• Resolved aclassifier

    (@aclassifier)


    Safari (and other browsers?) may discover, stop and report cross-site tracking.

    I’d really like no cross-site tracking from my site. Is this at all possible, or even correct or realistic thinking by me? I have no income from my pages, no ads.

    The url below is a page where I show some of this. I have unpaid Jetpack enabled.

    Could WordPress plugins have a field set where this information might be exposed?

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by aclassifier. Reason: a word

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Support Michelle (a11n)

    (@deathlynotes)

    Hi @aclassifier

    Cross-site tracking is an option for Safari browsers, for Chrome and Firefox you have the option to Do not track.

    Jetpack doesn’t have the option to remove it.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    My best regards,

    Michelle

    Thread Starter aclassifier

    (@aclassifier)

    Thank you @deathlynotes!

    But does Jetpack, or any other WordPress SW utilize cross-site tracking?

    Then the plugins. What’s the general policy there?

    Regards,
    Øyvind

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    Plugin Support Michelle (a11n)

    (@deathlynotes)

    Hi @aclassifier

    You can check our Policies here:

    https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/

    Each plugin and theme has its own privacy policy and you can check on their own pages.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thread Starter aclassifier

    (@aclassifier)

    Thanks! Since I am no specialist on this, may I ask whether “tracking” implies “cross-site tracking”?

    Will adding “sharing buttons” in Jetpack also add “tracking” or “cross-site tracking”?

    (I have a feeling that the Simple Share Buttons Adder plugin might have added “cross-site tracking” as none such has been stopped by Safari after I deactivated it two days ago.)

    Plugin Contributor Stef (a11n)

    (@erania-pinnera)

    Hello @aclassifier,

    We have some information about this on the WordPress.com support documentation, which can also be applied to the Jetpack features:

    Some features on WordPress.com rely on our ability to track your WordPress.com login across different WordPress.com and Jetpack-connected sites. We need to be able to detect you’re logged into a WordPress.com account when you visit a site so that you can:

    – Like posts
    – Like comments
    – Create or reply to comments
    – Follow a site
    – Access the WordPress.com admin bar which contains your notifications and links to the Reader and My Sites menu for managing your own sites

    Clicking on the banner allows these features to still work correctly.

    The Sharing features should then need to have the cross-tracking option enabled.

    As for the Simple Share Buttons Adder plugin, you need to double-check with the plugin authors about the cross-tracking option.

    Hope that answers your question!

    Thread Starter aclassifier

    (@aclassifier)

    Thank you, @erania-pinnera!

    I see that there are both valid functional (like you explain) and valid economic (like that plugin, which I have got confirmed) incentives for doing cross-tracking.

    Right now Safari tells me that google-analytics.com and googletagmanager.com are active on this wordpress.org page. I don’t know which group they might be in?

    Even with cross-tracking being stopped by Safari, I don’t think I have experience of having to log in more often. I wonder why.

    Since free lunches are rather seldom for all of us, we all have to earn our living. But then, the more open (“fair”?) that is, the better.

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    Plugin Support Michelle (a11n)

    (@deathlynotes)

    Hey @aclassifier

    Basically, every tracking relies on cookies, and they are required to run almost all the sites on the internet.

    WordPress itself requires cookies to work, the way Stef explained in her answer.

    The only way to block it on your site and turn it untraceable for browsers would deactivate cookies on the site, but this will crash your WordPress site.

    If you keep a good Privacy policy on your site related to cookies and maintain it updated, you should not have legal issues (if it is your concern).

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    My best regards,

    Michelle

    Thread Starter aclassifier

    (@aclassifier)

    Thanks, @deathlynotes

    Thank you!

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