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  1. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #241

    Likely a result of GDPR. Shouldn't be ads though.


    https://eugdpr.org/
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  2. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #242

    Well, they appear as ads as well, but its mostly just popups telling me to accept cookies. Its not spyware though. Is there any way to get rid of them?
    Last edited by Cerawy; 18 Jun 2019 at 04:51.
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  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #243

    Not that I'm aware of. They have to announce they are placing cookies which might infringe on your Privacy.

    Maybe another member knows.
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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  5. Edwin's Avatar
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       #245

    Cookie warnings don't bug me,

    what p*sses me off is the full banner that explodes in your face:
    "Hey, wanna subscribe to our news letter..."
    or, and this is the best one..., you're still reading but you move your mouse a little and another banner explodes in your face:
    "Hey, before you leave this page..."
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  6. Demonlord4lf's Avatar
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       #246

    Edwin said:
    Cookie warnings don't bug me,

    what p*sses me off is the full banner that explodes in your face:

    or, and this is the best one..., you're still reading but you move your mouse a little and another banner explodes in your face:
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  7. bo elam's Avatar
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       #247

    Cerawy said:
    They appear as ads as well. Its not spyware, since it only seem to be on a few websites. Any way to get rid of them?
    Cerawy said:
    Im getting a lot of annoying popups and ads recently, such as checkboxes telling me to accept cookies, or popup messages that seems to be build into the websites. Any way to get rid of this?
    You are right when you say that some of this annoyances are built into the websites. Some of the websites we visit have code from 20 or more sites to run their stuff, that's where a lot of the annoyances we encounter when we browse the internet comes from. So, visiting one site sometimes is like visiting 20 sites at once. You need something for controlling whats allowed to run when you browse. If you control whats allowed to run, you ll get rid of most annoyance and enjoy a clean internet. A lot of this annoyances is generated by JavaScript written in webpages. I have been using NoScript for 10 years for controlling what runs to clean the internet, it works. I recommend it. My internet experience is clean. I visit nasty sites where NoScript turns the sharks of the internet into sardines. Basically, thats what NoScript.does. NoScript is the only addon/extension I use in Firefox, that alone should tell you the high regards I have for it.

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  8. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #248

    Edwin said:
    Cookie warnings don't bug me,

    what p*sses me off is the full banner that explodes in your face:

    or, and this is the best one..., you're still reading but you move your mouse a little and another banner explodes in your face:
    Yes, i get these as well, and they are very annoying. It doesnt seem like adblockers gets rid of them.
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  9. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       #249

    Cerawy said:
    Yes, i get these as well. They are very annoying. It doesnt seem to help installing adblockers.
    Turn Off the Lights - among other things, it blocks HTML5 Autoplay.

    Then there is blocking scripts, the most effective, but also the most annoying way.

    ScriptSafe - Chrome Web Store
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  10. bo elam's Avatar
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       #250

    TairikuOkami said:
    Then there is blocking scripts, the most effective, but also the most annoying way.
    Based on my personal experience and what I read others say about it, in my opinion, once you learn how to use this type of programs, the process of using script blocking programs like NoScript is not annoying. Whats annoying is the learning process. Learning how to use NoScript is not a one week thing, and people dont want to put up the time needed for learning. People use NoScript for two days, things don't make sense, they get frustrated, uninstall NoScript and call it annoying. For years, people have been calling NoScript annoying, so lets call it annoying and forget about it. Thats how that is. In my case it took about 6 months before things started making sense, and once that happened, I started using NoScript as its supposed to be used and things became a lot easier and more enjoyable to use the program.

    Personally, even though, I had no idea how to use NoScript the first time I installed it, I just went along with it, didn't try to make any sense of it, and never got frustrated as I knew it was a great program worth learning, recommended by security experts. At the time, it was the only program of its kind, that in itself made the program very attractive to me.

    Once you learn this program, its a set and forget kind of thing. It works silently. I dont have to deal with it everyday. Using NoScript should not be a when you go to a website, you have to do things with NoScript every time you do so for the site to work. Once you become an advanced user, thats how that works. A lot of users never become advanced, and keep using the program same way as when they first started. This type of users have to constantly be clicking to allow this and allow that for things to work. You can use NoScript that way, but is not really the proper way and using it that way is not convenient. TairikuOkami, what I wrote above I wrote it more thinking of other users than yourself.

    @Cerawy. I doubt there is any other way to block annoyances in your browser other than content blockers like adblockers (I dont use them as NoScript takes care of most of them as well) or programs like NoScript. Think of this also, this makes it even more worth the learning and adopting of NoScript or something like NoScript. I see 3 benefits of using this type of programs: 1. I already talk about it. You get rid of annoyances, by doing so, your internet experience becomes clean which makes it easier to focus on what you are doing. 2. Resources. Your computer uses a lot less resources when you block content that's not required to run for what you want to do when you visit a website. The difference is not little, its huge. In some websites that have a lot of garbage running, without NoScript, the fan runs high, the computer gets hot, and the computer uses more CPU and memory, etc. More wear and tear for the computer. On the other hand, if you visit same site with NoScript On, and you only allow to run the content thats really required for the site to work properly, your computer breezes. Its cool, you dont hear the fan. etc. This things are real. And 3. You are more secure. NoScript gives you security. I am a Sandboxie user, that's where my security comes from but I written many times before that when I m browsing, the one really keeping me safe, is NoScript. Ever since I started using NoScript 10 years ago, I never seen anything like malware attempt to run while browsing, thats mostly do to the blocking done by NoScript, not Sandboxie. So, I credit NoScript for that.

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