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How to setup Brave Adblock Whitelist

Brave Browser is based on Chrome and with a built-in ad blocker, which is great. After using it for a while, you stop noticing it, that’s the whole point of ad blocking. In the default home page, you get to see how many minutes you “saved”, which doesn’t look significant, but ever minute of you attention can be used for something else.

Back to the point of this post. You can easily unblock a site for ads by clicking on the top right. But for sites that use many subdomains and redirects, it is annoying to have to disable them individually. (Sites like Taobao, Tmall, etc, their whole system is very much based on such cross-site tracking which modern browsers try hard to block.)

There is a way to fix this. In the address bar, go to “brave://adblock/” then you will see the Ad Block settings page. And at the bottom of the page, you can enter custom filters using the Adblock Plus syntax. A quick example is to add the following lines to it, which will allow the following domains (including subdomains) to be added to the whitelist.

@@||taobao.com^
@@||tmall.com^
@@||alipay.com^

After you have added the lines, you can just close the page and it is automatically saved.

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