Today's release features improved fingerprint farbling for subresources

What exactly is fingerprint farbling?

Thank you.

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Thank you.

Is there a way to turn it off selectively, so that certain trusted sites will know you are on the same “device”?

Practically there is no reason to cancel it. No site will ban you for doing it. There are no disadvantages of doing it. It is for your own good.

But still if you want to cancel it out you can do it either by
a.) Per site basis:- Eg., go to https://brave.com and see the orange shields at the top–>Click it and then go to advanced control–>Then go to the fingerprinting section and select ‘all fingerprinting’

b.) For all sites
Go to brave://shields in browser settings. You will see fingeprinting section in it. Select ‘allow all fingerprinting’ from the options.

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For all sites, no. Never. Of course not.

For one particular site, question – If shields are just plain turned off with the main switch, does that include turning off fingerprinting?

Yes, but it will also allow all cookies (good+bad ones), allow trackers and ads.

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Right.

Not planning anything radical, just like to know how everything works.

@Passenger,
Do note that you can also use the advanced controls in Shields to disable Fingerprinting protection without disabling the other protections (as @chh_68 states though, there isn’t much downside to keeping it enabled).

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Exactly what I have done (on one site only).

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