A digital diet low in cookies

Informative article from Nieman Labs about tricks used by websites to get users to consent to cookies that enable tracking across websites.

Dark design has proven to be an incredibly effective way of encouraging web users to part with their time, money and privacy. This in turn has established “dark patterns,” or sets of practices designers know they can use to manipulate web users. They’re difficult to spot, but they’re increasingly prevalent in the websites and apps we use every day, creating products that are manipulative by design, much like the persistent, ever-present pop-ups we’re forced to close when we visit a new website.

Ideally, no cookies, but if needed only those absolutely necessary.