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Cookie Monster

Am I the only one who finds web site cookie permission requests much more annoying than just silently setting cookies? I just came across a particularly broken example. It:

Pops up a translucent box full of legalese that obscures the bottom of the page.
Doesn't give you an option to reject cookies.
Requires you to tick a box to say you have read the legalese before you click the accept button.
Every time you tick the box and click accept, it redirects you to the front page of the site and pops up the cookie permission box again.
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Such popup boxes are usually produced using javascript and CSS.

Just install NoScript and block javascript on sites that use them and you'll have a much more peaceful browsing experience ...
"Am I the only one who finds web site cookie permission requests much more annoying than just silently setting cookies?"

Me too.
Outstanding post title - gold star :)
Unfortunately, due to a well-intentioned-if-you-squint-sideways-but-completely-braindead-in-the-implementation law, sites are now required to advise you what they're doing with those cookies. Since most sites don't want to admit that they're taking money from advertisers who want to track your every move on the net, but do want to not get Made An Example Of, and thus follow the letter of the law, things get very annoying very quickly.

As per autopope, I'd go with nuking their JS rights via something like noscript, which at least reduces the annoyance factor to something easily ignorable.

(If it's any consolation, most of the web techies implementing the things probably hate them, and that dratted law, as much as you do)