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re: Google analytics without cookies Hi, you can disable cookie-tracking in Google Analytics, you can find docs on how here: developers.google.com/ana...
 

Yeah, I read that and for me personally that is kind of too fiddly. So by disabling cookies with Google Analytics I still need a way to persis user ids (localStorage is mentioned)? That is how I understand the link posted. From my understanding (what I heard somewhere) the DSGVO it's not so much about cookies but user id based tracking in general.

 

Yes any form of fingerprinting. Including anything stored on a user, the computer is considered personal information including and perhaps especially creating a user ID that you use to connect with other data without consent.

I agree, It is very fiddly to get right because you need particular care if other collected data could become a privacy risk (Such as hello <> in the page title). But I also feel that it is critical to monitor services at the user-interface level in production, so it is worth the trouble to get right.

I understand anonymous session tracking for the purpose of maintaining a site to be within the law if properly handled, but not well tested in the courts. Article 24 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1724 requires member states to have web statistics on some public services.

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