Cloudflare analytics is disabled in the Brave browser, as well as in any browser that has the ability to block trackers. As a result, I believe it is not the same as server analytics. Is there something that can be done for better analytics? Otherwise, I prefer to migrate the site off Cloudflare pages to a regular server to get server analytics from the control panel.
Is there any solution for better analytics?
I’m also curious why Cloudflare doesn’t use its own analytics in this community page and instead relies on Google; is Cloudflare insufficient or untrustworthy?
The analytics that you get from Cloudflare Analytics is not the same info as you get from server analytics. Server analytics will tell you how long the backend took to complete a request, but Cloudflare Analytics / browser analytics report how quickly a browser is able to load your site and paint a different picture.
Cloudflare doesn’t host Community and Google Analytics offer more click based information but is more invasive and is blocked as tracking by browsers as well.
Do you know of a solution which can help stop browsers flagging Cloudflare Analytics as a tracker? Because I believe it is a privacy-friendly analytics tool that doesn’t track users across browsers or sites or does it?
OK, but I wonder since the server is controlled by Cloudflare where my static site is hosted (Cloudflare pages), why does Cloudflare need to use the added junk of this script? If I want more details in analytics, I can use Google or other new privacy-friendly analytics tools.
If Cloudflare simply uses the server analytics, we do not need to add additional scripts and browsers will not block anything. I cannot tell users to turn the blockers off because I do not know what Cloudflare tracks and if it collects additional data. So there should be an option for server analytics and if someone wants more advanced analytics, they can turn the script on.
Does that make sense, or is it more important to collect and track users even if Cloudflare clients may only want simple server analytics?
If I need simple server analytics, is there no option in Cloudflare? For example, on my cPanel or Plesk servers where I host static sites, I can see the server analytics for almost a year to see which country the user is from, their browser, and a lot more helpful analytics without having to add a tracker or script to my site.
Is it possible to have simple server analytics for my Cloudflare pages, or is tracking the only option? The word “tracker” doesn’t sound that privacy-friendly. And Cloudflare analytics is blocked on all browsers with privacy protection; even the antivirus software that provides browser protection recognizes the Cloudflare script as a tracker and blocks it.
The only reason I am using Cloudflare Analytics and not Google Analytics is because Google Analytics needs consent to work, but with Cloudflare Analytics there is no option, even with cookies accepted, if they are blocked by anti-trackers.
Yeah. I think it’s fair to say that Cloudflare isn’t selling analytics.
I think the Pro plan, which isn’t very compelling, should be replaced with a “developer” plan, targeted at people like us. But as I mentioned, they stubbornly refuse to ask me what I think about their business model.