A cookie banner is an overlay on a website that usually covers content to inform users about the cookies which are used on a site.
With Opt-in users are usually shown are highlighted cookie banner as soon as a site is visîted which asks for permission to set cookies. Often there is also an option to allow only specific cookies.
With Opt-out cookies are set by default as soon as a users visits a site. After cookies are already set the user can decide to opt-out.
This option is not compliant with the GDPR and shouldn't be used.
Sometimes cookie banners are designed in such a way that it is nearly impossible to not allow all cookies. This happpens mainly with:
- Misleading button names,
- Close button for cookie banner is diffult to find or not available at all.
- "everytime you try and go on a website" @5tevieM March 25, 2021
- cookie fatigue