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European alternatives to reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA service owned by Google. It is completely free, but has been criticized for its poor privacy practices.

This pages lists European reCAPTCHA alternatives from companies based in a member state of the European Union (EU) or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Friendly Captcha is a captcha service from Germany that helps users protect websites from bots. It works in such a way that no interaction with the captcha service is necessary except for clicking on a checkbox. Thus, the user does not have to select images or decipher bent letters.

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CaptchaFox

Germany EU EU hosted Free plan

CaptchaFox is a captcha service from Germany, that protects users against bots and spam. It is privacy-focused, accessible, and they offer a free plan. Integrations for WordPress, Node, Vue and React are provided and the multi-user dashboard allows administrators to design the captcha widget.

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Captcha

Austria EU EU hosted

Captcha is a captcha service from Austria. The proof-of-work system used, does not require user interaction. They offer a WordPress plugin, a Keycloak extension and a Joomla integration.

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Swetrix CAPTCHA

Ukraine DCFTA Open source

Swetrix CAPTCHA is a captcha service from the Ukrainian web analytics company Swetrix. The service is open-source, has a focus on privacy and is in the same management panel as the web analytics service.

Self-hosted & Open Source

mCaptcha is an open-source captcha service for self-hosting. It uses proof-of-work and is compatible with reCAPTCHA and hCaptcha. mCaptcha is licensed under the AGPL license.


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