I know. GDPR. It’s boring. I tend to view it in another way, though. GDPR is a good opportunity to raise a lot of the issues around privacy in the vast internet world. Every, well managed, website has introduced some sort of cookie consent mechanism. Putting aside the obvious benefits of putting more control in the hands of website visitors, I don’t believe this is the right approach. It has a significant impact on experience, and requires a lot of effort to manage consent holistically in a complex environment like the internet. What are the alternatives, and what role web browsers play in this? Continue reading