How does it work

How does it work

Usercentrics Data Shield is a free extension for browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, including iOS Safari. It automates cookie banner responses based on four user-defined Privacy Levels, reducing banner displays by up to 96%. Users can select from preferences ranging from “Accept all cookies” to “Only necessary cookies”. However, some banners may require manual response due to their design or integration, like those with only an Accept-button. The extension aids in managing cookie settings and aligns with GDPR and CCPA regulations.

Helpful insights

The following frequently asked questions can be helpful to better understand how Usercentrics Data Shield works:

What is Usercentrics Data Shield?

Usercentrics Data Shield is a browser extension that automatically responds to cookie banners on websites, based on your chosen privacy level. It helps you control your data by accepting cookies based on your preferences.

What are the available Privacy Levels?

There are four Privacy Levels: Accept All Cookies, No Marketing Cookies, No Marketing and Statistics Cookies, and Only Necessary Cookies. These settings determine which types of cookies are allowed.

Is there a chance to still see cookie banners?

Although Usercentrics Data Shield successfully reduces the display of cookie banners by 96%, there are still some websites and technologies where we are working on finding effective solutions to respond to cookie banners.

Are there any costs associated with using Usercentrics Data Shield?

No, the use of Usercentrics Data Shield is free of charge.

Which browsers are supported by Usercentrics Data Shield?

Usercentrics Data Shield is compatible with Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on desktop as well as iOS Safari on mobile devices.

What are the benefits of using Usercentrics Data Shield?

The primary benefit of using Usercentrics Data Shield is experiencing fewer cookie banners, leading to a smoother browsing experience. Usercentrics Data Shield simplifies the process of managing your cookie settings and enables automatic cookie consent. This saves time, improves your browsing experience, protects your privacy, and helps comply with data protection regulations.

Where can I download Usercentrics Data Shield?

You can download Usercentrics Data Shield from all popular browser extension stores. The links can be found here on our website.

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