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Exclude by Cookie - configureable cookie name and path #1364

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anonymous-piwik-user opened this Issue · 8 comments

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@anonymous-piwik-user

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"

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

@halfdan
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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

@anonymous-piwik-user

in google analytics you can select the cookie name (see To exclude traffic by Cookie Content)
http://www.google.com/support/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55481

@robocoder
Collaborator

Isn't it already called piwik_ignore?

@anonymous-piwik-user

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

@robocoder
Collaborator

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.

@halfdan
Collaborator

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

@robocoder
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@robocoder
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(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
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