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Why is every website these days asking me to accept their cookies, and how do I know which ones to accept? (Photo: Getty Images)

QUESTION: Why is every website these days asking me to accept their cookies, and how do I know which ones to accept?

ANSWER: We’re all seeing these pop-up notifications just about everywhere we go on the Internet and you can thank the European Union (EU) for this latest online irritation.

The EU invoked the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) back in 2018, an 88 page document that outlined privacy and security requirements for anyone providing goods and services in the EU.

Since there aren’t physical boundaries on the Internet, it forced everyone around the world to comply with these new regulations regardless of where they may be located.

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