No cookie for you here either

On December 17th, 2020, Nat Friedman, CEO of GitHub, published a post in GitHub’s blog titled “No cookie for you”.

In the post, Nat announced how GitHub’s web properties do not show visitors a Cookie banner simply because they don’t use cookies to track you and your usage of the site. Quote from the post:

At GitHub, we want to protect developer privacy, and we find cookie banners quite irritating, so we decided to look for a solution. After a brief search, we found one: just don’t use any non-essential cookies. Pretty simple, really. 🤔

We hate those cookie banners too. And we are also deeply committed to protect the privacy of our customers, prospects and visitors.

Following on the pioneering steps of GitHub, at Option 4.0 we also decided to kill cookies and trackers. Our site does not use any of them. We don’t track your usage of our site or content. We don’t keep any information for marketing or sales purposes.

We are proud and honoured that you decided to spend your time going through our content, and how you consume it is simply none of our business. We certainly hope it’s of value to you, and that you’ll come for more in the future.

We encourage other businesses and web properties to do the same. Nowadays, people care about their privacy, and customers are making purchase decisions based on how you protect their data. Plus, let’s be honest, we all HATE those cookie banners which plague the Internet.

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