This website uses Piwik, an open source web analytics platform. This allows me to see which of my articles are read most, and where the visitors are coming from. For this purpose, a cookie is stored on your PC. That’s not dangerous and easy to remove, but I am required by european law to tell you this, so there you go.
All data is stored on my server and never disclosed to another party (this is why I use Piwik instead of Google Analytics, where all data is sent to Google). If you have set up your Browser to tell websites that you do not want to be tracked, Piwik will honor this request and refrain from tracking you (to learn how to enable this setting, click here). I am also not storing your full IP address, the last part is removed.
If you want to opt out of this tracking, you can either enable Do Not Track (recomended), or click the checkbox below (which will only opt you out of tracking on my website, other websites will continue to track you).
The social media buttons on this website are powered by Shariff, a privacy-friendly social media implementation by the german publisher Heise.
Normal social media buttons allow the respective social networks to track what websites you visit, even if you don’t click the share button. The shariff buttons do not load anything from the respective social networks until you actually click the button. That way, you control what they know about you, not me.
The Flattr buttons are also loaded from my server. They are using the “auto submit URL” feature of flattr to avoid having to load contents from their servers. The effect is the same as with Shariff: Flattr only knows you visited this website when you click the button. The downside is that you want to flattr me (thanks!), you have to confirm your click in the new tab that will open.