opt-out consent is newspeak.
Consent is an act to agree to a future event.
In many websites, cookies are already sent by the time you see the opt-out, so if much of the cookie consent mechanisms were applied to sex; then we'd be calling it rape.


maybe your browser should reject cookies and only execute javascript if you whitelist the site

@xj9 maybe - but companies should at least be held to account under existing law (I live in the EU so ePrivacy and GDPR). There is a wider problem of tracking in apps, OSes, IOT devices and pervasive tracking of WiFi, Bluetooth and facial recognition such browsers can't solve. Also, deceptive banners about cookies are commonplace, so risks apply to whitelisting too. Imagine you are told you are consenting to sex with someone, but they swap in someone else.

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