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On privacy protection and tracking

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Since the introduction of ITP by Apple there have been continuous discussions in the industry on how to deal with it. ITP and other privacy protection initiatives limit how and what data can be collected in browsers. A big part of the discussion is on how to keep data collection going, as if ITP weren’t active. I think it »

Privacy in Google Analytics and Google Analytics App + Web

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There is a growing awareness around privacy. Several years back, we saw the first examples of cookie laws in Europe. Two years ago, the GDPR was introduced. Technology vendors are getting involved (ITP anyone?). And stories like the one about Cambridge Analytica show that data can impact on our everyday lives. Even though Google Analytics is just a small dot »

Setting up Google Analytics with an HttpOnly cookie

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With privacy protection on the rise, the stability of client-side cookie is in jeopardy. The life-time of Google Analytics‘ client id cookie ranges from a day in the most strict scenario to two full years in the best possible scenario. Because of this, you may want to setup a test where you track users based on a HttpOnly cookie. In »

Google Analytics User Deletion API in Python

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The user deletion API for Google Analytics allows you to delete user data. In this post, I’ll share a brief introduction on what the API allows you to do and how you can use the API in Python. How it worksThe official documentation describes the API as follows: The Google Analytics User Deletion API allows customers to process deletions »

How the new Google Analytics may impact how you ask for consent

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You might have missed it. You might not have missed it. But Google has shared their plans to unify app and web tracking. It does look like a good new direction for the product. If you like to read more about the details of the new release, I recommend reading Krista Seiden's post. What I would like to focus on »