Re: Oh no
I'm not sure I follow your argument.
Yes, it is your prerogative as an informed individual to not care which private details are collected about you and who they are shared with. But this is the reason why others might feel alarm.
And yes, cookies do make the web more useful. Although the role of governments in this story is that the outside organisation mentioned above, has found some government websites are riddled with cookies unrelated to their function. Making the web less useful by incompetently coding their own sites seems unlikely - but I could be wrong.
However, the bit I don't get is: why is your use of an ad blocker relevant? Especially as you seem to imply that ad tracking cookies make the web better.