@hpvd opened this Issue on December 5th 2012

Maybe it would be helpful to track users without using cookie and/or IP addresses:

have a look at (german):
http://www.golem.de/news/tracking-der-verraeterische-fingerabdruck-des-browsers-1212-96167.html

@halfdan commented on December 5th 2012 Member

Short translation:

  • Student at a university in Berlin tries to find unique browser fingerprints and identify users
  • Solution does not use Cookies (or require them)
  • Final results will be published in his diploma thesis

Basically the same idea as: https://panopticlick.eff.org/


I think it might be an interesting idea to implement this, especially with the new very restrictive laws in the EU for Cookies.

@mattab commented on December 13th 2012 Owner

Piwik already has such algorithm in place, using heuristic based on resolution, browser, etc. (but also using IP address). if you have more specific improvement comment here. Otherwise we dont plan to change this yet.

This Issue was closed on December 13th 2012
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