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submitted 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago) by netvor@lemmy.world to c/nostupidquestions@lemmy.world

This might be just EU thing, but is there an effective way to deal with endless "accept/reject cookies" dialogues?

Regardless of the politics behind, I think we can all agree that current state of practice around these dialogues is ...just awful.

Basically every site seems to use some sort of common middleware to create the actual dialogue and it's rare case when they are actually useful and user friendly


or at least not trying to "get you". At least for me, this leads to being more likely to look for "reject all" or even leave, even if my actual general preference is not that. I've just seen too many of them where clicking anything but "accept all" will lead to some sort of visual punishment.

Moreover, the fact that the dialogues are often once per domain, and by definition per-device and per-browser, they are just .. darn ... everywhere, all the frickin' time.

Question: What strategy have you developed over time to deal with these annoying flies? Just "accept all" muscle memory? Plugins? Using just one site (lemmy.world, obviously) and nothing else? Something better?

Bonus, question (technical take): is there a perspective that this could be dealt on browser technical level? To me it smells like the kind of problem that could be solved in a similar way like language -- ie. via HTTP headers that come from browser preferences.

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[-] netvor@lemmy.world 26 points 11 months ago

what.. I've had uBlock Origin enabled all the time, just never went to settings.. :-D

[-] Konlanx@lemmy.ml 10 points 11 months ago

Where exactly did you find that setting?

[-] Pechente@feddit.de 47 points 11 months ago

Click the uBlock icon > click the gear in the bottom right > click the second tab called "filter lists" > extend "annoyances" category > pick "adguard - cookie notices"

[-] Grimlo9ic@kbin.social 16 points 11 months ago

What a top-tier tip. I'm one of those people who have uBlock Origin but never knew about this. Thank you!

[-] kaladininskyrim@kbin.social 3 points 11 months ago

Do you know if there is a difference between AdGuard and EasyList lists? or if any of the two are more trustworthy?

[-] ryven@lemmy.dbzer0.com 2 points 11 months ago

Honestly I just enabled all of them on the grounds that blocking too many things is probably preferable to not blocking enough.

[-] Konlanx@lemmy.ml 3 points 11 months ago

Thank you so much!

[-] guyrocket@kbin.social 2 points 11 months ago

Thanks for this...I just did it...what exactly does it do?

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