urn:uuid:a527e76b-c2e7-523c-aa55-654a6eababc3 Topic: Web Analytics – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2021-09-16T19:43:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:08f69157-4809-4616-a48c-2a402f388b33 2020-12-16T09:21:00Z 2021-09-16T19:43:00Z A technical and privacy review of Cloudflare Web Analytics Cloudflare has launched a new free web analytics/visitor-counting service. It promises to put end-user privacy first. The service has plenty of room to improve. <p>Last week, Cloudflare announced its new Web Analytics service: a cost-free stand-alone product for counting website visitors. In its announcement, Cloudflare promised that its new service puts privacy first, doesn’t collect any personal information, and doesn’t use persistent tracking such as cookies.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-cloudflare-analytics.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:eefc5cc5-04ca-400a-a75f-ed8f706e7b69 2019-06-28T03:14:00Z 2019-06-28T03:14:00Z I created my own web analytics system from scratch I’ve removed Google Analytics from my website and built my own data-collection tool to focus on the metrics that matter to me and doesn’t impact visitors’ privacy. <p>I mentioned in passing a few weeks back that I’ve removed Google Analytics from Ctrl blog, and that I’d built a replacement web analytics collection and analysis system from scratch. Here are some more details on that endeavor.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/ctrl-analytics.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:e2089e86-e636-4af6-9624-104d77bfced0 2019-06-22T22:14:00Z 2019-06-22T22:14:00Z Safari’s Beacon API problems You must implement the Beacon API the way WebKit deems to be “the right way” to make it work on iOS, Safari, and WebKit browsers. <p>The Beacon API is available in all current mainstream web browsers, and was introduced in Safari in version 11.11 (iOS 11.3 and MacOS 10.13.) However, Safari have had some trouble delivering on the promises of this web API; especially on iOS.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/safari-beacon-issues.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:71780cc5-d92f-4350-998a-0f3ed2f70e83 2019-06-06T07:55:00Z 2019-06-06T07:55:00Z My thoughts on Firefox blocking tracking/ad cookies by default A small Google AdSense publishers’ perspective on Firefox’s new cookie-blocking policy change. It can be good for the open web ecosystem in the long run. <p>Firefox 67 was released earlier this week and it came with an invisible but significant change. Firefox users, or 10 % of the worldwide desktop web market share, just had their default browser settings changed to block cross-site tracking cookies by default.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-blocks-tracking-ads.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:005d7589-37ba-4889-bf88-9386488e413a 2018-09-28T11:26:00Z 2018-09-28T11:26:00Z New browser extension lets you opt-out of Google AMP A new browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that gives people the choice to opt-out of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in favor of the open web. <p>The decentralized nature of the web, as it is, is under serious threat from initiatives like the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project spearheaded by Google. Search engines are becoming content repositories for large sections of the web. Many major web publishers have already ceded control over their own websites and handed over a treasure trove of data about their audiences to Bing and Google.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/amp2html-extension.html">Read more …</a></p>