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Opera’s cookie dialog blocker is now available for Opera Touch on Android and iOS. The cookie dialog blocker means you’ll never have to see another cookie dialog box. Which have become the bane of everyone’s browsing experience since GDPR was introduced.
Opera launched Opera Touch on iOS in October 2018, bringing one-handed browsing to Apple’s operating system. The company has since made dozens of improvements to Opera Touch, including a new cookie dialog blocker, and more besides.
Block Those Annoying GDPR Cookie Prompts
Opera’s cookie dialog blocker does exactly what the name suggests. Which is let you block those annoying cookie dialog boxes that pop up when you visit a website for the first time. Or, if you’re prone to clearing your browsing data, every time you visit a website, period.
Cookie dialog boxes have become a major annoyance since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is intended to help people stay in control of their data, but it’s just meant we all have to tick more boxes.
Today we are introducing our cookie dialog blocker to Opera Touch! ? Now you can block annoying cookie dialogs and enjoy smoother web browsing. Available both on Android and iOS. Learn more & check out 23 other improvements: https://t.co/QtKBSJKlhC pic.twitter.com/unbSTLsoLk
— Opera (@opera) February 22, 2019
Opera’s cookie dialog blocker solves this problem. Once enabled, the cookie dialog blocker will hide these prompts from view. By default this means you’ll accept all cookies, but you can also reject them. However, this may prevent some websites from working.
To enable Opera’s cookie dialog blocker on Opera Touch, click the three dot menu in the top-right of the browser, click Settings, and then click Block Cookie Dialogs. You can then move the sliders across to suit your own needs, either accepting or rejecting cookies.
24 Ways Opera Has Improved Opera Touch
While the cookie dialog blocker is the newest Opera Touch feature, the company is keen to point out other improvements it has made. On the Opera Blog, Opera details 24 improvements, including a Private Mode, a Dark Theme, and configurable search engines.
If you haven’t yet tried the one-handed browser it would be worth revisiting our article discussing the launch of Opera Touch. And if you’re a fan of all things Opera and want to catch a glimpse of its plans for the future, check out our first look at Opera Neon.