I don't use Google Analytics or any other web analytics service on dri.es. Why not? Because I don't desire to know how many people visit my site, where they come from, or what operating system they use.
Because I don't have a compelling reason to track my site's visitors, I don't have to bother anyone with a "cookies consent" popup either. That is a nice bonus because the web is littered with those already. I like that dri.es is clutter-free.
This was all well and good until a couple of weeks ago, when I learned that when I embed a YouTube video in my blog posts, Google sends an HTTP cookie to track my site's visitors. Be damned!
After some research, I discovered that YouTube offers a privacy-enhanced way of embedding videos. Instead of linking to
youtube.com, link to
youtube-nocookie.com, and no data-collecting HTTP cookie will be sent. This is Google's way of providing GDPR-compliant YouTube videos.
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/video-id" frameborder="0"></iframe>
So I went ahead and updated all blog posts on dri.es to use
— Dries Buytaert