I, Gregory Weber, maintain this INFO-I400 course web site as part of my “personal home pages” on Indiana University’s Mypage.
All web servers log web page requests; however, I have no access to the server’s logs.
I use Google Analytics and/or StatCounter to collect and analyze web traffic data, so that I may better understand how visitors are using my site. These services will want to set a cookie in order to count unique visitors, i.e., to distinguish your anonymous visit from other people’s anonymous visits.
You can see the privacy policies of those services here:
These are not third-party cookies, are not used to serve you ads, and do not track your behavior across multiple web sites — just your behavior, in an anonymous form, on this INFO-I400 course web site.
If you agree with this usage, then your allowing the cookie will help me by preventing an inflated count of unique visitors.