This site goes to great length not to capture or store personal data. No analytics software is in use. No user-tracking is performed. SSL is used in the connection between your browser and the servers that provide this content.
If there’s a way I can be more conscious and respectful of your privacy in the operation of this website, please let me know.
One cookie is currently used in the normal day-to-day operation of this site. It’s set by Cloudflare, the content delivery network that serves this site. It looks like this:
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This cookie is used by Cloudflare as part of its web security mechanisms. From Cloudflare’s website:
The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (e.g. because they’ve completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.
Seriously? You don’t use analytics software to track usage on your site? Nope. Since I don’t sell advertising, I’ve decided that the only reason to monitor usage is to satisfy my ego. That’s not a good enough reason, so I’ve made a choice not to track. I wonder from time to time who’s reading this, but I honestly couldn’t tell you and I think I like it better that way.
Ok, what about in the future? If I do get serious again about trying to measure things here again, I’ll do so in a way that will not abuse your personal data and will update this page with details.
What about your server logs? I don’t collect or process log files from the operation of this site. This site is currently served from [Cloudflare}(https://www.cloudflare.com/), a global content delivery network that provides web optimization and security services. Cloudflare certifies that they are in compliance with the GDPR.