Whenever you open a website, maybe a blog or an entertainment purpose site, you are bombarded with these popup windows, which would tell you that the site uses cookies and you must accept all of them. It is a statement by the website that it is going to process your data, record every ounce of it and use it the way they have elaborated in their privacy policy. Because people want to browse the content of the site they are visiting, they go forward and accept these cookies. But they are never really in favor of this. It is extremely annoying, and it almost feels like a prank with the user, telling them that they should allow the website to use their data in whatever capacity it likes.

The general data protection regulation filled in these websites and blogs that they should ask for users’ consent regarding the storage of the data. So these website owners clumsily got on with a broken framework in the form of cookies. These cookies track the visitors visiting the website and ask for their consent, accepting a cookie in no way should be considered as the consent of the user that the website has the green light for using their data.

So when a common user reads about these cookies in the privacy policy that the website has drummed up, they think to themselves that the site is going to use the email address and record the impression such as which particular section of the website they were visiting and all that. But there is a bigger picture behind it. These sites mine the metadata of the users from whatever device they are connected to the website. Laptops, smartphones, or any device that is connected to the Internet produces a huge amount of data and metadata.

So, when you agree to these cookies, you also agree that the website has the permission to harvest whatever data your device has onboard. On the other hand, if you press no, which means you are not accepting these cookies, even so, an email tracker will be delivered to your device nonetheless. This approach needs to change as it is pure deceit to the people tending to the Internet for various reasons, such as reading a blog or sifting through information at the expense of giving away their data without any consent.