Support » Plugin: WordPress Social Sharing Plugin - Social Warfare » GDPR, Social Warfare, GA, and Cookies

  • I read up on some of the other social warfare/gdpr threads here. From what I understand no cookies are placed until someone clicks on a share button, and then the tracking takes place through Google Analytics? Correct me if I’m wrong about that. If that is true, does anyone know if I have GA set to anonymize IP addresses, will that apply to Social Warfare too?

    And then again maybe I’m just all confused about the how the whole cookie thing works. Still trying to make sure my website is compliant and that I have all the right wording in my privacy policy.

    Thanks in advance

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  • Plugin Contributor Christine


    Social Warfare does not collect ANY personal data from the people who visit your site and click on a share button. Our buttons are merely utilizing the 3rd party share APIs of the respective networks. As soon as someone clicks a Social Warfare share button, everything that occurs after that click is handled by the social network’s API.

    Our UTM tracking feature merely adds a string to the end of a shared URL so that Google Analytics can record that traffic data–Warfare Plugins does not receive, record, or track ANY of that data.

    Our click-tracking feature is merely a Google Analytics event, which, again, is recorded by Google Analytics, not Social Warfare.

    So it is without question that Social Warfare has full compliance with GDPR because we don’t track a single thing.

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