Youtube cookies appear despite shields being set to block all cookies

Description of the issue:
Youtube cookies will appear on or potentially any website with a youtube video linked when cookies are set to “Block all cookies.”

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Access
  2. Click the shields button, open the “Advanced controls” section, and confirm that cookies are set to “Block all cookies.”
  3. In a new tab open brave://settings/content/all
  4. Select the trashcan option and erase the youtube cookies.
  5. Refresh the youtube page.
  6. Wait 10 seconds and refresh brave://settings/content/all.
  7. Youtube cookies will have returned despite shields being set to block all cookies.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Youtube cookies appear despite being set to be blocked on This has also been observed on websites with youtube videos embedded.

Expected result:
Youtube cookies will be blocked when shields are set up to block all youtube cookies.

Reproduces how often:
This reproduces in 10/10 attempts.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
OS: Linux (Zorin 16.3)
Brave: 1.58.124 Chromium: 117.0.5938.62 (official build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
Potentially related issue:

I want to have you check something and see if you’re looking at it the same with me. When you say you see cookies return, what are you seeing? For example, is it like below?

I saw that originally and was wondering if you were right. So I then clicked on it and a menu appeared like below:


So this is just showing Brave’s permissions. Then there’s one further step which is to look at all cookies and locally stored data. When you look there to see cookies and site data, there’s nothing.

So it is indeed blocking cookies once you do this. It’s just creating a small browser level thing for authorization on what it can access, such as if it’s going to be able to do Autoplay and all.

At least it’s how it appears for me. I really would like you to confirm this.

Thanks, I was unaware of the lower level menus that you showed. I simply saw the youtube item in cookies and thought that it was being allowed despite my settings. It does indeed show the same as the screenshots you posted.

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@HWS9867 it’s understandable. I saw the chance for misunderstanding as I was testing and is why I brought it up. It’s awesome if you’re seeing the same and I hope you’re able to feel more comfortable about it.

Any other concerns or are you good?

I think I’m fine at this time. Thank you again for your help.

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