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A Note on 3rd Party Tracking

If you have read my posts on privacy and accuracy best practice, you will know my position on 3rd party tracking – essentially I do not agree with it. That said, it is ubiquitous online and embedded content from other providers may track your interaction with my content. For example, if I embed a video from YouTube, Google will track your interaction. Similarly a click on a social “share” button will result in a third party tracking that activity – such as LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Unfortunately, there is no way around this if you wish to share content socially or interact with content I have embedded from a 3rd-party.

My advice – set your browser to always block 3rd-party cookies. Content will still work, but no visitor data will be sent sent to a 3rd-party.

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