I’m wanting to suggest Matomo for plugins.jenkins.io, and potentially the same for jenkins.io. I’ll admit I’m mostly curious what things are being clicked on (Like for example, does anyone care about new plugins?). We use matomo internally at current and past jobs because it was able to be self hosted, so for internal apps, no data got leaked out. As such I kinda fell in love with it. Its simple and straight forward, at least for non marketing purposes. I’ve never used the advanced GA functionality so I can’t speak how it compares.
The big selling point of Matomo is its privacy first attitude. Cookie trackers are single site, so not tracking you across the internet. The default visitor hash has a date so people are not tracked over multiple days. And there’s super easy support for adding in opt-out support/ui.
Which brings me to point number two. As Canada isn’t one of the countries we need the cookie banners for, I havn’t been following it, but based on Don’t irritate visitors with cookie consent banners - Analytics Platform - Matomo
I think we should have a cookie banner for jenkins.io because of GA. And if we add a cookie banner, we might as well not really have it because most people won’t opt in.
So, things I’m looking for from people:
- Reasons why matomo is a good idea
- Reasons why we shouldn’t run matomo (Past pitfalls you’ve encountered)
- Alternatives you have heard of that I should invesigate
- Essentially any other feedback about the idea.