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New DoNotTrack setting to enable 100% DNT support including for IE browsers #3531
This is a privacy concern and a step backwards for both Piwik and DoNotTrack in general.
Instead, allow the user to choose at install or configuration time whether or not to honor the setting, with a clear statement of why each way, such as the following example text:
[X] Respect DoNotTrack in all situations (recommended)
Also, DoNotTrack should be able to be set per-site, rather than globally.
Would it be possible to add a fourth option, which is to lump all DNT users in a single bucket with any identifying information zero'd out? This would mean the IP of all DNT users would be 0.0.0.0 (obviously invalid), their Lat/Long would be 0,0 (in the Atlantic ocean, south of Ghana), etc.
That would give us more accurate stats as far as what pages are popular and how many eyeballs we're getting, while also preserving the privacy of the users.
changed the title
DoNotTrack setting in 1.9.2 should prompt for setting, rather than assume defaults of not honoring in IE10
Sep 13, 2014
I really like this idea: #3531 (comment)
Also as additional suggestion to "lump all DNT users in a single bucket" if this is not too intrusive:
Personally, I do not mind being tracked by Matomo (in contrast to Google Analytics, advertisement companies, ...), as I know that for the vast majority of Matomo installation the data is only accessible to the people behind that website (or Matomo if it is a hosted setup). Unfortunately, this is currently not possible using DNT. Instead, browser extensions are required for that.
But I am afraid that this is an issue that is currently solving itself:
The DNT working group has finished their work (w3c/dnt@5d85d6c) and it seems like it's usage will decrease in the next time (e.g. Apple completly removed it from Safari)