Avast acquires the I don’t care about Cookies browser extension
Avast, a company known for its security products and services, has acquired the popular browser extension I don’t care about cookies.
The extension deals with cookie notices that most websites automatically display these days. Instead of having to click one or more buttons to submit your cookie preferences to a site, these prompts would be handled automatically by the extension.
The browser extension can accept all or only necessary cookies, staying true to its name. The developer suggests using other means, such as blocking third-party cookies, to improve online privacy. I don’t care about the purpose of cookies, it’s to remove an inconvenience on the Internet only.
The extension developer published a short message on the official website about the acquisition of Avast. According to the information, the extension remains free and the developer continues to work on the project.
Avast offered to acquire the project so we could help each other create even better products and I decided to accept the offer: “I don’t care about cookies” is now officially part of the Avast family
I will continue to work on the project and the extension will remain free. Donations are no longer needed to move the project forward, of course.
Avast has not issued a press release on the acquisition so far. Avast’s motivation for acquiring the extension is unknown at this point. It is possible that the company plans to integrate the feature into some of its products.
Alternatives to I don’t care about co0okies are available. We recently looked at Cookie Block and Never-Consent, which reject consent on many websites. These extensions attempt to automatically choose the best choice for the user, which almost always amounts to rejecting consent for any form of cookie except those that are necessary.
Now you: what is your opinion on the acquisition? (Going through desktop modifier)