No tracking

by Jack Pritchard

As a web UI engineer, I believe that the web should be a place where individuals can freely access and interact with content without fear of being tracked or monitored. That's why I choose not to track any analytics relating to my website, including user interactions and traffic statistics.

There are several reasons for my decision to avoid tracking analytics on my website. First and foremost, I don't review the statistics, so there is no point in collecting them. I prefer to focus on creating engaging and useful content for my audience, rather than analyzing data that may not be relevant or useful to me.

In addition, tracking analytics can increase the overhead of using my site. Every time a user visits a website, there is a certain amount of data that needs to be transferred between the server and the client. This data includes not only the content of the site but also any analytics that are being collected. By not tracking analytics, I can reduce the amount of data that needs to be transferred, making my site faster and more efficient.

Finally, I believe that the web should be anonymous unless the user wants to be known or a crime has taken place. There is no need to track every move that a user makes on the internet. This kind of tracking can be invasive and can lead to the exploitation of personal data. By not tracking analytics, I am doing my part to protect the privacy and anonymity of my users.

Of course, there are some situations where analytics tracking can be useful, such as when conducting A/B testing or analyzing user behaviour to improve website design. However, in my case, the benefits of tracking analytics do not outweigh the costs, and I prefer to keep my website simple and user-friendly.