currently you can't change the cookie name for exclude a visitor it is easily possible to set a cookie named "piwik_ignore"
solution: let the admin choose a name for the cookie and/or path
Attachment: Adds "exclude_webmaster_cookie_name" to global.ini.php and adjusts code. cookie_naming.patch
I honestly don't see the relavance for this. Why would one want to change the name of the cookie if it does it's work?
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in google analytics you can select the cookie name (see To exclude traffic by Cookie Content) http://www.google.com/support/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55481
Isn't it already called piwik_ignore?
yes currently it is piwik_ignore but i want to change the name
We should make this configurable to be consistent with login_cookie_name and (visitor) cookie_name in global.ini.php.
At the same time, we should also start signing cookies as a pre-caution against anti-tracking cookies.
Added suggestion from http://forum.piwik.org/index.php?showtopic=9751
(In ) fixes #1364 - committed patch by halfdan with some minor edits; thanks