Spawn

Administrator
Verified
Staff member
Got some questions regarding these cookie consent messages that we see on a regular basis.

Cutting to the chase:
  1. Are these GDPR-compliant cookie consent messages complicated or misleading?
  2. If I clear my browser history, cache and cookies on regular basis, do I need to consent again?
  3. What's the best way to configure my browser to prevent advertising cookies?
  4. Do content blockers (ie. adblockers) help in anyway?
  5. What's happens if my Adblocker hides these messages, are cookies set?


Here is an example of what I mean about "Cookie Consent for GDPR compliant sites".


Cookie preferences

Advertising cookies

Functional cookies

Required cookies









Provide secure log-in

x​

x​

x​

Remember how far you are through an order

x​

x​

x​

Remember your log-in details

x​

x​


Remember what is in your shopping cart

x​

x​


Make sure the website looks consistent

x​

x​


Allow you to share pages with social networks

x​


Allow you to post comments

x​



Serve ads relevant to your interests

x​



On Forbes.com (which rarely loads).
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I chose Required cookies only and you're "temporary" blocked from visiting the site.
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Thanks for the help and any input.
 

BryanB

Level 17
Verified
1. No
2. No, that would be too annoying, the site will cache it on their end
3. In browser settings select block all cookies (except homemade chocolate chip, I allow these)
4. No
5. Yes, to their preference or they will ask you to turn off your ad blocker
 

HarborFront

Level 46
Verified
Content Creator
Yah...those annoying cookie messages

In uBO there's Fanboy's CookieMonster List which you can enable or

you can use an extension 'I don't care about cookies' to block them. I find using extension more effective
 

Azure

Level 24
Verified
Content Creator
Yah...those annoying cookie messages

In uBO there's Fanboy's CookieMonster List which you can enable or

you can use an extension 'I don't care about cookies' to block them. I find using extension more effective
Are you sure it blocks them? I'm aware that some cookie filter list actually accepts the cookies so that users don't have to receive those site notifications.
 
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HarborFront

Level 46
Verified
Content Creator
Are you sure it blocks them? I'm aware that some cookie filter list actually accepts the cookies so that users don't have to receive those site notifications.
What I meant it prevented the cookie messages from appearing. I have '3rd-party cookies blocked' with exception cookies in my setting and also have Cookie AutoDelete set to delete cookies every 15 sec