Plausible Analytics privacy policy

TLDR: For plausible.io visitors we do not use cookies and we do not collect any personal data. If you decide to create an account, we ask for the bare minimum and only share it with services that are absolutely necessary for the app to function.

As a visitor to the Plausible.io website

  • No personal information is collected.
  • No information is stored in the browser.
  • No information is shared with, sent to or sold to third-parties.
  • No information is shared with advertising companies.
  • No information is mined and harvested for personal and behavioral trends.
  • No information is monetized.

Visitor information we collect and what we use it for

We run our own analytics script on this website. The following information is collected:

Data point Example Comment
Page URL https://plausible.io/simple-web-analytics We track the page URL of each page view on our website. We use this to understand which pages have been viewed and how many times a particular page has been viewed.
HTTP Referer https://indiehackes.com We use the referrer string to understand the number of visitors referred to our website from links on other sites.
Browser Chrome We use this to understand what browsers people use when visiting our website. This is derived from the User-Agent HTTP header. The full User-Agent is discarded.
Operating system macOS We use this to understand what operating systems people use when visiting our website. We only use the brand of the operating system and don’t include the version number or any other details. This is derived from the User-Agent HTTP header. The full User-Agent is discarded.
Device type Desktop We use this to understand what devices people use when visiting our website. This is derived from window.innerWidth. The actual width of the browser in pixels is discarded.
Visitor Country United Kingdom We look up the visitor’s country using the IP address. We do not track anything more granular than the country of origin and the IP address of the visitor is discarded. We never store IP addresses in our database or logs.

As a customer of the Plausible Analytics tool

At Plausible Analytics, we are committed to complying with GDPR, CCPA, PECR and other privacy regulations on our website and on our web analytics product too.

Information you provide us and what we use it for

  • An email address is required to create an account. You need to provide us with your email address if you want to create a Plausible Analytics account.
  • A cookie is stored to remember that you’re logged into your account. If you log in to your Plausible Analytics account, you give us permission to use cookies so you don’t have to log in on each returning session.
  • The payment process is handled by a third-party payment provider. If you choose to subscribe to a Plausible Analytics paid plan, the billing information and the payment process is handled by Paddle. See the Paddle Privacy Policy for full details.
  • Plausible emails are sent using a third-party email provider. All the emails such as transactional emails and weekly stats report emails are sent using Postmark. We have disabled both open tracking and link tracking on all emails sent from the Plausible account. See the Postmark Privacy Policy for full details.

If you have placed the Plausible Analytics script on your website, take a look at our data policy for details on the information we do collect about your website visitors on your behalf.

Contact us

Contact us if you have any questions. If you have an account with Plausible Analytics you can contact us to request all information collected about you or to request removal of all information.

Effective Date: 15th April 2020