This is a next-level anti-GDPR dark pattern from Forbes.

I selected that I only wanted the “required cookies” (no cookies should be required to read a text article.) “This may take up to a few minutes to process.” 🤔

@martin @laura That looks like it's doing the standard Industry "set a cookie for each tracker to indicate those trackers should not track you" thing that happens if you visit some of the major ad tracking opt-out pages.

Sounds like a fantastic idea... Set a cookie for every tracker... 🙄
Didn't know that exists...

Another website I can no longer bother with for this very reason

@laura what the heck even? also, what’s the chance that all the code running at that moment is sleep()?

@laura Opting out of cookies requires third-party cookies? 😂

@laura does that yellow notice even make sense from a technical standpoint?

@hirojin it's because they set a cookie to remember that you chose you don’t want cookies. It's the kind of backwards logic that’s rife in trackerland.

@laura so does that mean they're trying to push that cookie "upstream" to Google & Co?

Forbes is a really low quality news source so even more reason to avoid it.

@laura Compare that to , which did a freakin' amazing job complying to GDPR.

@laura that's abhorrent, I wonder if there is president for bringing a class action.

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