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Brussels cunning plan to save the EU: No more Cookie Popups

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Self-hosted versus dodgy third parties

It is possible to act ethically with regard to web statistics cookies (such as using a self-hosted Piwik installation), but unfortunately most site developers just follow the crowd and give away visitor privacy pretty much without even thinking about it: Google Analytics, Google APIs, Google Fonts, CDN networks, which I'm sure must also be tracking usage, embedded unavoidable social network files and scripts, etc. It wouldn't be hard to replace most of these with safe locally hosted files that only load any external content (if needed) once actively triggered by the visitor, but unfortunately these are all designed to be as intrusive as possible.

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