they had extensions installed but just weren’t activated. Once they removed the extensions completely, things worked. I forget which extension it was, but it was some internet security one I believe.
So yeah, while everyone is working through it, thought I’d just check that one tiny detail.
Thanks. I have no extensions installed on any of my profiles, except one, where I have one extension - BitWarden.
This happens in all profiles so I don’t think that’s the issue, but I understand you wanting to check. I do have full protections on (Shields, aggressive etc), and I do have some filters (ublock, annoyances list, I can list them if needed)
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