Anyway, it’s at least all still self-hosted, and I’ve gone out of my way to keep it all privacy-respecting. I’m using open-source software called Matomo to collect these analytics. I put the following config options in place to ensure that I’m being as privacy-conscious as I can about this:
- Anonymizing the last two bytes of your IP address, so even I can’t see anyone’s full IP.
- Stripping query parameters from referrer URLs to avoid capturing any information about you if you are referred here from another site that keeps identifying info in its URLs.
- Raw data is deleted after 30 days and only aggregate data is kept long-term.
- Do not track headers are respected.
As always, you can also read all about your privacy on my site from the privacy page that is linked in the footer.