dstiles - 9:13 pm on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
Lucy - I missed your reference to piwik but should have expected it. :)
If you have cookies turned off, how can cookies track you? They have to read existing cookies to know where you've been. All they can do is log your current access and leave the cookie field in the log blank.
JS can be a real hassle and can at times be dangerous to health. I turn it on only where I absolutely need it and where I know the site. When I went to google groups to see what they thought about the latest yahoo mail password breach* I was told to turn everything on: I went away instead and found the information elsewhere. Sadly, there are a couple of instances where I need googleapis and cannot avoid it, protest though I do.
* yes folks, there is currently a lot of phishing spam being fed through yahoo mail servers following an unacknowledged breach of yahoo's user/password details. If you have a yahoo or BT-Internet account (same thing) then change your password now! Better still, get your mail from somewhere else (not G!). :)