Come to the dark side, they have cookies

How dark patterns manipulate users to do things they don’t want to


Playlists: 'gpn20' videos starting here / audio

Everyone knows these annoying cookie "consent" banners, subscriptions that are way easier to sign up for then to cancel and general "bad" UX design that seems to stop you from getting where you want. In this talk I want to explain how this works, show some especially bad examples and talk a bit about why this is even worse than you might think

This talk is a bit of a "reboot" of my [talk at 2021s Divoc]( It’s gonna be created from the ground up and adding some more things while also reiterating on some of the things I said a year ago.

While I will talk about the technical aspects of these dark patterns, I also want to focus on the social implications on both users and developers.