Like millions of other websites and services, I use Google Analytics to get an idea about the number and regional distribution of my visitors. I do this to optimize the experience for my users and the website community. Google requires me to post the following privacy statement.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Opting out of Google Analytics
If you do not wish to be tracked by Google Analytics, you can opt out by installing Google’s own Plugin to opt out of Google Analytics.
Use of Google AdSense
To refinance the expenses for the website and the time needed to write blog posts, I display advertisements on this site using Google AdSense. You should know the following about Google’s AdSense service:
- Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to website users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.
- The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.
Opting out of Google AdSense
Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager.