occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"

then i catch myself.

no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.


When their entire business model depends on tracking you and selling that data to whoever wants it, it's hard to get them to change.


@anthracite @thamesynne

I still look back with 'fondness' on that site whose GDPR compliance was "if you don't like tracking, you can just disable cookies altogether! πŸ™ƒ"

I think it was a store, actually

@packbat @anthracite @thamesynne

You know, instead of monkeying about with third-party cookies, there really needs to be a standardized way to tell sites we don't want to be tracked. Get browser vendors to include it as a setting. Maybe call it something like "Do not Track"...

Oh wait, we tried that already, and practically nobody respected it.

@starchturrets @packbat @thamesynne

The fact that you’ve turned on DNT is just one more piece of data to put in your digital fingerprint!

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