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Managing URL Query Parameters

By default, we exclude all parameters to ensure a clean and relevant dataset, with the exception of a predefined set that is commonly used for tracking marketing campaigns and site performance. Default Parameters The default parameters that WP Statistics retains for tracking purposes are as follows: These parameters are widely recognized and used for analytics […]

Compliant with WordPress Data Export and Erasure

WordPress Data Management Features WordPress includes features that allow site owners to export or erase user data, helping them comply with privacy laws like GDPR. These tools are vital for users’ data rights, including access to their data and the right to be forgotten. WP Statistics Integration WP Statistics is fully compatible with WordPress’s data […]

Handling of Personal Data During Export Procedures

The WP Statistics plugin enables you to export data, which may include Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This document outlines the best practices and legal obligations to consider when exporting data from our plugin. Legal Framework and ComplianceThe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets the standard for data protection and privacy for individuals within the European […]

Configuring for Maximum Privacy: A Guide to Avoiding PII Data Collection

In our ongoing commitment to privacy and compliance, we understand the importance of configuring WP Statistics in a way that respects user privacy while providing valuable insights. This guide focuses on key settings within WP Statistics that may impact the collection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and how to manage these settings responsibly. Record User […]

WP Statistics: GDPR, CCPA and cookie law compliant site analytics

Analytics for your WordPress site that meets GDPR, CCPA, PECR, and cookie laws. Last Update: Feb 24, 2024Based on version 14.5 and above. WP Statistics tracks the usage of a website, it does not collect any personal data or personally identifiable information (PII), does not use cookies, and respects website visitors’ privacy. Listed below is […]

How to Clear User Agent Strings

This guide will assist you in clearing all User Agent Strings from your database within the WP Statistics plugin. This action is irreversible, so it should be executed with caution. Prerequisites: Instructions: Step 1: Navigate to the “Optimization” Page: Step 2: Access the “Data Cleanup” Tab: Step 3: Locate the “Data” Section: Step 4: Clear […]

Removing User IDs from Your Database

The “Remove User IDs” feature within WP Statistics is a critical function for website administrators who are looking to enhance user privacy and comply with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This document provides a comprehensive guide on how to use this feature to remove user IDs from your WordPress database, ensuring […]

Converting IP Addresses to Hash

Enhance user privacy on your WordPress site with WP Statistics by converting stored IP addresses to hashed values and enabling automatic hashing for new visitors. This straightforward guide walks you through each step. Convert Stored IP Addresses to Hash Note: This function transforms all stored IP addresses into hashed values, ensuring user privacy by making […]

Do Not Track

Understanding Do Not Track Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers to signal to websites they visit that they prefer not to be tracked. This preference is communicated through a DNT HTTP header sent with each request. The concept of DNT arose from a growing concern […]

Counting Unique Visitors Without Cookies

Notice: The enhanced privacy and hashing mechanism described herein has been introduced in WP Statistics version 14.4. Our methodology strikes a fine balance between ensuring user privacy and providing accurate analytics without using cookies, browser cache, or local storage. This approach aligns with strict privacy regulations like GDPR, which consider device-persistent identifiers as personal data. […]