On many websites you are offered the chance to select for what uses of your data you want to give consent. Having denied consent on one site, I noticed a ‘vendor preferences ‘ link at the bottom of the page. I began refusing consent on the incredibly long alphabetised list of vendors and noticed this comment. It seems that whether I refuse or not, they’ll use my data. Anyone with any expertise?
The other thing that annoys me is that nearly if not all websites you go on insist that you permit the download of cookies before you can access the website. You are asked to state preferences but not many let you reject all. Search a few websites and your computer or IPad is jam packed with them as well as tracking devices, really slowing everything down if not causing the system to crash. I am constantly clearing my IPad.
I am sick of preference windows coming up every time you open a new website. I have no idea what they are asking me. When you try going through the list it's tedious, I just say no to everything, but like you I feel I'm wasting my time. The only upside is that my McAfee Live Safe cleans them out once a week. That in itself is tedious because it means you have to give permission all over again next time you visit the website. I haven't yet found a way to select my regular websites not to get cleaned out.