Cookie consents or popups are so much annoying to me. I hope you are on the same page. Though it’s a very good feature. But it hampers the readability. Finally, I found a solution to get rid of the Cookie Popups. And I like to share with you how to stop cookie popups from your browser permanently!
What is Cookie And From When It Becomes Mandatory Consent to Provide?
According to Whatarecookies,
Cookies are small files that are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a specific user. The page itself can contain some script that is aware of the data in the cookie and so can carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
Are Cookies Safe?
Usually, cookies cannot transfer any malicious virus to your computer. But it tracks your browsing activity. Here is a short video about cookies by Norton. Hope you will get an idea about what a cookie can do!
What is Cookie Law and From When It Becomes Mandatory Consent to Provide?
The ePrivacy Directive – is basically known as Cookie law. It becomes a mandatory consent from 2002 in the EU. The Cookie Law requires that every user needs to be notified before storing any file in the user’s browser. If you want to learn more about cookie laws and its consent then you can visit here,
How to Stop Cookie Popups Permanently?
For many purposes, I have to visit so many sites. Every time when I entered the site this cookie consent distract me. Most of the sites are using a large scale of a banner to notify me. Some of them don’t provide us to decline the consent. A few of them are so mean they can’t allow me to read the content without accepting the consent. I googled so many times to find possible automated solutions for it but every time Google disappoints me. Then I came up with a simple trick, I just inspect the elements from the browser and delete the CSS Code of the Cookie popups to get rid of the cookie consent and read the article and left the site. But the problem is that while I have to reload the page the consent popup becomes alive again. Ahh. I need a permanent solution. Because I need to pay visits to those sites on a regular basis because of their quality content. Maybe you also faced the same problem.
Stopping Cookie Popups Step by Step Guideline
First of all, I like to clarify to you that I tried this method in Google Chrome Browser. It works properly. But don’t worry if you are a Firefox user then I’ll share an alternative solution for you.
First of all activate Amino: Live CSS Editor in your Chrome Browser. If the link doesn’t work for you then, please go to your Chrome Extension Store. Search for Amino and activate it.
Navigate to => Chrome Menu => More Tools => Extensions => Top Left Extension Main Menu => Bottom Left => Open Chrome Web Store => Search Amino
Amino will ask for your email address after the activation. Provide any of your email addresses. Or you can use any temp mail.
Now visit your desired site. Wait for a while to get the cookie notice. When the Cookie Consent popups inspect the elements of your browser. If you are a windows user just press Control+Shift+C or you are using Mac then press Command+Shift+C. Then hover your mouse cursor to the cookie consent popup to get the CSS Codes. Or you can right-click of your mouse pointing the cookie consent and select inspect element from the dropdown option.
Now go to the style CSS bar. Find the Cookie Consent CSS. Then add simple CSS,
display: none! .
You will see the Cookie Popup will hide automatically. Sometimes this code may not work because of the hard-coded CSS of the site. Then you have to add this CSS Code,
display: none! important; .
Now copy the whole style CSS file with the class.
Now open the Amino Extension. Select Domain from the top left section. Then click the right button of your mouse and paste the code there and save the code from the bottom left button. Huzzah! Enjoy browsing the site without the annoying cookie consent. You can check the image guideline from below,
If you select the Domain then you can visit the whole site without any cookie consent until the removal of Amino Extension from your browser. Or the code from the Amino Extension. One more thing need to mention, the Control + V or Command + V the shortcode will not work in the Amino Live CSS Editor Extension. All the time you have to paste the code by using a mouse right-click option.
An Alternative to Animo CSS live Editor Extention for Firefox Browser
If you are a Firefox browser user then you can try Live editor for CSS and LESS by webextensions.org. You can try this tool. Though I didn’t use that tool. Hope you will be benefited. And don’t forget to inform me if you become successful by using the alternative solution for Firefox.
I Don’t Care About Cookies
If you don’t care about cookies then there is a great tool for you. There is an extension which name is also “I Don’t Care About Cookies”. This tool will automatically accept the cookies of the site. And for that reason, you will not get the consent of the Cookie Popup. To get the tool the Google Chrome User visit here and the Firefox User visit here.
How to Disable Cookies?
Who Is Responsible for Storing Cookies in Browsers
HTTP – the primary protocol used in web browsing to communicate with a web server – is an inherently stateless, sessionless computing experience.
That means that every page load, each request, is an independent event, unrelated to the events that come before or after it.
This is fine for seeing a few documents that somebody put in their server, but anything more complicated – such as logging in and getting user-specific content – requires some sort of persistence mechanism, something that will alert the server that the current request from you is related to the previous one, they are both from the same individual on the exact same computer.
The server creates one the first time you visit a website. It sends it to your browser, and your browser stores it. On subsequent page loads, the browser informs the host of the applicable cookies currently being stored. The server reads them and knows that this is the same browser as before.
So we can say that Servers stores are somewhat responsible for storing cookies to your browsers.
Disable third-party cookies in Firefox to stop some types of tracking by advertisers
Disabling third-party cookies in Firefox can stop some types of tracking by advertisers, but not all. If you are concerned about tracking, see also How do I turn on the Do Not Track feature?, Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for desktop and Trackers and scripts Firefox blocks in Enhanced Tracking Protection.
Disable third-party cookies
To block third-party trackers or all third-party cookies:
- Click the menu button & select Preferences.
- Select the Privacy & Security panel.
- Under Enhanced Tracking Protection, select the Custom radio button to choose what to block.
- Select the Cookies checkbox. Cross-site and social media trackers are the default setting.
To block all third-party cookies, select All third-party cookies (may cause websites to break) from the drop-down.
- Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.
What Should You Do If You Have Mistakenly Approve a Cookie Consent!
Nowadays, some sites are not allowing you to visit their site without accepting the cookie consent. Sometimes you the Amino CSS Edition cannot help you like the “display- none” CSS doesn’t work there. If there is no better alternative to that site, then we are bound to accept the consent and allowing the cookie to track all things. But one thing still can do. After finishing your job on that site, just quit chrome if you are browsing with a Chrome browser. Oh ho ho, wait, before quitting Chrome, navigate here and on this life-saving feature.
Navigate to => Chrome Setting => Privacy & Setting => Cookie & Other Site Data => Turn On Clear Cookies And Site Data When You Quit Chrome
Did you use that before? I forgot to mention it before. Now you have the ultimate key to save your back from the irritating cookies.