Shield up, youtube discussions never displaying

Description of the issue:
When I use youtube, comments section or channel posts, any comments or w/e discussions section just doesn’t load, it remains blank and there is nothing in its place. Fixed 100% when disabling the shield, and not even removing cache/website data is able to fix this issue. It’s from the Brave shield, despite me disabling all cookies blocks.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Install brave
  2. Use youtube for a year/two (not sure how else you would replicate my issue)
  3. Try to access comments on a new video

Expected result:
View comments

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.37.109 Chromium: 100.0.4896.60 (Official Build) (arm64)

Additional Information:
Has been happening for over a year/two, this is the first time I’m unable to reach comments section no matter ho many reloads I get. Until now I was able to reach a solution by reloading numerous times, but now its not possible. This is a horrible issue and it is with your browser alone – was able to get here using Chrome, Safari, and Opera! So let me know what info you need and fix this, as this is unusable!

@steliyan31 ,

All of the following steps, assume that you normally wish to have Brave Browser > Shields: UP

With Brave Browser running, in a New Window, go to brave://settings/clearBrowserData

Examine all the settings for all three tabs: Basic / Advanced / On exit

Be certain that those settings are what they should be, for your usage. In time, you will have tested those arrangments, and figured out what you need, there.

Be certain – for tabs Advanced / On exit – to Disable: “Site and Shields Settings”

IMPORTANT: The cleaning / clearing away of cookies, thru that process, WILL NOT REMOVE ALL of them! If you are intent on removing all cookies, then you must also, in a New Window, be sure to go to: brave://settings/siteData and manually remove sources for cookies, there.

Quit Brave Browser. Wait a moment. Start Brave Browser.

In a New Window, go to brave://settings/cookies

Scroll down that settings page, to Sites that can always use cookies

Click the Add button

Enter as the site . . . but do not Enable

  • Current Private session only
  • Including third-party cookies on this site

Click the Add button

Repeat those steps for:


Next, go to brave://settings/content/javascript

Scroll down that javascript settings page to Allowed to use javascript

Click the Add button

Enter as the site . . . but do not Enable

  • Current Private session only

Click the Add button

Repeat those steps for:

In order to learn, what website sources (of cookies and scripts) may be involved, learn to use the Developer Tools > Network tool for monitoring items, and use the Developer Tools > Application for learning sources of, and examining, Cookies.

How to use Developer Tools

Developer Tools > Network tool is where you search for sources of scripts and other items that will qualify despite their not being obvious scripts.


Developer Tools > Application tool is where you will find the sources of cookies.

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Thank you a ton for this detailed and extensive guide! I tried it, just as you described it. That would be the third time of me doing the same process and each time it gets slower and slower (may be my imagination, but there is definitely not an improvement). I’m using an ARM-based mac mini with no other apps open and it’s really puzzling that YT (or twitch for that matter) VODs/Lives take 5-10 seconds to fully load. Opening a stream on twitch takes about 5-10 seconds to load and that much more to register visually any interaction with the page I really don’t want to delete the whole app/data because there are most likely cookies I can never get back there.

@steliyan31 ,

I updated the lists for cookies and scripts, in my original reply, above. Where the effort is, to have Shields UP, yet allow access to certain sources of cookies and scripts.

The entries for sources, can certainly be tested / tried, one at-a-time or in combinations.

If you happen to have trouble signing on to G-mail, then add to the existing list of sources for cookies:

And if those additions still do not help, test additions to the existing list of sources for scripts:

But, in practice, there should no longer be javascripts being sent from those specific G-mail sources. Presently, both and – when entered into an Internet browser URL address field, should result in re-direction to Google’s all-in-one Sign On webpage

I do not have a G-mail account, so I cannot run thru the Google all-in-one Sign On processing . . . user/password and 2-factor authentication series of steps/windows . . . and thereby discover more sources re cookies and scripts.

Not easy to pin down exact info, and that is why I included some quidance re learning Developer Tools. had plenty of reports of issues, with parts of youtube not being displayed or just broken.

It should be resolved now, though try logging out, and re-logging in (resetting the youtube cookie) should help in some instances.

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