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Tarot Redhand
Just curious

I recently installed a common browser add-in (common as in versions for several different browsers) called ghostery. This addin lets you know how many and of what type, of trackers a website has. It also allows you to block such trackers on a website by website basis. For those that don't know these trackers record which websites you visit.

Anyway, what I would like to know is why the google analytics tracker is active on here and can I block it with impunity.

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niv

Ghostery is good stuff.

Google Analytics is common fare to see what users are doing on a web page. It's anonymised and aggregated data of a much better quality (=more accurate) than local solutions like awstats can provide. There's really nothing sinister about it.

If it bothers you, you can block it here without breaking a thing (except not showing up in stats).

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