I got a GitLab account many years ago due to it providing private repositories for free (which GitHub did not do at that time) and since Microsoft bought GitHub I have almost exclusively used GitLab.
Me, like many other have been worried about the influence of MS over GitHub and while the threat always looms over it, it is nice to hear some good news.
Last time, it was GitHub standing up for developers and now it stands up for privacy by removing non-essential (tracking cookies). This has the added benefit of removing the need for obtrusive cookie banners, which are otherwise required by EU law.
Read their full post here: