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TheMarySue does split the cookies to necessary and other categories but I can't find how to disable any of those...

And yeah, it does turn them all on without any indication that it does. You have to hunt the cookie policy in the footer and then click on "cookie settings" to get the same pop-over showing you that everything is turned on now.
The switches aren't very on-looking either.

This is malicious, sorry.

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Dark pattern galore on! Options are disabled but I' willing to bet that if you tap on "Accept Recommended Settings" it's going to turn them all on.

You have to tap on the almost invisible "Close" link below the fold if you want to opt out.

Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

I've seen so many evil patterns I can't rule out this being intentional. Unlikely, but what if?

All this time the popup is still nagging and eats half of your screen. I return to the previous page as I'm not willing to disable cookies altogether. Guess what was hidden under that popup (or scrolled conveniently away I don't remember)

, of course

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A little bit of swearching yields this helpful guide that tells you how to disable cookies altogether, after warning that this might break the website (the warning is not visible in the screenshot)

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The story of consent, in four parts. It all starts with the usual popup

If you want to withdraw consent they redirect you to their standard contact form.

What are the odds that this contact form delivers email to /dev/null ?

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You always have the choice yada yada. Then a single button.

without further investigation.

New (to me) GDPR Dark Pattern 

The soundblaster website has a popup on which "Analytical" and "Third Party" cookies are disabled by default. "Necessary cookies" are enabled by default and cannot be disabled.
Under all that is a big red button that says "Enable", presumably enabling *all* cookies.
The way to keep the cookies disabled is to click the small, light-grey X in the upper right corner… sneaky 😠

Sorry for the German screenshot, guess they go by GeoIP.

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Basically, you're greet with a nice and horrible thing on the top of the page (picture 1). The deny button is pretty much invisible if you don't pay attention.

You click on the deny button. You're greet with some #darkpattern sauce to confirm if you're sure about your denial of consent (picture 2). Click on deny and you'll be sent back right at the home page (page 3).

@GDPR_HallOfShame we can safely say that that website ( fits nicely on the #GDPRHallOfShame, right ?

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Envato gives you the choice to enable some of the cookies but their website breaks horribly if you do. They never thought anyone would bother. Not to mention that the button to accept is called "Allow all cookies" even if you deselect some.

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