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Exclude by Cookie - configureable cookie name and path #1364

anonymous-piwik-user opened this Issue May 18, 2010 · 8 comments

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How to exclude Piwik visits using a cookie?

currently you can't change the cookie name for exclude a visitor
it is easily possible to set a cookie named "piwik_ignore"

let the admin choose a name for the cookie and/or path

Piwik Open Source Analytics member
halfdan commented May 18, 2010

I honestly don't see the relavance for this. Why would one want to change the name of the cookie if it does it's work?

Vote for: wontfix


in google analytics you can select the cookie name (see To exclude traffic by Cookie Content)


Isn't it already called piwik_ignore?


yes currently it is piwik_ignore
but i want to change the name


We should make this configurable to be consistent with login_cookie_name and (visitor) cookie_name in global.ini.php.

At the same time, we should also start signing cookies as a pre-caution against anti-tracking cookies.

Piwik Open Source Analytics member
halfdan commented May 20, 2010

Attachment: Adds "exclude_webmaster_cookie_name" to global.ini.php and adjusts code.


(In [2227]) fixes #1364 - committed patch by halfdan with some minor edits; thanks

@anonymous-piwik-user anonymous-piwik-user added this to the Piwik 0.6.2 milestone Jul 8, 2014
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