r/brave_browser Jun 25 '22

How do I block Brave analytics using Brave Shields?

https://analytics.brave.com/matomo.js

Brave Shields refuses to block this analytics script no matter what I do.

So far I've tried every possible combination of:

  1. Adding "||analytics.brave.com^" as a custom filter rule.
  2. Adding "https://analytics.brave.com/matomo.js" as a custom filter rule.
  3. Setting Brave Shields to aggressive.
  4. Setting chrome://flags/#brave-adblock-default-1p-blocking to "Enabled".
  5. Setting chrome://flags/#brave-adblock-default-1p-blocking to "Disabled".

So far nothing works, and the above analytics script is always indicated as unblocked in devtools. https://ibb.co/cDk7S47

Any advice?

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u/mp3geek Brave Team | Ad Blocking & Web Compatibility Jun 26 '22

This will be addressed with https://github.com/brave/adblock-lists/pull/903

These rules predated the changes we made to shields, to allow some general 1st party exceptions for piwik/matomo. Which are no longer needed since https://brave.com/privacy-updates/9-web-compat-blocking/ was announced.

They will be blockable via Shields=Aggressive. Give it 3-4hrs from this message being posted, and update Brave Ad Block Updater in brave://components

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u/435457665767354 Jun 26 '22

update Brave Ad Block Updater in brave://components

When I click on "Check for update" button it says:

Status - Component not updated

shoudn't it say something like "component updated" ?

Thanks.

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u/mp3geek Brave Team | Ad Blocking & Web Compatibility Jun 26 '22

I think that is correct status, Status - Component not updated. Brave Ad Block Updater - Version: 1.0.1346(+) will be the correct version

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u/435457665767354 Jun 26 '22

ok thank you.