@hpvd opened this Issue on June 24th 2015

Would be very helpful for good statistics to have the amount of visitors

  • whoes browser send "do not track"
  • how many users actively use the "opt out"
@tsteur commented on June 25th 2015 Member


@gaumondp commented on June 26th 2015

Like the idea too, even if it looks weird to track people saying "DNT" to us...

We have to make sure that this data is always anonymised and add a note about it in #6196 (PRIVACY.md)

@JohnMaguire commented on December 6th 2015 Contributor


Google tracks users with "Do Not Track" by default, however you can disable it, and you can also track, while disabled, how many visitors had DNT enabled. (see http://www.outfox.com/do-not-track-for-google-analytics/)

From reading the donnottrack.us website, it sounds like Piwik might theoretically be compliant with Do Not Track (even while tracking visitors) so long as it's not tracking cross-domain: http://donottrack.us/cookbook/

I wonder if Do Not Track support should actually be disabled by default in this case?

@rubo77 commented on July 3rd 2018

I think this is a very important request:

If you install matomo on your website to get a reasonable statistic about your visitors. It is pure nonsense not to count those users with a "do-not-track" mark.

Instead those users should be counted anonymously without IP and without any information about the user. Just a counter, that there was someone on the page.

@mattab commented on July 1st 2019 Member

Thanks for the suggestion. Marking as duplicate of https://github.com/matomo-org/matomo/issues/12001

This Issue was closed on July 1st 2019
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