Vivaldi browser wants to hide cookie banners – com! professional


They drive almost everyone crazy at some point. At least almost. Cookie requests from websites. Whenever you open a new page. A browser now wants to alleviate the pain.

His following values ​​the Vivaldi browser for its various privacy settings including tracking blocker. With the automatic hiding of annoying cookie banners, the developers have now integrated a new feature. It should save users various clicks and thus valuable time.

The new, Cookie Crumbler function is still in the test phase, but since Vivaldi version 3.8, which has just been released, it can be tried out – both on the computer and on Android mobile devices.

Off to the settings

To do this, go to “Tools / Settings / Privacy / Tracker and ad blocker” in the menu and click on “Manage sources” and activate the “Remove cookie warnings” list under “Ad blocker sources”.

From now on, website services that usually ask for cookie consent, as well as a tracker or an advertising banner, will be blocked, or the cookie dialog banner will be hidden.

Block lists as the backbone

This works on the basis of regularly updated blacklists, as they are also used to block tracking. Should cookies land on the computer due to the rabid banner blocking, the tracking blocker built into Vivaldi often prevents the user from being observed for advertising purposes on the way through the network.

Vivaldi points out that some websites may refuse access due to the cookie banner blocker or may not work as expected. Vivaldi’s ad blocker and thus the cookie crumbler must then be deactivated on such pages for full functionality.

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