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Updated July 27, 2021

No Cookie (Consent Dialogue) For You

Dr. Oliver Eidel

Similar to what GitHub pulled off recently, I decided to remove all tracking cookies from OpenRegulatory.

Cookie consent dialogues suck. You display a popup to 100% of your users while delivering 0% additional value. But most websites still do it, because their owners like to wake up every morning and look at shiny Google Analytics charts - look! 20% more visitors yesterday!

However, hardly anyone has ever asked themselves: Which insights are we gaining from our tracking? Has any of those Google Analytics charts ever led to an impactful change to our website?

For me, that answer is no. But then again, I’m not a Google Analytics expert. And I also don’t plan to become one anytime soon.

So: No cookie (consent dialogue) for you.

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