Brave, which came out of the beta last fall, is a browser with a difference. Aggressive anti-advertising, the Chromium-based browser removes sites from their advertisements and allows users to sign up for their own set of anonymized advertisements. It is also very open in promoting user privacy.
Deal with trackers
Brave offers a wide range of security settings that can be adjusted depending on your concerns and how you should consider privacy and convenience.
It uses a feature called Shields to block most advertisements and the trackers they carry. The tool blocks third-party trackers and all advertisements that use standard third-party trackers and makes the browser more difficult to recognize. You can manually block first-party cookies or advertisements.
Adjust your tracking settings
To adjust your Shields settings:
- Go to your Settings page. You can access this by clicking on the gear icon in the lower right corner of the new tab page or by clicking on the three-line icon in the top right corner and clicking on Settings. Select shields.
- Two types of default settings are available on the Shields page: Simple View and Advanced View. These determine what you see when you click on the lion icon to the right of the address bar.
- Here you can also enable or disable "Block cross-site trackers", block scripts and adjust your cookie settings to "Block cross-site cookies only", "Block all cookies" or "Allow all cookies". "
- If you now want to see which types of trackers are blocked or allowed on a specific site, or want to change your settings for that site, simply click on the lion icon to get an informative drop-down list.  If you choose Simple View, you can see the number of trackers being blocked, you can also disable Shields (if this causes problems with the site you are on.) In the advanced view you can also see if scripts are blocked, or click on "Cross-site trackers blocked" to see a list of individual trackers that have been blocked by Brave.
- Links at the bottom of the drop-down menu allow you to switch between the simple and advanced views or the default settings of your global shield
The process of fine-tuning your cookie settings is very similar to that of Chrome, because Brave is also a Chromium-based browser:
- Go to Settings and click on "Additional settings" in the left or central menu.
- Select & # 39; Privacy and security & # 39 ;. Find and select "Site Settings" in the middle menu.
- Click on "Cookies and site data."
- To specify which sites should always allow or prevent cookies in your browser, click the Add & # 39; Add & # 39; next to & # 39; Allow & # 39; or & # 39; Block & # 39 ;.
- Enable the switch next to "Delete cookies and site data when you close Brave" to delete cookies and other data every time you close the browser.
- Click on "View all cookies and site data" for more detailed information. To delete cookies per site, click the trash can icon next to the site name. Click the arrow next to the site name to view individual cookies. You can then delete these cookies by clicking on the "X" next to each cookie.
Clean up your cookies
You can also delete your cookies together with other browser data:
- Go to Settings> Privacy and security.
- Click on "Delete browsing data".
- A smaller window is opened with three options. With "Basic" and "Advanced" you can delete data that is currently stored in your browser, while at "Exit" you can specify what you want to delete every time you finish browsing.
- In "Basic" or "Advanced, & # 39; Select an option from the & # 39; Time range & # 39; drop-down menu. Make sure the box next to & # 39; Cookies and other site data & # 39; is selected. and then click & # 39; Delete data & # 39 ;.
- Select "Cookies and other site data" under "At exit" and then click Save. You can also delete other data when closing, such as your download and
Fingerprints and ad-blocking
Fingerprint protection is included as part of the Brave toolbox and can be adjusted using the Shields feature in the advanced view. The default setting is "Cross-site Device Recognition Blocked", which, according to Brave, only allows first-party fingerprint attempts. "Device Recognition Attempts Blocked" will stop all fingerprint attempts (which are pro problems with some sites), while "All device recognition attempts allowed" basically let everything through.
Although Brave automatically blocks third-party ads by default, it has also developed its own advertising strategy by offering what it calls Brave ads, which are displayed as push notifications that you can engage in or ignore. If you choose to view one of these ads, you will receive a token that you can use to reward & # 39; publishers and content creators & # 39; according to the directions on the site.
To participate, you can sign up for Brave ads by clicking on the three-line menu in the upper right corner and then on & # 39; Brave Rewards & # 39; to click.
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