Cookie Policy

As much as possible we have found alternatives for our website that do not use cookies. The single cookie on which we compromised is only used when you log into our comment sections. We went this far because we care about privacy and know that cookies are often used to track people online. We want no part of that.

If you have any questions about cookies or how we use them, feel free to email us. It gives us the utmost pleasure to help people understand and protect their online privacy.

What are cookies?

“Cookies are small text files that websites place on your device as you are browsing. They are processed and stored by your web browser.” They serve a variety of purposes. They can be used to provide you with essential functionality (e.g. login persistence) but they can also be used by advertisers to “to track your online activity so that they can target you with highly specific ads.”

We highly recommend you to learn more about cookies since they are a fundamental component of the Internet as we know it. For more information on cookies check out

How do we use cookies?

No cookies are stored in your browser as you browse our website. Cookies are only stored when you explicitly choose to log into Commento to add a comment to an article. The purpose of these cookies is to keep you logged into your account when you visit another article on our site. This allows you to comment on multiple articles without logging in every time. Cookies can be avoided entirely by not logging into Commento and using the “comment anonymously” option instead.

Our website uses GoatCounter, an anonymous website analytics alternative that does not use cookies. This means you can be sure we do not track you when you leave our website.

How can you avoid cookies?

We only recommend you to leave cookies on if you really want to log into our comment sections. You can of course choose to comment anonymously instead.

To avoid unwanted cookies, either use a browser with a built-in “tracker blocker” (e.g. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for smartphones) or follow the steps in the following resources to turn off cookies in your browser: