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website analytics - http_referer no more?

Published: Monday, April 8, 2019 written by Drew Jackson
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Keywords: Tracking Disabled, Google Analytics, HTTP_REFERER, Privacy



When it comes to analytics, this could be a major shift in how referrers are counted. HTTP_REFERER could be on the outs. Hyperlink auditing could be disabled by all and that will shift how we know where folks are coming from, and then again;
 
in the bricks and mortar world, when a car parks in the stores parking lot, one does not really know where they came from unless they are analyzing license plates.
 
Several Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click-Tracking 'Hyperlink Auditing'
 
https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/04/07/2338244/several-major-browsers-to-prevent-disabling-of-click-tracking-hyperlink-auditing
 
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