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  1. I was thinking more of from Invision to something else (ie $0.0) on a cheap hosting plan if it could handle it. From what I can figure this forum is now a drain on her financial resources. I remember $135/m 1620/yr ++ (that's like a million in Canada) It would also be a drain on someone else resources... well maybe not Zuck or Bezos.
  2. From where I stand Option 1 has to be self sufficient. ie $$, Godaddy hosting is cheap and would it be enough? Then there is the transition to a new software. ie DB unload and DB load into a new something. How much time for this. OK for some time != money. Still. This is my case but I would be terrified to take this on. I know zip about CMSes. That learning curve would be too huge. So May 26 the site would not be up. How long would it take for people to come back after it had been down, let's say, 3-4 weeks. Then there is the 24/7 (almost) of website supervision with registration (spam etc etc)
  3. Made a test. I just went to https://www.jeffalytics.com/gdpr-ip-addresses-google-analytics/ And now I have cookies for youtube and facebook. So there is third party code which put these cookies in my browser. Now my thinking is Facebook only can read this cookie. Then I go to another site which does the same thing... and Facebook can read this cookie from the first site and stupid Mozilla does not let me see the content anymore. <rant>Sometimes with all their smarts they can be very stoopid</rant> For those interested: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/26/mozilla-removes-individual-cookie-management-in-firefox-60/ 3 solutions offered. short solution: Load chrome://browser/content/preferences/cookies.xul in the address bar to display the dialog Then I saved to my bookmark toolbar
  4. Yes I received one for a site I have not touched since 2006. So if you have made the effort to comply to mobile friendly then you are not in. This is funny. 😄 stupid?
  5. If you use analytics.js the the change is: (Uppercase I is not a typo) ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true); just before: ga('send', 'pageview'); </script> OK! about the FB buttons: I don't know exactly how they do it (because I have not wanted to) but I've seen a Facebook cookie in my browser and have no Facebook account. So it must have gotten there by something a site placed into their HTML code. So ignore what I said about buttons and fonts. It is not accurate.
  6. Neither do I so I must not be using it. I seem to remember an email about Adsense and it was all covered by them after you agree to the Adsense terms. GA is where you need to do something. retention and IP anonymize. (I gave a link above) I'm fairly sure third party is something like those social media buttons people put on their site but are called from the third party site. ie FB button called from FB has a 1 pixel tracker (maybe not all the time). Solution: Load all the button from your site. Same for fonts etc etc.
  7. If they are that old, they are probably using the older analytics.js or older ga.js. So three ways to anonymise. Another things I picked up from your links was third party stuff like SM buttons which are fetched from somewhere else and imbedded videos.
  8. From this thread https://www.cre8asiteforums.com/topic/94333-the-idiots-guide-to-gdpr/ all online businesses will be affected by GDPR [emphasis mine] Good article from jeffalytics 8 minute video From a link in that article; https://www.jeffalytics.com/gdpr-compliance/ Many of you have asked me: “Do you know if I need a cookie consent popup if I’m using Google Analytics?” Well here’s the shortish answer: You need to obtain tracking consent if your Google Analytics data is being shared with third parties (i.e., third-party cookies), and you’re tracking people inside the countries affected by GDPR. However, if you use Google Analytics as your only tracking tool, and you don’t enable display features, then Google doesn’t require you to gain tracking consent. And this one about IP https://www.jeffalytics.com/gdpr-ip-addresses-google-analytics/ which shows how to anonymize IP.
  9. I say don't sweat it. You have an info base site so I presume no logins. If you have logins then you must GDPR the site. Same for newsletters... and I presume you are in the EU. So looks at the absurdity of this scenario. You get a visitor from the De Gaulle airport WiFi and the person replies YES to your query about GDPR. Great! What have you got and how to "remember". By IP can be your only answer unless you do "fingerprinting". So you save the "YES" by IP. An hour later another visitor from the De Gaulle airport WiFi and you have a YES so no need to ask. Even with this what do you know about this person? IP, user agent, and OS = Nothing. Out of the thousands of visitors from De Gaulle who is who? So you save by IP, user agent, and OS but it is Chrome on Windows 10. Hundreds of those. Change the criteria for that of mobile users. Still hundreds of each. Now think about one PITA user wanting to know what you have? Again who is who? ... and you can't send all activity from the De Gaulle IP, that would be against the GDPR because it would be "private" info about other people. Same for a company IP or Internet café IP... even a household if there are more than one person and how do you know this? What is the EU going to do? Ban your site? That's what you want to do.
  10. We had a good talk about this in this thread: https://www.cre8asiteforums.com/topic/94311-gdpr-display-remarketing/ My take was that I have no info on anyone. I have an IP and in itself it is useless to identify anyone. So someone hits my site from the airport WiFi in Heathrow or de Gaulle. There are thousands there. Which is whom. Google has all the info. I'm also coming at this from an info site.
  11. Even though you will feel withdrawal symptoms I think you will feel a great sense of relief some time after May 25 as though a huge boulder has been removed from your shoulders. How do I know? Done that... and no it was not a mid-life male crisis which ended in a breakup. I wondered about May 25. sounded GDPR.
  12. I think there will be court challenges to the GDPR to settle these touchy points especially who shares what. I maintain that I do not share anything [with google] when a visitor sees an ad from Adsense. The visitor called the ad from a browser using a specific IP of that moment. Don't do that. I'm assuming egol means the advertisers will track you when he says "we are going to show you ads, track you"
  13. Wow htaccess can be really complicated. Many ways of doing the same thing. The Apache docs jump all over. Examples are the best. I still have trouble remembering in what order things get processed and I've read the docs over and over. 1. is online I prefer books. I guess online books are kind of the same... except I can't have my fingers in 3 different places. So for 3. I prefer text. Can't jump around in a video. 2. The reason I would not want to teach, let's say as a community service, is there will always be a wise guy (guy=gal) who will try to be smarter than you and if that person is smarter then that guy should be smart enough to figure out you are doing this pro bono to an audience who is not that savvy and needs to know. I am thinking of something like PC security 101 to some over 40s'-50's+. I know from experience how hard it is to resist the temptation. Mea culpa and I now know there is a nice way to correct a speaker. Yes I know is not valid. So I have stopped telling people this and that. Don't open attachments, look at URls before clicking them, keep up-to-date, reduce your electronic trails, your bank will never ask you to verify your password just to be sure, challenge that "guy from the IRS" who wants personal info, etc, etc, etc. Too many polite blank stares. Although, today, folks are paying a little more attention. Thanks Zuck. As an example for programing 101 I know that a nested clause like: if..if..if..if..if..if..if..if..if.. else..else..else..else..else..else..else..else..else.. is more efficient than nine individual if-then statements and the wise guy would point this out. He is right. Five years down the road, when the new guy has to debug this, which is easier to understand. Now add a few ANDs and NOTs to the nested if-else and imagine the inner ifs flow off the right side of the page (tabs=8) and the outer else is below the fold.
  14. Yes. I think his point is how to store this info and by what criteria so you can later fetch it and show this visitor agreed. How does one know who this user is? I showed above how IP is not a criteria. Even if the EU states it is personal Information it is not and they are wrong. It is only useful for big players who can cross reference with other data they possess then deduce it is someone specific. This is where the problem is when they get it wrong...and they must get it wrong often. In itself IP is useless. Carole Cadwalladr just wanted to insure her car https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/21/arron-banks-insurance-personal-data-leave-eu Getting back to his dilemma, I find it funny, with all the smarts they have to have done a privacy law, that no one has thought of the problem he and tons of other have and will have after May 25.
  15. Ha! have they not heard of company routers with 1 public IP and hundred of employees behind it or a university or Starbucks with hundreds of clients or airports, or or, or ,or, or, or, or,or, or, or, or... ... 😲 OK let's play out the scenario of my Jean LeBoeuf above from Greneoble. He writes asking all data you have on him. You have none for Jean LeBoeuf. It's all by IPv4 but you are under no obligation to say how you file your data it could be against the privacy law. Then he wants to know what you have by IP. Request denied he can't request all your data by IP. It's against the privacy law. Now he gives you an IP. This is like the scam guy who calls and says he is from the Canada Revenue Agency (IRS) and wants some information. How do you know he is from the CRA? He can be anyone. Request denied it's a privacy matter. You want proof he is who he says he is and that the IP is his. Now how long can this silliness go on. If you got a request now for all data on an IP would you send it? What about on May 26?