Nearly all websites use tracking technologies to collect data about you. By law, they often need your permission, which is why many websites have “consent pop-ups”. However, 90% of these pop-ups use so-called “dark patterns”, which are designed to make it very difficult to say no, but very easy to say yes. Although using dark patterns is illegal, the laws are not enforced enough, so many websites get away with it.
Consent-O-Matic is a browser extension that recognizes CMP (Consent Management Provider) pop-ups that have become ubiquitous on the web and automatically fills them out based on your preferences – even if you meet a dark pattern design. Sometimes a website might not use standard categories, and in that case, Consent-O-Matic will always try to submit the most privacy preserving settings.
We try our best to keep up to date with most variants of pop-ups but you might see pop-ups Consent-O-Matic can't handle yet. If you do, we are grateful if you will use the extension's mechanism to anonymously report the site to us so we can update the rules. You do so by clicking the extension icon and press "Let us know" (on iOS press the small puzzle piece in the location bar first). We also welcome contributions to rules, see how at our GitHub repository in the Source section.
You can install the extension in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge for the desktop and Safari for mobile.