@tsteur opened this Issue on December 24th 2020 Member

Use case:

Someone downloads a page from your website and stores it locally. Then the user opens it and the user will be tracked and the URL might look like

file:///C:/Users/myname/AppData/Local/...

This way we actually track personal data potentially by accident without knowing.

  • We would always exclude page urls with this protocol by default
  • There should be a method to opt out of this feature so you can track these requests if needed.
  • We create an FAQ to document this behaviour / feature.

As this could be seen as a BC break we need to maybe wait for Matomo 5 for this and/or clearly announce this and warn users of this change.

@tsteur commented on March 19th 2021 Member

see https://developer.matomo.org/guides/jstracker-core this would need to be changed in js/piwik.js see how to embed tracking code https://developer.matomo.org/guides/tracking-javascript-guide

@tsteur commented on May 10th 2022 Member

This would be a great new privacy feature which be quick to implement 👍

@peterhashair commented on October 4th 2022 Contributor

@tsteur just found we have something similar, but not the same. Do we consider removing that one?
https://github.com/matomo-org/matomo/blob/6be3e32e29ef8c70e13ace7ef02efcacb64154b5/js/piwik.js#L6524-L6528

@tsteur commented on October 4th 2022 Member

@peterhashair we would keep it to not break the API as some people might use this

@peterhashair commented on November 4th 2022 Contributor
@sgiehl commented on November 7th 2022 Member

@peterhashair the new method should also be added here: https://developer.matomo.org/api-reference/tracking-javascript
But as this will be included in Matomo 5 only, we maybe should first start the documentation for 5.x. See https://github.com/matomo-org/developer-documentation/issues/675

@peterhashair commented on November 7th 2022 Contributor

@sgiehl should I wait for the 5.x documentation created? Or should I created PR follow those steps https://github.com/matomo-org/developer-documentation/#how-to-add-docs-for-a-new-matomo-version

@sgiehl commented on November 8th 2022 Member
@justinvelluppillai commented on November 24th 2022 Member

Looks like this is ready now @peterhashair @sgiehl - 5.x-dev documentation is now live.

@peterhashair commented on November 24th 2022 Contributor

@justinvelluppillai added updates.

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