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    Default Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    Anyone got solutions to these annoying "this site uses cookies" popups?

    Just looking for solutions before I start asking adblockers to remove them because they never offered me milk with my cookies.

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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    I just found a browser addon for Firefox and Chrome and possibly more called "I don't care about cookies" by Kiko which seems to do the trick nicely and if you discover sites that still show this annoying way of asking for consent then you can report that site to them and they will sort it.

    Another way is to add the "Prebake" filter list to your AdBlocker which handles these too.
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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kame View Post
    Anyone got solutions to these annoying "this site uses cookies" popups?
    Yes, stop using the internet is the solution
    Most websites use cookies. Is not that hard to 100% block them, but then some sites may stop working properly or may not allow access at all

    That popup is part of the website (usually) , often asking for permission the store cookies & just notifing you it uses cookies . Dont want the popup, dont go to those websites
    Adblockers , tracking blockers will make some websites give another popup demanding/asking you to disable the adblocker etc

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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    The reason there are multiple popups happening about this is due to the EU cookie law. If you didn't know websites used cookies, you sure as hell should know by now with every site telling you this. I do not agree with this method. Asking for action (consent in this case) is just another method of exploiting a user in the unknown and eventually more and more sites will start appearing with so called cookie consent which will not actually be a consent form but because we encounter this method daily, in our face. A lot of people will get hardwired into clicking this dialog and will eventually click the wrong dialog. This EU nonsense needs to stop.

    If a website breaks because you decide to block cookies, then that is a problem for the website. There should be no reason cookies are needed to enjoy someones site and they serve little purpose other than to track you or be intercepted by a middle man and used to exploit you.

    There is a filter for adblocker notifications too.

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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    +1 for "I don't care about cookies" Chrome extension. I've been using it for about a year without any issues and it certainly works.
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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Yes, stop using the internet is the solution
    FTW!

    Cookies make websites work, yes the are annoying little trackers but you can't get around those pop-up messages.

    Various privacy laws across multiple countries (the EU region is a good example) require websites to advise their visitors that cookies are used.

    You have 3 options;

    1) Click yes or no when you get a popup about cookies
    2) Set your browser to trust cookies from the sites you visit regularly and to prompt you for all other sites
    3) Don't use the internet

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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    if you use chrome you can set to accept cookies and delete on exit
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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    Quote Originally Posted by beama View Post
    if you use chrome you can set to accept cookies and delete on exit
    That will not work as it will also delete the cookie which tells the site you've acknowledged that it uses cookies.

    The OP is not annoyed with cookies as such but more the fact that sites (by law in some cases) are required to throw the "we use cookies on our site" notice up so that visitors are aware that cookies are being used for tracking and other website functionality.

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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    The "Prebake" filter seems to work very well in uBlock Origin, no notifications since I added it.
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    Default Re: Anyone else annoyed by this site uses cookies?

    On sites where there is a cookie notice at the bottom of the screen I simply ignore it and carry on.

    If it is a more insistent pop-over type of notice I leave the site and never return. Google will find the news somewhere else for me.
    Some sites are incredible for the number of cookies they drop, and Google is a main offender as well.

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