Privacy

Where is the website hosted?

This website is hosted on my private physical server, located in the town of Bron in France, near Lyon. All of my websites are also hosted on this server, except for labs.phundrak.comopen in new window and mail.phundrak.com which are hosted on servers rented to Scaleway and OVH France respectively. These servers are also located in France.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files a website saves on your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website. Although not all sites make use of them, they are nevertheless extremely common in order to allow websites to function properly or function properly or more efficiently.

This website uses some functional cookies in order to remember your preferences, such as your preferred language or its colour theme. These cookies are not and cannot be used to track you.

However, as this site is protected by Cloudflare, they may also host some cookies to remember, for example, that your browser is safe or to record traffic to the site.

How can I control cookies on my computer?

If you don’t want Cloudflare to record your browsing activity on my website, a good ad blocker should do the trick. I personally recommend uBlock Originopen in new window, one of the most effective ad blockers I know of if not the most effective one.

You can also manually delete cookies from your browser, but given the number of browsers out there, it might be quicker for you to look up DuckDuckGo, Qwant or Startpage to do this for your current browser (if you’re worried about cookie usage, I guess you’ll want to avoid Google).

What about other methods of tracking users?

There are other more subtle methods of tracking someone on the internet, or even via emails or any web content rendered on the screen, such as web beacons (minuscule, invisible images). It is also possible to store Flash cookies or local shared objects.

But is there any tracking at all on this website?

Well, there is, but it absolutely respects your privacy. I use my own instance of Umamiopen in new window which is an analytics service that is fully GDPR and CCPA compliant. In short, when you visit a web page, some data get sent to my service, but nothing that can identify you. If you come back an hour later, I won’t have any indication that you are the same person.

If you still worry about your privacy, you have two options:

  • Activate the Do Not Track setting of your browser (which Umami will honour)
  • Block the domain umami.phundrak.com in uBlock Origin (the only ad blocker I will ever trust)

Is there targeted advertisement on this website?

There’s no advertisement to begin with, and never will be. If you see any, check your computer and browser for virus, that is not normal. If it indeed comes from my website, it means it has been hacked. If you can see in this website’s repository that I myself added ads, it means that I either lost my morals, or that I have been kidnapped and this is a cry for help.

How often is this page updated?

It is updated from time to time to reflect any changes in how my website behaves, or if I notice errors on this page (such as typos).

I have other questions

And I have the answers! I’ll be more than happy to chat with you by email, feel free to send me one at lucien@phundrak.com.