Personally I do not like my privacy being infringed upon, and I do what I can to reduce the amount of tracking I’m subject to. Because of that I do my best to respect the privacy of people visiting my site, and as such I want to be transparent about the technologies used to serve this website.
2. CDN & Caching
I use the hosted version of the open source Plausible plugin on my website to get an idea of what visitors are looking at, and how many people are visiting this site.
What the analytics don’t do
- They don’t collect identifiable information.
- Cookies are not—and will not—be used, ever. If Plausible ever adds mandatory cookies I will switch to a different provider.
Then what do the analytics do?
The analytics dashboard is publicly available here for your viewing pleasure.
- We see the number of unique visitors broken down by page.
- We see referrers, and how many visitors come to my site from that referrer.
- We see which countries visitors originate from.
- We see which type of devices visitors are using (mobile/laptop/desktop).
Alternatively, you can block the URL
plausible.io/js/plausible.js, e.g. by adding it to your ad-blocker or with an entry like
0.0.0.0 in the
hosts file on your computer.