Opera will block those annoying cookie dialog boxes on its Android app

After briefly testing the feature in beta, Opera is officially rolling out the option for its Android app users to automatically block cookie dialog boxes that pop up on websites. (That type of pop-up is especially prevalent since GDPR went into effect back in May.) The company says it’s tested the blocker across 15,000 websites and hopes to support more going forward.

The technology relies on a “combination of CSS rules and JavaScript heuristics” to function, the company explains. Now, just turning off the dialog box won’t block the cookies. Users will have to choose whether they want to outright block all cookies, no cookies, or only block cookies from third parties.

Along with that major update, Opera is also shipping other…

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