One of the key points of the Brave browser is that it includes a built-in ad-blocker. Not all users may want this enabled at all times though. Thankfully for those times and users, you can disable it rather easily, in one of two ways.
If you want to disable Brave’s ad-blocker for one specific website you can do so through the use of the brave icon at the top, on the right of the URL bar.
Tip: There are two icons on the right of the URL bar in Brave. The right-most one is a triangle and is used for the Brave Rewards program, which offers cryptocurrency in return for allowing some adverts. The actual Brave icon that you want to tap is the lion head next to that.
When you tap the Brave icon, a drop-down menu will appear. In this drop-down menu, you can configure which protection settings are enabled on this specific site.
If “Block ads and tracking” is enabled, then advertisements and tracking scripts will be prevented from loading. This can increase your privacy and page load times, as well as prevent intrusive adverts from appearing.
Tip: Other settings in this menu allow you to force HTTPS connections (where available), prevent third party sites from saving cookies, block all web scripts (this may break some websites), and to increase the difficulty of fingerprinting your browser respectively.
If you want to disable ad-blocking across the entire browser, you can do so from the in-app settings. To open the settings, tap the triple-dot icon, then tap “Settings”.
To disable ad-blocking browser wide, you need to open the “Privacy” settings, at the top of the “Advanced” sub-section.
You just need to tap “Ad block” once for the respective checkbox to be unticked, then ad-blocking to be disabled.