GDRP and cookie consent prompts are displayed on many Internet sites. Some sites check a user's location to determine whether consent prompts need to be displayed, others display these prompts to anyone entering the site.
What started with good intentions has quickly turned the Internet into consent-hell as users are bombarded with these prompts quite frequently.
The Firefox and Chromium add-on Never-Consent has been designed to provide an automated solution for users of the browser. It will refuse GDPR consent on any site that is loaded in the web browser provided that the site uses a consent platform that is supported. The latest version at the time of writing supports a good dozen consent platforms including Cookie Law Info, CookieConsent, Quantcast, OneTrust, ConsentManager and Didomi.
All it takes is to install the extension in a supported browser, e.g. Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based). The extension works automatically in the background to refuse any GDPR consent prompt right away that the extension recognizes. The extension itself is open source, you can check out the source on the project's GitHub site.
Additional GDPR platforms are already on the project's to-do list, and the project team is looking for a solution to deal with custom GDPR prompts that are not powered by any of the widely used platforms.
The extension comes without any options and works right after installation.
Never-Consent is a handy browser extension that complements the anti-cookie consent extensions and options nicely. Users who run into GDPR prompts frequently benefit the most from installing the extension, others may prefer to handle the prompts manually to avoid installing another extension in the web browser of choice.
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