More info on how piwik works


reading the docs I haven’t been able to find exactly how piwik sends visitor data to the client. I understand some info is sent using cookies, but I guess there’s more, since the first user visit won’t send any cookie.

How does the client-side javascript communitcat with the server?



Thanks. I take it then that it’s possible for anyone to send random data to the piwik server and pollute and/or inject false data into the stats. Is this correct, and if so, can it be avoided somehow? Thanks.

See the Feature request: New website setting: Only track visits and actions when the action URL starts with one of the above URLs · Issue #588 · matomo-org/matomo · GitHub
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