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A website with no cookies

July 19, 2020

Today I did a big update to this website. The goal of today’s update is the removal of Disqus. I have decided to remove Disqus more than a year ago, with the decision to remove all cookies from this website. The plan was to remove both Google Analytics and Disqus since those were the only two reasons this website was distributing cookies. I removed Google Analytics in June 2019, and now I’ve removed Disqus, so this goal has now been achieved.

From a technical standpoint, I substituted Google Analytics with kelfa and Disqus with swlcs, both software created by me with this specific goal. I’ll blog about them and how to use them in the future so that other people can benefit from them.

Now the only pieces of information that this website will only collect are the ones in AWS CloudFront logs. Also, with this change, there are very few services that you might hit by navigating this website, to be more precise:

I think that all website owners should analyze which services can track their users and reduce the list only to include the services that are beneficial to the user. Internet privacy starts with the website owner’s responsibility. Internet privacy starts with our decisions!