Hi there. I am new to Brave. Someone I read about who is into online security recommended using this browser. Now if I turn Shields off because a site won’t work with it on, does that mean I will be tracked by that site? I use a vpn that I installed on my computer, but I still want to never be tracked. What do you think?
Yes, until you turn Shields on again.
The VPN changes your public IP address and might use some DNS lists to block malicious/tracking hosts, but on the whole it can’t stop websites from tracking you altogether.
If you come across a website that doesn’t work with Shields, you should turn off Shields and report the URL to Brave’s developers (by clicking the red button): they will take care of the issue, which will be fixed (if possible) in the following release of Brave.
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