I’ve recently added basic Google Analytics tracking to this site. This is just to give me a sense of how many people are looking at my site and to understand what articles and topics are popular. I’ve disabled Demographic and Interest Reports and other enhanced tracking features which can be invasive.
I recommend using a privacy and ad blocker. I use uBlock Origin - (Chrome Store Link) on Chrome and uBlock on Safari, they work really well and allow you to block many ads, trackers, and other privacy invading cookies and trackers used across the web. Without a privacy blocker ad companies can track how you use the web and use that information to build an online profile to target ads, understand your behavior, and predict product and services to sell to you. I’ve tried to minimize the tracking done on my website, to balance it with what is useful to me and hopefully ultimately useful to you. I’ll never sell or share this information with anybody.