Thanks for bringing light to this issue from a UX lens. Out of curiosity, Davide, did you access Facebook and Linkedin to grab the screenshots while originating from an EU IP address? If yes, did you clear your cookies before accessing them? I know many organizations serve different cookie consent banners based on locale. Also, most of the consent solutions (e.g., Tealium, OneTrust, TrustArc) drop a cookie to save your consent settings, so if you've already made a decision in a previous visit, it's not going to pop-up again to grab explicit consent. The context to both questions is important to your statements that these companies are using "illegal" cookie consent practices in the EU, and in my opinion, should be added to your article.

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