Are you fed up with those banners about cookies and privacy policies that appear everywhere, especially on European sites? You’re not alone.
Good news though - now you can get rid of them! Banner Hunter adds an extension to Safari that hides those banners and popups with a special stylesheet.
• A blocklist that includes over 4000 manually collected sites in 40+ top-level domains
• An auto-updater that keeps the blocklist up to date
• A Safari toolbar button that lets you report pages with banners
If you notice a site that still shows a cookie banner, please report it using the toolbar button so that it can be added to the blocklist. If you think the extension is preventing a site from displaying correctly, please report that too. You can also temporarily disable the extension in the Safari extension preferences.
Note: this app does NOT (intentionally) block cookies, trackers or ads - it only hides banners that inform you about cookies and privacy policies. It doesn't perform any actions on your behalf on the sites you visit, it does not automatically accept or reject anything for you or set any cookies. It simply tries to hide any page elements that are obscuring content.
Banner Hunter does not collect any information about the sites you visit (except if you submit it yourself). The toolbar button extension requires permission to access all sites, but it's only used to read the current page's address. If this makes you uncomfortable, you can disable the toolbar button and leave the content blocker enabled.
Apps using modern Safari extensions API require Safari 10.0 or later (installed automatically with macOS 10.12 Sierra).
- support for Dark Mode in the new macOS
Note: the blocklist is periodically updated even if there are no updates to the app itself. Those new, bigger and more annoying popups that appeared everywhere in May when GDPR went into effect should mostly be taken care of :)
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic Idea !
Cookie info is not less annoying than ads. I’m using Banner Hunter for a few days and I was not able to see any cookie notification !
I wish I had this plugin earlier !
Dobry pomysł, ale nie działa
Pomysł świetny, ale aplikacja nie działa. Bannery na polskich stronach jak były, tak są, a po każdym użyciu przycisku do raportowania wyskakuje błąd. Link do “supportu” na App Store prowadzi do bloga autora, gdzie ostatni wpis jest sprzed półtora roku, o tej aplikacji nic nie ma, nie ma też ewidentnych danych kontaktowych do wysyłania bugów. A wyskakuje to:
Process: ReportSitePopupMac 
Path: /Applications/Banner Hunter.app/Contents/PlugIns/ReportSitePopupMac.appex/Contents/MacOS/ReportSitePopupMac
Version: 1.0 (2016.09.15)
App Item ID: 1151217174
App External ID: 818782630
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? 
Responsible: ReportSitePopupMac 
User ID: 503
Date/Time: 2016-09-29 08:51:28.394 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12 (16A323)
Report Version: 12
Anonymous UUID: E8A62A75-545C-6FE9-F2C1-1DBBED36C235
Sleep/Wake UUID: 4BFCE0BE-CEE6-474D-B15B-5299043BA85A
Time Awake Since Boot: 180000 seconds
Time Since Wake: 3600 seconds
System Integrity Protection: enabled
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (SIGILL)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY
Termination Signal: Illegal instruction: 4
Termination Reason: Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0x4
Terminating Process: exc handler 
Application Specific Information:
Crashing on exception: *** -[_NSXPCDistantObjectWithError methodSignatureForSelector:]: No protocol has been set on connection <NSXPCConnection: 0x6000001052b0> connection from pid 0
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.