Back in 2009, the Internet was a different place. The iPhone was just two years old, and the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, just saw the light of day. Most people accessed the web primarily through their desktop machines, and a significant portion of them never bothered to update their aging Internet Explorer 6 – much to the dismay of many web developers. Then, in a sudden change, usage of the browser went down as Google started to pull support for the browser. Read MoreThe story of how a conspiracy inside YouTube helped kill Internet Explorer 6 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
When browsing the web these days, it’s common to see a big banner or dialog asking for cookie consent every time you visit a site. Thanks to GDPR, this is now a legal requirement in the EU, so you’ll encounter it multiple times a day. Opera Browser Beta is offering you chance to get rid of them.
It’s an extension of the app’s ad blocker, with a new toggle to “Block cookie dialogs” and a further check box letting you “Automatically accept cookie dialogs,” which, let’s be honest, we all do anyway without even reading them (To be clear: this is not what I’d advise you to do — it’s always best to read before accepting). Read MoreOpera Browser Beta can now block those annoying cookie dialogs [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.