Piwik PRO tag

After adding a new website or app to Piwik PRO, you will see the Piwik PRO tag in Tag Manager. This tag is responsible for collecting data from your website or app and you can’t delete it. You can adjust the tag to track specific data, but be careful with any changes you make because they may affect the whole tracking.

To make changes in the Piwik PRO tag, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Menu > Tag Manager.
  2. Navigate to Tags.
  3. From the left-hand list, choose the Piwik PRO tag.
  4. In Piwik PRO Analytics setup, adjust elements that you need.
  5. Here’s a list of elements that can be adjusted in Piwik PRO Analytics setup:

    • Enable link tracking: It’s turned on by default. It tracks downloads and outlinks in Analytics.
    • Enable content tracking: It’s turned off by default. When you turn it on, Piwik PRO will track pop-ups set in a custom pop-up tag, contextual ads set in a custom content tag, and all other elements defined as content.
    • Enable cross domain tracking: It’s turned off by default. It lets you to track a visitor across domains and subdomains.
    • Accurately measure the time spent on each page: This option lets you measure the exact time spent by the visitor on each page. By default, the time spent on a page is counted as the difference between the moment a visitor started viewing one page and the moment when a visitor started viewing another page. Because of how the mechanism works, Piwik PRO will not count the time spent on the last page. With this option, you can turn on a heartbeat which will be sending a ping every 15 seconds (or other selected number) to tell Piwik PRO that the visitor is still on that page. This way it will count the time spent on that page. Just keep in mind that setting the ping number below 15 seconds may slow down the website.
    • Set userID: This option lets you add your own identifier for a visitor. For more, read Set up a userID.
    • Set cookie domain: It’s turned off by default. It’s used to define across which domains the user should be tracked in cross-domain tracking.
    • Disable cookies: It’s turned off by default. You can use it to disable cookies. We are not recommending to turn it on as it may influence tracking. For more, read How can I disable cookies for vistiors?
  6. In Piwik PRO configuration information, you’ll find fixed elements such as a domain and website ID.
  7. Piwik PRO configuration information.
  8. In Custom variables, you can start tracking a variable added in Analytics (Menu > Analytics settings > Custom variables).
  9. Custom variables in Piwik PRO tag.

    Tip: For more, read About custom variables in Analytics

  10. In Custom dimensions, you can start tracking a dimension added in Analytics (new) (Menu > Analytics (new) > Settings > Custom dimensions) or Analytics (classic) (Menu > Analytics settings > Custom dimensions).
  11. Custom dimensions in Piwik PRO tag.

    Tip: For more about custom dimensions in Analytics (classic), read About custom dimensions (classic).

    Tip: For more about custom dimensions in Analytics (new), read Create a custom dimension.

    Tip: For more, read also Differences between custom variables and custom dimensions.

  12. In Advanced tag settings, set the tag type. By default, it’s set to be displayed to visitors who consent to Analytics, but you can change it to a different type.
  13. By default, the Respect visitor privacy is turned on. Leave it as is, if you want to respect visitors who set a do-not-track option in their browser.
  14. In Flight dates, you can set the time during which you want to run the tag. For this tag, we recommend not to set flight dates because it will affect data collection.
  15. In Tag triggers, click + New trigger or + Existing trigger to set up a trigger for your tag. For this tag, we recommend to leave the trigger as is because any change will affect data collection.
  16. When you’re done, click Save for the trigger and click Save for the tag.
  17. Test your tag in debug mode.
  18. When you’re happy how the tag works, click Publish.
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