Change of analytics platform
SCARD Systems has removed Google Analytics from this website and the SCARD Surgical Audit.
Google Analytics collects website traffic and user behavior data, including their location, interests, and browsing history. While this data can be useful for developers to improve their content and user experience, it can also widen the digital footprint for visitors and increase the information that can be tracked and shared across multiple websites.
Instead, SCARD Systems has implemented an independent instance of Matomo. Matomo is a leading open-source web analytics tool designed to help organisations make more informed decisions and enhance customer experience while ensuring data ownership, compliance, and privacy.
One of the key benefits of Matomo is that it is self-hosted, which means that website owners have full control over their data and can store it on our own servers. This can provide greater privacy and security for website visitors, as their data is not shared with third-party providers. Matomo also offers a range of privacy-focused features, such as the ability to anonymize IP addresses.
This is a “behind-the-scenes” change, so it will not impact the user experience for the SCARD Surgical Audit.