Privacy

  1. Hosting
  2. CDN & Caching
  3. Analytics

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.

1. Hosting

This website is a self-hosted WordPress installation running on a VPS provided by Hetzner. You can read their privacy policy here.

2. CDN & Caching

I’m currently using BunnyCDN and WP Rocket for this site.

3. Analytics

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).

Opting out

You can safely disable JavaScript on this website. Since the analytics need JavaScript, blocking JS will disable any analytics.

Alternatively, you can block the URL stats.thorlaksson.com, e.g. by adding it to your ad-blocker or with an entry like 0.0.0.0 stats.thorlaksson.com in the hosts file on your computer.