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.

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im not even European, and its basically almost every site I go on has a dumb popup that takes up half the page that says "we use cookies to track you, you cant do anything about it"

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@starrycosmos @thamesynne they obviously lie, you can do something about it. Get off of that site.

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