You're probably not used to this, but I actually value freedom of choice.
Therefore, I made a lot of stuff optional here.
On this page, you can choose whether you want certain stuff to be enabled or not.
Functional Cookies
I put some basic required cookies in your browser to have this site function properly.
These cookies include:
  • Session cookies
  • Settings cookies
These cookies can't and shouldn't be disabled.
Analytics help me to see how my site is doing and what my most popular posts are.
For analytics, I use free (as in freedom) open-source software called "Matomo".
By using Matomo over Google Analytics, I can keep your data on my own servers instead of having it hang around at Google (whom will use it to track you sell you stuff).
Once you leave my site, Matomo won't track you.
It also anonymizes your data so that I don't know who you are.
Ofcourse, I do understand that you might not want to be tracked at all, therefore, I allow you to completely disable my analytics as long as you want!
Have I Been Pwned?
Your security is very important and as such, I have decided to make an unofficial partnership with the folks over at HIBP.
HIBP is a project started by Troy Hunt that provides anyone a free resource to quickly assess if they have been put at risk of having their accounts being compromised (or "pwned" as IT people call it).
Passwords are everywhere and websites can be breached.
Unfortunately, you are often the victim of these breaches, even if you don't know it.
Your login credentials, email address, personal details and sometimes even credit card details are all at risk when these breaches occur.
Thanks to HIBP, I am often aware of these breaches before any real damage can be done.

By enabling this option, you give my website the permission to send the first five (out of 40) characters of a hashed version of your password to the HIBP API.
This data is enough information for them without exposing the entire hash to HIBP.
In term, HIBP will return a list of anonymized data (using k-anonymity) after which my website will have a look in the results to see if the complete hash of your password has been found.
If it's found, I'll be able to give you a heads-up.

Because (for security reasons) my website doesn't store your password in plaintext, my website is only able to do this under the following circumstances:
  • You register (you'll be instantly informed)
  • You login (you'll be informed by mail)
  • You reset/change your password (you'll be instantly informed)

Please do note that after you register, disabling this setting will disable login checks on this client only.
This means that if you disable this setting on (for example) your phone but not your desktop, the login check will still happen on your desktop.
This behaviour might change in the future.

If you decide to opt-out of this feature, we won't send anything to HIBP and you won't get informed in case your password is compromised.