There are multiple ways to handle modal pop-ups:
For example, let's take a look at web-scraping.dev/login page which on page load throws a cookie pop-up:
from playwright.sync_api import sync_playwright, TimeoutError with sync_playwright() as p: browser = p.chromium.launch(headless=False) page = browser.new_page() page.goto("https://web-scraping.dev/login") # Option #1 - use page.click() to click on the button try: page.click("#cookie-ok", timeout=2_000) except TimeoutError: print("no cookie popup") # Option #2 - delete the popup HTML # remove pop up cookie_modal = page.query_selector("#cookieModal") if cookie_modal: cookie_modal.evaluate("el => el.remove()") # remove grey backgdrop which covers the screen modal_backdrop = page.query_selector(".modal-backdrop") if modal_backdrop: modal_backdrop.evaluate("el => el.remove()")
Above, we explore two ways to handle modal pop-ups: clicking a button that would dismiss it and hard removing them from the DOM. Generally, the first approach is more reliable as the real button click can have functionality attached to it like setting a cookie so the pop-up doesn't appear again. For cases when it's a login requirement or advertisement the second approach is more suited.