You can also change your data collection settings in Tag Manager. Look for a tag named “Piwik PRO” that handles data collection. If you choose to edit this tag, you’ll be able to customize its settings. In this article, we’ll guide you through these settings step by step.
To access tracking code settings, follow these steps:
- Go to Menu > Tag Manager.
- Navigate to Tags.
- On the left, click Piwik PRO.
Here’s the list of all available options:
Basic tracking setup
- Site or app ID
- Site or app address
- Tracker address
- Set a user ID: If turned on, you’ll recognize visitors by their user ID. A user ID can be a visitor’s email, username or some other unique identifier. We store IDs under the dimension called user ID. You can use this dimension in custom reports, segments and filters. Read more
- Outlinks and downloads: If turned on, you’ll count outlinks and downloads. Outlinks are links that take the visitor outside your website. Downloads are links to all kind of files on your website. You’ll see collected data under Analytics > Reports > Outlinks or Analytics > Reports > Downloads.
- Interactions with popups and content: If turned on, you’ll count times when people see and interact with your popup or content. Impressions and interactions are counted for: (1) popups added under Tag Manager > Tags > Add a tag > Custom popup, (2) content added under Tag Manager > Tags > Add a tag > Custom content, (3) any page content you tag in your website’s code. You’ll see collected data under Analytics > Reports > Content performance. Read more
- Count session time precisely: If turned on, you’ll measure the end of a session more accurately. Session time is the period between opening the first page and closing the last one, but it’s hard to know exactly when a visitor closes the last page. This option will send ping requests to check if a visitor is still on the last page.
- Recognize a visitor across domains: If turned on, the visitor who goes from one website to the other will be recognized as the same visitor. Sessions that would be treated as separate for each website, will be treated as one session. This option works only for domains that use the same tracking code and are added under Administration > Websites & apps > URLs. We add the pk_vid parameter to the page URL to pass the visitor ID between domains. Read more
- Recognize a visitor across subdomains: If turned on, the visitor who goes from one subdomain to the other will be recognized as the same visitor. Sessions that would be treated as separate for each subdomain, will be treated as one session. This option works only for subdomains that use the same tracking code. You need to pick a domain where you’ll store a cookie with the visitor ID. Read more
- Use visitor cookies: If turned off, you won’t set visitor cookies like _pk_id.* and _pk_ses.* that are responsible for recognizing visitors and their sessions.
- Use secure cookies: If turned on, you’ll receive information from first-party cookies over a secure connection. Only websites with the HTTPS protocol will be able to access these cookies.
- Remove the visitor cookie at custom time: The visitor cookie (_pk_id.*) is removed after 13 months by default. You can delete it at a different time.
- Remove the session cookie at custom time: The session cookie (_pk_ses.*) is removed after 30 minutes by default. You can delete it at a different time.
- Consent type: Set the consent type you want to use to fire this tag. This setting works only when you use a consent form on your site. The form is turned on or off under Administration > Websites & apps > Ask visitors for consent.
- Respect opt-out and DNT: If turned on, this tag won’t fire for visitors who set Do-Not-Track in their browsers, or for visitors who opt out of tracking using our opt-out form.