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This website has a no-cookies policy. Third-parties used for providing the service may drop essential cookies; however, the implementation goes to great lengths to prevent that.
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This website uses a self-hosted (first-party) Matomo instance for tracking users’ visits, with these characteristics:
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- IPs are anonymized
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Video Players #
Some embedded third-party services might drop cookies (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo players); however, the website’s implementation activates “do not track” options whenever possible.
youtube-nocookie.comfor activating YouTube’s “privacy-enhanced mode,” see embedding options
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