When we talk about the term cookies on the Internet, we refer to a file created by websites where the personal browsing data that the pages store are located so that browsing is faster and more efficient. This is something that sounds very nice, but, in addition, they also serve to track all the user preferences to create a specific profile for advertisers. All pages are obliged to inform users who browse it that their data will be stored.
In order to eliminate the cookie notice that appears when we visit any website, we can use some free extensions that we have available for Chrome. We tell you some of the best options to avoid these annoying windows.
Extensions to hide the cookie message in Chrome
I don’t care about cookies
This extension has a fairly clear translation with its intentions: “I don’t care about cookies.” With it we can hide annoying pop-ups acceptance of cookies. It works in a simple way since we will not have to do anything more than install it to start working, hiding these banners and annoying windows. That is why it will be responsible for accepting exclusively the essential cookies, so that we don’t have to make them ourselves.
Disadvantages of I don’t care about cookies
When using this extension, we may find the inconvenience that if we aggressively hide all cookies, we may have problems navigating on certain pages.
Cookie Notice Blocker
This extension was created to eliminate the cookie consent notices that appear every time we enter a website. With its installation we achieve that do not show us any type of advertising cookies, nor does it alter its behavior, as it is only responsible for blocking them or closing the notifications on the page so that we do not have to do it manually. This extension works by injecting scripts in each tab, in such a way that they hide a large number of cookie notices, and can be enabled or disabled to our liking.
Disadvantages of Cookie Notice Blocker
When using this extension we must bear in mind that blocking these notices does not imply any guarantee that websites will not set cookies to track them. Also, some sites are especially forceful when it comes to implementing cookie consent, so this extension may not work in all cases.
Remove Cookie Banners
This useful extension will help us hide annoying cookies when visiting any web page. It also takes care of hiding other annoying notifications ads such as email registration windows of pages that appear at the top of the content. In case we need it, the extension can be easily deactivated from a certain site in case something goes wrong and the configuration will be remembered on future visits.
Drawbacks of Remove Cookie Banners
When using this extension, keep in mind that it is in English, which can be a problem for some users. Also, some pages may crash when using it.
We are facing an open source extension capable of hide annoying pop-up windows that appear every time we visit a website with the “accept cookies” sign. We can configure it to allow this extension to hide the input cookies of all the websites that we visit, and can also select that it only do so on specific websites.
Disadvantages of Cookie Monster
Cookie Monster is an efficient tool, although there are websites that can choke you when it comes to hiding the cookie message, it does not have a wide range of configuration options either.
This extension is responsible for automatically accepting the cookie warnings that we encounter when visiting any website. It is able to hide banners and messages of acceptance of cookies on the vast majority of pages. We can configure it to be effective on all pages or on those that we add ourselves.
Drawbacks of Peekshkot
Peekshkot works efficiently, although some websites with very aggressive cookies may not work correctly.
To hide all the cookie ads that we find when opening a web page we can use an open source extension such as Cookie Fucker. This plugin for Chrome does not have a large database or specific rules for each website. Instead it features a lightweight and smart algorithm which is responsible for making a quick analysis of a web page and automatically eliminating all annoying notifications.
Disadvantages of Cookie Fucker
Cookie Fucker generally works fine except for those web pages that have pop-up logins which also blocks us and does not allow or exclude these sites or allow users to add the URL as an exception.
CookiesBlock – cookie pop-ups
With this extension we can hide all kinds of cookie notices when we visit a web page. In this way, this plugin is able to hide notification pop-ups, cookie warning windows, newsletter pop-ups, translation pop-ups, and subscription pop-ups. In this way we achieve a more fluid and comfortable navigation.
Disadvantages of using CookiesBlock – cookie pop-ups
CookiesBlock works fine, but requires an excessive set of permissions to work (history, access to settings, geolocation permission locks, etc).
This extension has access to all our browsing data for the sole purpose of hide the annoying and horrible cookie banner when visiting any web page. Its operation is correct, being able to block pop-up windows when visiting a new web page on most occasions.
Disadvantages of Cookie Banner
The extension requires access to all our browsing data.
Which of all the extensions for Chrome is the most recommended
In general, these extensions tend to work correctly in most cases, fulfilling their mission efficiently. In the case of recommending one above all, you may find yourself I don’t care about cookies. It is undoubtedly the most popular of all. Proof of this is that it is also available for other browsers, such as Firefox or Opera. It allows making a list of authorized websites, taking care of automatically notifying the websites we navigate through. This prevents the message from appearing again when we visit new pages.