We value your privacy.

We value your privacy.

You've heard it a million times in a million different places. But I mean it.

From your bank to that little coffee shop down the street, everyone claims to care about your privacy, while collecting obnoxious amounts of data on you. Heck, I used to be one of them. I used a very popular, but extremely intrusive, analytics platform just because it was easiest to set up (and I already had an account with the company, because I made my email account with them). I had no use for that data! It could tell me information as specific as a user's assumed (or collected, I'm still not sure which) gender and age!

I eventually started looking into other options and found an open-source project called Shynet.

GitHub - milesmcc/shynet: Modern, privacy-friendly, and detailed web analytics that works without cookies or JS.
Modern, privacy-friendly, and detailed web analytics that works without cookies or JS. - GitHub - milesmcc/shynet: Modern, privacy-friendly, and detailed web analytics that works without cookies or...

According to the author of the software,

Shynet is a portmanteau of "Skynet" and "shy." The idea is that it gives you loads of useful information (Skynet) while also respecting your visitors' privacy (shy).
It collects just enough data to be useful, but not enough to be creepy.

This software was perfect! It's self-hosted, so I am in complete control of the data, and gives me only the data I need. No more, no less.