On one hand we all want better analytics – more data. On the other hand, we don’t like the idea of being tracked. Recently I was looking at a buying a new monitor. Across every decide on so many services, the only advert I then saw for a week or two was this for this particular monitor. I understand that this was good business, it was tailored advertising – advertising that works. I understand how technically it could be easily done. But on the other hand, I absolutely hate it.
For the most part, this wasn’t going to be an issue, especially as I was going to build the website using Nuxt.js and just use WordPress as a CMS. But the only sticking point I came across was analytics.
What are the alternatives?
In the end, as I was hosting this blog on Netlify, I decided to go with their analytics solution.
It’s DNS-based, meaning that there is no configuration, no tracking users. The data is just enough. Nothing fancy, but everything that you need to know. It’s probably not as good as Plausible Analytics, but I decided to take the easy option.
What cookie-less solutions have you come across?