Description of the issue:
Youtube no longer “remembers” your location that you have set in your account with the latest version of Brave. I use a VPN to access the internet. YouTube is defaulting to the location based on my IP address, rather than the location I have set in my YouTube account. So instead of seeing videos in my language, I get videos in the local language based on my IP address. This is only happening with Brave. My other browsers aren’t having this problem.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Visit Youtube, click on your account icon in the top right corner. Scroll down to “location” and set it to any country, other than the actual country your IP address reports. Close Brave, then launch it again. Navigate to YouTube and your location settings have been “forgotten.”
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Your selected location is supposed to be saved, probably through a cookie. Brave seems to be deleting this cookie when the browser is closed.
Reproduces how often:
Every time you launch Brave and visit YouTube
Operating System and Brave Version(See the
About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10 Pro 2004
Brave version 1.18.75
After more experimentation I have come to the conclusion this may be a problem with cookies. After setting the locality, clicking on a video to open it in a new tab not only resets the location to the location defined by the IP address, it resets the autoplay function as well. I always have the autoplay function turned off, but upon opening in a new tab, it’s back on again.