It’s related to the GDPR changes Google made earlier this year. I ended up creating a separate user profile where I accept their cookies because it’s the only way YouTube works normally.
I can’t tell which window you’re getting without a screenshot, so I’ll mention both.
The full-page redirect is blocked via blocking
consent.youtube.com but that blocks the loading of comments.
The other consent window used to be blocked by using filters, but I couldn’t block it as we’re discussing.
@fanboynz I tried the following:
youtube.com##+js(acis, document.cookie, YES+)
youtube.com##+js(acis, navigator.userAgent, consentCookiePayload)
Also tried uBlock Origin’s solutions from this page → https://www.reddit.com/r/uBlockOrigin/wiki/solutions#wiki_consent_dialog
It’s the same issue as in the Github report but for YouTube → https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/15082
@Tigershocka it looks like users are no longer redirected to
consent.youtube.com, thus blocking cookies is no longer effective.
Another edit: I tested the following filter in
uBlock Origin, it seems to work at first glance.
youtube.com##ytd-consent-bump-v2-lightbox, tp-yt-iron-overlay-backdrop, ytd-consent-bump-renderer, ytd-mealbar-promo-renderer
You can directly use the provided filter in
brave://adblock, don’t have to install
uBlock Origin specifically for it.
It was provided in the Reddit thread above. Note that I haven’t tested it for a long time, it’s still possible to break something, give it a try if you feel like it.