Hello, i use matomo for many years and plan yet a customizing of my matomo settings and have questions about it.
First, i will use the
_paq.push(['disableCookies']);. That i find nice and can remove the cookie consent.
Next, i will use the
_paq.push(['disableBrowserFeatureDetection']);. Because i don’t use it in the last years.
In conclusion, I would like to use
_paq.push(['disableFingerprint']);, but that don’t exists. I have read, by using
disableCookies matomo will use the IP and footprint for the viewer detection. It would be enough for me if matomo only uses the IP for this. My settings for IP masking is currently 1 bit. I will be set to 2 bit. Is that accurate enough for tracking? First of that, i search a
disableFingerprint option. Please help.
That method doesn’t exist because Matomo does not use any user fingerprint…
Hm, i don’t understand it right. Matomo write:
When cookies are disabled by a visitor (cookie-less tracking), how does it impact Matomo reports accuracy?
Matomo will still be able to determine unique visitors based on IP address and other footprints, but this will be inaccurate.
Also matomo don’t use a fingerprint (footprint) , but use a fingerprint-hash (timed restricted). This is almost the same.
and matomo write here further:
How does Matomo detect unique and returning visitors? (with User ID or Visitor ID from tracking cookie)
When … [than] …, [otherwise] we look for visits where the
log_visit.config_id matches the visitor config_id.
I haven’t found everything about who the
config_id is saved. Is the
config_id saved in a cookie?
I have found more infos about the config_id. The config_id is stored in the database table log_visit.
Visits are stored in the log_visit table.
Each visit contains the following information:
config_id: a hash of all the visit’s configuration options, including the OS, browser name, browser version, browser language, IP address and all browser plugin information
The config_id is the fingerprint-hash, i mentioned above, also the fingerprint (footprint).
For the fingerprint (footprint) matomo uses a hash from the browser feature detection + browser header + IP. When
disableBrowserFeatureDetection is set, than without browser feature detection and only with the browser header + IP. Matomo write: That is a little bit inaccurate. I will test it in the next days/weeks. For me only relevant are the page-visits from each visitor about his session.