@thamesynne wonder if one solution would be to write an add-on that auto-refuses all tracking options in the GDPR-mandated popup and also dismisses the pop-up.
Then when they inevitably change the pop-up to fight off the add-on you can accuse them of making choice difficult.
It'll also make it possible to decline pop-ups that do not allow you to decline (which is against the GDPR).
@polychrome @thamesynne uBlock does a part of that - you can right-click on the popup and choose 'Block element', and that will stop that popup appearing on that site in the future. And since you haven't explicitly opted in to tracking, the site /shouldn't/ have started tracking you (but I'm skeptical about this bit).
Picking the right element can be tricky, and you need to do it once for each site though.
@thamesynne @OpinionatedGeek a growing number of them have the text say "continue to use this site to agree" as the clause, and at least one autoaccepted on my behalf as soon as I scrolled down so this cannot be trusted.
Ofcourse these same sites also tend to only have a "Got it!" button with no way to opt out, regardless of how that's against the GDPA so.
@polychrome @thamesynne Ah. Haven't seen any sites that assume agreement by just using the site, but I'd guessed there'd be some. Maybe there'll be fewer as time goes on and we see some GDPR fines/prosecutions?
I have extensions to block trackers and auto-delete cookies, as well as using uBlock. I'm starting to question how much effort I'm devoting to this...
@polychrome There's a Firefox addon that does the opposite: Just consent (rather: just remove those popups). Combine that with "AutoDelete Cookies" – et voila! As soon as the tab is closed, cookies are finished. Except for those you explicitly whitelisted (or graylisted, to be wiped on session end). Good solution actually, typical win-win and all happy: Advertisers got their cookies placed (they think), we are not nagged, and neither tracked that way 🤣
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