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in order to be fully compliant with GDPR, I need to have the font in my own server instead of retrieving it from Google Fonts or Adobe. Otherwise Google and Adobe can store information from my visitors, which is not GDPR-compliant.
However, I am not finding a way to accomplish this.
I have already uploaded the font file I want to use via Design > Custom CSS. Let’s call this font "customized font".  This customized font is overriding the default font given in the Squarespace settings. So adding a customized font to my own server is OK.

The problem is that when the page is loaded, even if the customized font is the one used for all the texts, the default font is also downloaded. That means Google and Adobe can store information from my visitors anyway, which is not GDPR-compliant.
I have already contacted the customer support via Chat, but unfortunately they were not very helpful and only referred to the this link (that gives me an error when I try to open it) or suggested to ask in the forum.
Is there any way to block the default fonts, so only the customized font is downloaded?
Or a way to choose a default font that is not from a third-party?
Does anybody know a GDPR-compliant work-around for this?
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  • 1 year later...


thanks for sharing this issue - I was not aware of it.

I have uploaded the google Poppins font to play safe related to the latest google font court ruling. .. and have verified that the google counterpart is actually downloaded as well. Found this in the source of a webpage that is being loaded from my website:


Answer from Squarespace support:


To avoid the Poppins font to be loaded, you would need to change all the fonts within Design > Site styles > Fonts to a system font such as Arial or Times New Roman. 
There are some additional details on changing fonts on our help page:
After this you can replace these fonts using the font you uploaded using custom CSS. 

But now I have to figure out what I need to define in CSS so that the uploaded font is rendered like the "original" font .. . 

Would be grateful if someone could give me a hint how this can be done effectively. 



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  • 4 months later...

Hi All

Is there any update on this topic?

I'm trying to avoid that Google fonts get loaded. But changing the font in CSS to a custom font didn't help at all.

Is it currently really not possible to use Squarespace without loading Google fonts? Or is there any workaround?

Thank you!

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I have ongoing email discussions with the support about this.
Currently it looks like that all fonts are loaded that are in the style guide.
So, if you change everything to Arial, which is an internal font, Google fonts are loaded if they are in the style guide.

Looks like in the attachment und er site styles / fonts


Currently, there is no option to remove fonts from the style guide.
Found this solution https://e2a.studio/squarespace-tips-how-tos/how-to-remove-unwanted-fonts-from-your-squarespace-website but it's a lot of work and didn't work for my template.

Still waiting for a solution from Squarespace to be able to use Sqauarespace legally in Germany....

I'll kepp you posted!



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