Can anybody do this please?

The “EU cookie law” makes ACCEPTING cookies (and thus, spying/tracking) more attractive. Why?

My browsers are configured to throw away all cookies (except for a few sites) when I close them. So every time I return to a website (that quite apparently does NOT need to store more than a session cookie on my computer!), I get to see the same dumb “EU cookie law” banner again. And again. And again.*

I’d like a browser plugin that replaces the “OK” button on “EU cookie law” banners with “Fuck off already” – it would be so much more satisfying to click on it…

Can anybody do this please?


*) I know that there’s a special filter list for these banners for uBlock Origin and I am using it, but it doesn’t catch everything. Oh and YES, as long as blocking ads automatically means not getting tracked and profiled and spied upon by the participants and players in the “surveillance economy”, I absolutely am using an ad blocker – and so should you.

2 thoughts on “Can anybody do this please?

  1. It’s insane from my perspective. They are insane with Thought Control here. Since the new E.U. Privacy went into effect, because Sweden is a part of the E.U., I now cannot access a third of the sites over in North American that I use to be abe to view. Generally a denied access page explains because of new E.U. Laws I am not allowed to view website. But it was bad prior to this. For example only certain E.U. approved cucumbers are allowed to be sold in big stores, (We use to call them Persian Cucumbers), there are no other selections ever seen unless you go to an Immigrant run produce market and they seem to have everything (not sure why). Then there are certain types of cheeses made for centuries in France which are against E.U. regulations because they do not meet the E.U. standards for making cheese according to the E.U. rules. Then in eastern Europe (Romania/Bulgaria), for years they made a Sweet Wine which had a higher than usual alcohol content and very popular, but since coming into E.U. they are forbidden to make this wine because it does not meet E.U. standards for making wine. The list is endless and exhausting.

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    1. The companies who block access from the EU are just too lazy to implement a privacy policy and disclose their practices that way. I actually wish the United States had similar privacy laws to better protect the privacy of its citizens and residents. The rampant data trading here is absolutely horrible (and the restrictions on French-made cheese are pretty bad too;-)).

      You could use a VPN to circumvent the blockage. The Opera browser has a built-in “browser VPN” – it’s not as good as a “real” VPN (more like a proxy), but that should do the trick.

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