@lbroermann opened this Issue on August 2nd 2018

Good day,

due to our goal to achieve GDPR compliance, we're trying to implement an opt-in procedure using a commercial cookie-plugin called "Borlabs Cookie" with our WordPress-Network.
We embedded Matomo with the following code/attributes:

<!-- Matomo -->
<script type="text/javascript">
  var _paq = _paq || [];
  /* tracker methods like "setCustomDimension" should be called before "trackPageView" */
  (function() {
    var u="//***/";
    _paq.push(['setTrackerUrl', u+'piwik.php']);
    _paq.push(['setSiteId', '1']);
    var d=document, g=d.createElement('script'), s=d.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
    g.type='text/javascript'; g.async=true; g.defer=true; g.src=u+'piwik.js'; s.parentNode.insertBefore(g,s);
<!-- End Matomo Code -->

Tracking works fine, but Matomo creates _pk_id and _pk_ses at every session's start, also if we don't set
<script type="text/javascript"> _paq.push(['setConsentGiven']); </script> at the bottom of the page, using our plugin.
'rememberConsentGiven' is no option, since we want to use our WordPress plugin to handle opt-in/opt-out.

The support-pages weren't helpful as this doesn't seem to be the expected behaviour of "requireConsent". Could you please give me some advice on how to solve this problem?
Thank you!

@tobbecmd commented on May 5th 2020

I can confirm this is still happening in version 3.13.5.
_paq.push([‘requireConsent’]); has no effect and _pk_id and _pk_ses cookies are being set without calling setConsentGiven.

@lastant commented on May 11th 2020

Maybe there is another way to make sure Matomo tracking code is loaded only after consent is given? For instance, I tried to add the tracking code dynamically using JS, instead of hard-coding it into the HTML; but tracking wouldn't work this way for some reason..

@Findus23 commented on May 24th 2020 Member
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