Sometimes, when you want to read a regular website, you just cannot, because there’s a cookie popup in the way. Of course, in certain states, these are an implication of the law. However, if they won’t let you read the website, won’t let you opt out of tracking and actually do start to track you immediately, then this can be a bit of an annoyance. This video describes an easy way to circumvent these cookie popups using the free and open source plugin uBlock origin which is available for Firefox and other popular browsers.

This is not to say that as a professional web developer or business owner, you should not employ cookie popups. Whatever is the law, is the law. This video is just for end-users who want to read websites and don’t want to get tracked in the process (which, as I understand it, is the tl;dr of the relevant EU legislation).

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