Opera’s cookie dialog blocker is now available for Opera Touch on Android and iOS. The cookie dialog blocker means you never have to see another cookie dialog. Which have become a curse for all users since the introduction of the GDPR.
Opera launches Opera Touch on iOS in October 2018 by opening one-handed browsing on Apple’s operating system. Since then, the company has made dozens of improvements to Opera Touch, including a new cookie dialog blocker and more.
Block those annoying GDPR cookie requests
Opera’s cookie dialog blocker does exactly what the name suggests. This allows you to block those annoying cookie dialogs that appear the first time you visit a website. Or, if you’re prone to clearing your browsing data every time you visit a website, period.
Cookie dialog boxes have become a big annoyance since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is meant to help people control their data, but that just means we all need to check more boxes.
Opera’s cookie dialog blocker solves this problem. Once enabled, the cookie dialog blocker will hide these prompts. By default, this means that you accept all cookies, but you can also decline them. However, this may interfere with some websites.
To enable Opera’s cookie dialog blocker in Opera Touch, click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the browser, click » Settings» and then — » Block cookie dialogs» . You can then move the sliders to suit your needs by accepting or declining cookies.
Download: Opera Touch for Android or iOS
24 Ways Opera Improved Opera Touch
Although the cookie dialog blocker is Opera Touch’s newest feature, the company is keen to point out other improvements it has made. In the Opera Blog, Opera talks about 24 improvements, including private mode, dark theme, and customizable search engines.
If you haven’t tried the one-handed browser yet, it’s worth revisiting our Opera Touch launch article. And if you’re a fan of all things Opera and want to take a look at its plans for the future, check out our first look at Opera Neon.