Consent-O-Matic

Consent-O-Matic

Automatic handling of GDPR consent forms

Consent-O-Matic
What is Consent-O-Matic?
`Consent-O-Matic` is a user-friendly Firefox add-on developed by Aarhus University's privacy researchers. It works by automatically handling the consent pop-ups that appear on websites, ensuring that your privacy is prioritized and minimizing the risk of manipulation through complex cookie consents. This tool effectively categorizes data processing into 5 categories that users can modify according to their preferences. Their main aim is to protect individual user data in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
Merlin
Stats
Version: 1.0.13 (Last updated: 2024-03-11)
Creation date: 2019-12-06
Weekly download count: 667
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • tabs
  • storage
Size: 175.13K
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Consent-O-Matic
Consent-O-Matic (v1.0.13)
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Summary

Cookie pop-ups are designed to be confusing and make you 'agree' to be tracked. This add-on automatically answers consent pop-ups for you, so you can't be manipulated. Set your preferences once, and let the technology do the rest!

This add-on is built and maintained by workers at Aarhus University in Denmark. We are privacy researchers that got tired of seeing how companies violate the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Because the organisations that enforce the GDPR do not have enough resources, we built this add-on to help them out.

We looked at 680 pop-ups and combined their data processing purposes into 5 categories that you can toggle on or off. Sometimes our categories don't perfectly match those on the website, so then we will choose the more privacy preserving option.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Saves clicks
  • Works on many websites
  • Can be installed on mobile version of Firefox
Cons
  • Flagged as a severe threat by Windows Security
  • Breaks images on some websites
Most mentioned
  • Saves clicks
  • Flagged as a severe threat by Windows Security
  • Works on many websites
Recent reviews
It simply didn't work. Uninstalled.
by p3whyte, 2024-05-23

by voidviewer, 2024-04-30

by voidviewer, 2024-04-30
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Safety
Risk impact

Consent-O-Matic is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Consent-O-Matic if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Consent-O-Matic is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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