Due to semi-recent laws, every website you go to has a giant “Please allow us to store cookies in your browser” banner. I understand the importance and usefulness of these laws, but for most people, those banners are just annoying popups on websites that you might only ever visit once, and many people instinctively dismiss them without a second thought.
What if, there was a standard way for a website to inform the browser of its cookie policies. The end-user could then set some browser-level options to decide how they want to handle these cookie policies. Some example possible configurations:
- Always present the cookie policies to me, and let me manually decide if I accept/decline them (how the web works today)
- Auto-accept cookie policies that only store cookies for essential, non-advertising functionality, otherwise present the policy to me.
- Auto-decline all cookie policies
- Auto-accept all cookie policies (Like it was in the good old days)