Where are these icons coming from? Default search engine replacement?

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Description of the issue:

Multiple times now I’ve noticed icons for two shopping websites appear in the top left on the search bar line where the default search engine icon should be (Android app). I’m worried that these (Amazon-style) websites are gathering my data. When I go into Settings my default browser is still set to DuckDuckGo and I can’t find any settings that mention them anywhere. The first time it happened was when I made the mistake of visiting OnBuy.com and only uninstalling and reinstalling Brave completely made the icon disappear. Now it’s happened again but with the Wayfair logo! (Which is odd as I can’t recall visiting the website recently).

How can this issue be reproduced?

Seemingly after visiting the websites in question (though I can’t recall visiting Wayfair on my mobile for a while)

Expected result:

Not have their icons on my browser and figure out why they were there in the first place.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
1.18.77

Mobile Device details
Google Pixel 3

Additional Information:

Hi there,
i am currently having the exact same issue. it seems like visiting a website which displays an icon in the search bar can overrite the current Search enging icon, as switching to a diffrent deafult search engine displays a correct symbol.
I surely hope this issue is purely cosmetic.

Galaxy S8
Brave version 1.18.77

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