Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Friendly Analytics

Here you will find answers to the most common questions about Friendly Analytics.

Is Friendly Analytics Compliant With GDPR, CCPA and PECR?

Yes. We think the best protection for user data is not to store it at all. Friendly Analytics therefore does not store any personally identifiable information (PII) or cookies. This makes Friendly Analytics compliant with privacy laws such as GDPR (EU), CCPA (California) and PECR (UK). And the best thing is that you can even do away with annoying cookie banners!

Where is my data stored?

We host all of your data in Switzerland, where the right to privacy is guaranteed by the constitution. We never pass on data and do not use it for advertising purposes.

Can I Use Friendly Analytics Alongside Google Analytics?

Yes, you can embed Friendly Analytics alongside Google Analytics – for example, to compare the numbers with each other for testing purposes.

Can I Import Data From Google Analytics to Friendly Analytics?

Yes, it’s possible. You can import nearly all historical data from Google Analytics into Friendly Analytics. This function is available to you from our “Business” subscription on (for smaller subscriptions on request for an additional charge).

Can I Export Data?

All collected data is 100% yours. You can have the data completely exported and downloaded at any time from our “Business” subscription on (for smaller subscriptions on request for an additional charge). You can also have all collected data deleted completely.

Does Friendly Analytics offer an API?

Yes, since Friendly Analytics is based on Matomo, it offers an extensive reporting API.

Will my ranking on Google respectively my SEO drop if I do not use Google Analytics?

No, the use of Google Analytics has no effect on your ranking on Google. Even Google itself says so.

Can I integrate Friendly Analytics into my App?

Yes. Because Friendly Analytics is based on Matomo, you can use the Matomo SDKs to integrate it into your app. There are available SDKs for iOS, Android and for all common programming languages.