Privacy Policy

I run a self-hosted Matomo (née Piwik) installation for web analytics. I configured Matomo to anonymize your IP address and to not use Cookies, so I can’t track if you’ve been here before.

I’m mainly interested in these data points:

I’m proud that this site generally doesn’t make any requests to third-party servers that would allow web companies to track you. I self-host analytics and web fonts, and I try not to use the official snippets to embed tweets etc. Occasional embeds of YouTube videos are the (rare) exception.

Let’s try to keep the web open!

How to opt out of analytics tracking

My Matomo installation respects your browser’s Do Not Track header, so the easiest way to opt out of being tracked is to enable this setting in your browser’s preferences.

Moreover, Matomo is a popular analytics package, so I’m sure almost every ad/tracker blocker blocks it by default. And you really shouldn’t be browsing the web without a blocker!

My site currently sets a single Cookie named __cfduid. This is set by Cloudflare, the content delivery network I use for this site. Cloudflare says it does not store any personally identifiable information, but I’d disable it if I could. I’m considering leaving Cloudflare to get rid of the Cookie.

As mentioned above, I don’t use Cookies for visitor tracking.