Ever since the European Union introduced their GDPR privacy laws earlier this year, websites have been required to be more direct about the online data they collect from visitors.
This is generally a good thing, but you probably don’t need to be reminded (for the millionth time) that cookies are being placed on your computer every time you pull up your favourite site.
For those suffering from terminal “cookie notification fatigue”, consider installing the “Kill Sticky Headers” bookmarklet to save your sanity.
Once you have it installed, simply click the bookmarklet in your browser bookmarks bar and all of a website’s cookie notifications will disappear for a while. Since the bookmarklet removes any “sticky headers”, you’ll also be able to get rid of other annoying elements, such as “sign up for my newsletter” prompts that attach to the bottom of a website.
The bookmarklet is a convenient little trick, but there are a few caveats to keep in mind. The first, and most notable, is that Kill Sticky Headers doesn’t seem to work on every site — such as Twitter, for example. (If that bothers you, try using an extension such as Ublock Origin and enabling anti-annoyance filters until the offending elements go away.)
Secondly, if the bookmarklet accidentally kills anything important on the page, such as a navigational element, a social-sharing button, or something else you find important, just refresh the site to restore it.