Tired of accepting or rejecting cookie notices on websites you visit? You can now use any of these 3 browser extensions to automatically accept or disable browser cookies notice on any website.
In 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented in the European Union (EU) regulating how companies and websites control the data of their users and what data they collect in the first place.
In order to comply with this, many websites now show a pop-up as soon as you visit them asking if you “consent” to their collection of browser cookies. A great step but sadly, extremely annoying at the same time.
But there has to be a way to get around it, right? YeS – through the use of browser extensions that can accept or reject the permission notifications automatically based on your pre-determined settings.
So to get started with this automation journey, we will be delving into 3 such extensions which are ideal for this purpose:
This extension is available on:
- Pale Moon
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
- Waterfox browsers
For those of you who may be using Apple’s Safari, you can make use of the extension by adding its filter list to an ad blocker extension. This though according to the developers will not be as effective as the extension in itself.
Another good thing about this extension is that it claims to collect zero user data and has tons of solid reviews helping you make the leap.
Available exclusively for Chrome browser, this one’s a bit more stringent as it plainly blocks all cookie notifications without giving any concessions. It does so by “injecting” certain scripts in the current tab which is responsible for executing the “notice-blocking.”
However, there’s a problem on some websites with users reporting that they are breaking. Alongside, if you are a foodie – there’s an issue as well. You see, it kinda blocks actual cookies as well:
3. Ninja Cookie
Ninja Cookie has both a free and premium plan with the latter following a “pay what you want” subscription model:
The extension is available on:
- Google Chrome
Ninja Cookie works like the other extensions we have mentioned above except that it focuses on advertising other important features as well. These include the ability to whitelist certain websites and see the extension perform its operations in real-time giving insight into how it all is done in the background.
To conclude, these were 3 main extensions that we found to have decent reviews and so we believe they could reasonably be used by our readers. However, it is to be noted that you may not be successful in trying to run these in mobile browsers as the majority do not allow the installation of extensions.
Regardless, we are seeing web browsers make the move to block the existence of cookies entirely but that may take a couple of years more and so till then, this shall do!