Tag: privacy

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Tracking return visits with The Anonymous Cookie

I’m still working through the pros and cons of using cookies. On the one hand, they seem like they will allow some super-useful things at relatively low cost, such as tracking a returning visitor in order to show “visitors” and “unique visitors”. But adding non-essential cookies (analytics are classed as non-essential) means that, in theory,…
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Thoughts on WHAT to track and report

I’ve been thinking about not just HOW to track, but WHAT to track. And these are related. My tracking method will, to some extent, dictate what I can track.  For example, using a simple pixel image or reference to a URL in HTML or CSS will not be able to send me the URL of…
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