TL;DR: Your computer is sending my server data. I promise I won’t abuse that data, but I can’t promise that neither Google nor The Rocket Science Group (Mandrill) won’t.
The names of the cookies, their content and their expiry time is beyond my control. Talk to Google about them if you have issues. At the time of writing, they are setting 5 cookies: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt and __utmz.
Because of the moronic EU “cookie law” which applies in Norway as well (I’m in Norway) even though we’re not even members of EU, I have a cookie warning. To not have to show the warning every time you visit, I’m using a cookie to store the value that you have clicked “OK”. The cookie is named “cookie_notice_accepted”, should have the value “true” and is set to expire in a year after it was first set.
If you sign up for my newsletter, I will of course have access to the data you sent along with some other data you may or may not know that your computer sent. Including, but limited to, your IP address, user agent and more stuff. I will not use this information you trusted me with, for anything I consider immoral or evil (my standards might be different than yours, but I’m not trying to fool you into anything. If you just signed up for updates from this web site, that’s all I’m going to send you).
I’m trying my best to not disclose the info with anyone else, but I’m sending the newsletter through Mandrill, I guess they are doing some logging on their side. Anything else would be stupid of them. I didn’t bother reading their privacy statement, but I’m guessing it’s OK.
Just let it be clear that I probably can harvest some behavioural and identifying information about you, but I have no intention of doing so. If I did, I would be a much lesser human being than I’m aiming for.
October 7th 2015 I tweeted a screenshot of a 404 log entry in Google Analytics showing that someone (I don’t know who) tried to go from a page on this site to a different site, but did not erase the current URL in the location bar first, resulting in a request to
https://bjornjohansen.no/currentpageexample.com. Log entries from non-malicious users should probably not be shared – even fun ones (the fun part was in the 3rd party site).