Tracking Garden Blog


Overheated smartphones through cookie banners

01.04.2021

In the last few weeks we have received some reports about smartphones getting hot by visiting various websites. We were able to reproduce the problem, apparently cookie banners are causing the heating. The smartphones sometimes get extremely hot, so there is a risk of explosion from overheated batteries. Since cookie banners are installed in almost all websites, we recommend not using smartphones for the next few days.

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Curious aplab / a-app1 pageviews in Google Analytics

11.03.2021

Since last year there are some curious pageviews in our web analytics systems. All these pageviews have url parameters with channel=aplab and source=a-app1 and include the (previous) Google url.

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Facebook’s Tracking-Limits

04.03.2021

After Apple announced tracking restrictions in iOS, Facebook reacted fairly quickly and also introduced tracking restrictions. The motivation for this is not to get different tracking information from different operating systems, but to continue to have a uniform standard. Facebook's tracking restrictions have been active since the end of January 2021 and are similar to those announced by Apple, the details below.

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iOS 14.5 limits (and opens) app tracking

24.02.2021

For the upcoming iOS 14.5, Apple has announced some restrictions for tracking iOS apps. At the same time, Apple also offers a new option. In this blog post you can find out what effects this actually has for tracking.

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Usercentrics v2 - What are the differences?

18.02.2021

A major update has been released at Usercentrics. Usercentrics itself even speaks of Usercentrics Version 2. The update must be requested, and there are many things to consider ...

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New Google Analytics Spam

04.02.2021

A wave of Analytics SPAM is spreading in some Google Analytics accounts these days. In this blog post we would like to describe how this affects and what can be done about it ...

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Universal Analytics or Google Analytics 4?

30.01.2021

Should I switch to Google Analytics 4? Google pushes a GA4 already almost. But is that really the right decision? Or should I stay with GA3?

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Urchin Analytics History and Google Analytics Hit Limit

21.01.2021

We have two new knowledge articles: Urchin Analytics Geschichte und Google Analytics Hit Limit ...

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Website Tracking: Is it necessary?

16.01.2021

This article reports on the criticism directed against website tracking. We show which critical voices there are and what we think about them ...

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New Website online

01.01.2021

We have "completely renewed" our website. Most of the innovations have taken place under the hood, we have switched to a new CMS. This opens up some new possibilities ...

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