I am also facing the same issue, any leads on it?
When you start a browser using ‘Open Browser’ step, it will open a new browser completely without caches, cookies, v.v…
In other words, when you start a browser using new ChromeDriver(chromeoptions) or new FirefoxDriver(profile), somehow you would be able to start browsers with sepcific, prepared profile including cached contents and Cookies. The following post might be interesting:
This post is discussing about Firefox. Similar trick should be possible for Chrome as well, but the detail procedure differs.