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Backlit Privacy Statement

Bob Leggitt
25 February 2022

This site is hosted on Neocities, whose data-handling disclosure can be found in the platform's main Privacy Policy.

As a separate entity, the administrator of this individual site does not implement tracking technologies, or any other third party resources, including analytics routines, remote fonts, sharing and social media widgets, remote pixels, ad-tech, and content delivery networks.


This blog has two display modes: one for visitors who don't have JavaScript enabled, and one for visitors who do. The JavaScript mode displays a sidebar when the screen size permits. At small screen sizes the two modes should look the same. The sidebar is not static, and the JavaScript functionality means it can be updated separately from the post text.

However, I absolutely do not intend to present a compromised reading experience to anyone who, like me, disables JavaScript as a standard browsing policy. JavaScript is now the WWW's number one tracking facilitator, and it's vastly more powerful in its surveillance capability than cookies. Indeed, within the new first-party cookie-tracking system, JavaScript actually creates and reads the cookies. Disabling JavaScript also significantly improves security. I encourage people to switch JavaScript off, and will always accommodate anyone who does so.


With third-party cookies heading into the sunset, most online tracking is migrating to various forms of third-party page content. So-called 'single-source' sites, whose pages are served from one domain, matching that in the browser's URL bar, are now rare. The great majority of the Web properties we visit are heavily multi-source, with all manner of third-party presences embedded into the pages themselves. Those third-party page embeds, be they images, fonts, buttons, scripts, or whatever else, serve the same purpose as third-party cookies, tailing us round the Web, everywhere we go.

This blog is single source, meaning that everything on its pages is hosted by Neocities itself.


Hyperlinks on the pages of this blog are added according to their value in referencing information, and not based on the privacy policies of the domains on which they reside. Therefore, the links may lead to domains with aggressive tracking policies. You should not follow them if you find this unacceptable.