Straight from WP DoNotTrack’s page on wordpress.org:
WP DoNotTrack stops plugins and themes from adding 3rd party tracking code and cookies to your blog to protect both your visitor’s privacy, your own security (in the admin-pages) and offering performance gains (limiting requests executed in the browser to render your pages).
This plugin can be useful if you want to:
- make your WordPress blog/ site honour visitors who request not to be tracked, even if the 3rd parties you include do not (conditional privacy)
- stop tracking by 3rd parties for all your visitors (absolute privacy)
- protect your blog from rogue plugins that dynamically add malicious code to your wp-admin pages (security)
- limit the number of external servers that are called from your blog (performance)
- make your blog more compliant with the EU Cookie Law as implemented in a.o. the UK and Holland (with other EU countries to follow) using conditional privacy
WP DoNotTrack uses (a slightly modified) version of jQuery AOP to catch and inspect elements (images, iframes and scripts) that are about to be added to the DOM and renders these harmless if the black- or whitelist say so. You can block 3rd party tracking for all you visitors, or just for those that have navigator.doNotTrack set to “1” or based on a browser cookie.
The “forced” and “SuperClean” modes use WordPress’s output buffering to change the HTML slightly (“forced”) or thoroughly (“SuperClean”). SuperClean uses Simple HTML DOM Parser to filter unwanted 3rd party code from the HTML.
Feedback is welcome; see info in the faq for bug reports/ feature requests and feel free to rate and/or report on compatibility on wordpress.org.
You can find the most recent WP DoNotTrack information on this here blog. Feel free to ask questions or provide me with feedback in the comments on this page.