In a recent survey it has been discovered that 55.6% of people say “Fuck off” out loud and bang accept repeatedly to get the message across every time a cookie warning pops up on a website they are trying to read.
“I decided to conduct the survey when I was trying to read an article about a badger, and a delayed cookie warning popped up and filled my screen,” the author of the survey explained. “I thought, I cannot be the only one this incensed by the interruption to my badger story, let’s find out.”
“I’m not surprised by the result,” one website owner told us. “it’s not just the readers who get pissed off. Do you think we as developers enjoy having to install popups telling people that our websites have cookies? Every f*cking website has cookies, they don’t work properly without them. It’s the person who actually writes the policy I feel sorry for. Putting all that work in to know absolutely no bugger is going to read it. What an utter waste of time.”