Those GDPR nag screens actually are more damaging than useful. Nobody has the energy to jump through the hoops all different sites set up for you to opt-out of tracking. Yet you will constantly see those pages if you have opted out.

If you use some privacy extensions that block tracking cookies and stuff, you will keep getting those nag screens, because they have no idea whether you have seen it or not (because of no tracking)

So browsing the web has become the constant of:

1) Search something
2) Deal with nagscreens
3) See the page
4) Go to other page
5) Repeat from step two

I wonder what this will lead to? People are less likely to visit random pages and stick to ones they have account on? Will darknet become more popular? Will somebody design some standard way to get rid of this nagscreen wave?

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    I especially hate the ones that literally cover half the page, or ones that pop up as a modal (is that the right term?) I'm so glad I at some point learned that whole "Inspect elements" and applying local CSS rules thing.
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    @Navigatr some pages literally load the GPDR stuff instead of any content. So there is no way of going past that.

    Additionally every page is different. It's easy to target one specific page, but if you are just randomly browsing the web, instead of the content you are always first faced with those GPDR things instead.
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    @ClySuva Aka. motherfucking Tumblr. That kind of shit makes me want to commit murder. Tumblr especially likes to hide all the "disable" options in ways to make it seem like they don't exist, and even then, if you disable the stuff they won't let you access the website until you do allow all those fucking trackers.
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    i've seen gdpr notifications, with their own menu and settings, and one where u could change the color of it.... this is rmy getting out of hand yes
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    I really wish that the browser vendors get together and implement a permissions system so that we get a consistent in-browser GDPR UI. Something like: "This website wants to place tracking cookies. [Allow] [block]"
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    I suppose it depends on how much person browsing cares. If they don't care what website does with data then it can be annoying to go thru popup.

    Otherwise I think there are 3 options, at least from what I saw:

    1. You opt out, you don't see it anymore

    2. You opt out, it keeps asking you again when you come back

    3. You either can't opt out from what you want or you need to opt out from individual partners (with does not comply with GDPR, since opt out needs to be as easy as opt in) - leave this site.

    I usually come back to sites that are either 1 or 2, but I wouldn't be regular of 2. I might come back to 3 on accident (links from reddit and such), but always leave.
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    Although I agree that they should be more user friendly, I'm very glad that they're there so users have an actual choice.
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    @linuxxx ^ True that, good point.
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    @linuxxx The problem is it’s distracting from actual privacy concerns, like what companies do with your data once you’ve authorized them.

    Policing cookies is a waste of everyone’s time and energy when a browser setting would solve it completely.
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    I’ve literally never said no to a cookie request. Why would I? Cookies are a normal and safe way for websites to remember their own data when you come back to it later.

    Blocking cookies does not protect your personal data. It might make it harder for sites to track or correlate your actions, but again if that’s your concern why can’t we just make this a browser setting?

    The real concern with cookies is allowing embedded iframes to access cookies in a host page or vice versa, which btw GDPR does nothing for, and is something Apple had to take it upon themselves to block in Safari on their own.

    GDPR is a fuckup of monumental proportions. I can’t fathom how many billions of dollars have been wasted on this non-issue.
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    The funny thing is, that most browsers already implement a "Do not track" feature since a long time...
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