From the 1st of April, 2022, Mono Solutions will release a new Google Fonts Proxy to enhance GDPR compliance for European sites.To use the new proxy, simply re-publish your site. Your site will automatically start using the new Google Fonts proxy.
1) Is this relevant for GDPR?
Using Google Fonts directly is in violation of GDPR rules in the European Union because Google stores visitors IP's on servers located in the US.
2) What is the URL of the Fonts Proxy?
The CSS files containing the font-files are located here: fonts.prod.extra-cdn.com
The actual font-files are colleted from: font-files.prod.extra-cdn.com
3) Where is the Proxy located?
The proxy is located in the EU (Ireland).
4) Do we collect any data? Where is it stored?
Mono Solutions does not collect any visitor IPs or data related to serving Google Fonts. To serve our global customers as effectively as possible, we use CDNs in NA and EU. The CDNs do not collect any data (cookies or logs), and only serves the purpose of strictly forwarding the traffic to our proxy located in Ireland.
5) How does the proxy work?
When a Mono Partner downloads a Google Font, the request is sent to the Mono proxy server, located in Europe. The proxy server sends a new request to Google. This proxy server has its own IP address that is only associated with Mono and cannot be used to ID anyone else. See the chart for a more detailed explanation: