In Italy and EU some stupid laws oblige webmasters to add cookie notices to their sites, to inform the users that cookies are being used. But who the hell cares? Often there is no choice but to abandon the site you’re visit or consent to cookies, and power users already know how to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis using their browser’s settings.
Cookie warnings are useless, obtrusive and just another item to dismiss on web pages. Luckily, we can block most of them easily.
If you’re using a browser plugin like AdBlock Plus, Adblock, uBlock Origin or others which support ABP-style blocklists (and you really should!), you can add these two lists which block a whole lot of cookie warnings:
The URLs of the lists can be found on the web pages: you just need to add them to your blocker. Usually this can be done in the extension preferences.
If you’re not using any adblocker, I really recommend uBlock Origin. It’s a fast and lightweight ad blocker which can make your browsing experience just better.
Happy browsing! 🙂
P.S.: yeah, even this blog has a cookie warning… which can be successfully blocked using the above method!