I think we might have stumbled upon something here.
From HuHa's comment:
According to EU law, the default setting needs to be essential
cookies, but they overlooked that all such banners provide a big fat
"accept all" button and then a "settings" button where you have to
click multiple times to get rid of the banner without accepting all
I don't like cookies. My browser is set to discard them after it is closed.
As a web developer, that seems like a slightly absurd overreaction, but each to their own. It obviously means a site can't remember your preferences, let alone things like sessions and logins. I think you know that.
If you visit a site a lot, it might be worth using something like ...