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Piwik PRO Cloud and Private Cloud: 15.5.2
Piwik PRO On-premises: 15.1.2

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July 5, 2021

15.5.1

Audience Manager

Fixed

  • When the user ID changes during the session, a new profile is created in Audience Manager.

June 7, 2021

15.5.0

Analytics

New

  • Tableau integration that lets you quickly export raw analytics data from Piwik PRO to Tableau. In Tableau, you can comfortably visualize your data and make them easy to understand for your teammates and clients. The integration uses the web data connector in Tableau, and you can access via this link: http://[your_account_name].piwik.pro/analytics/tableau-connector.
  • New dimension: Gclid, short from Google Click ID, that shows a parameter passed in the URL with ad clicks in Google Ads. It helps to identify the campaign and other ad click attributes.
Improved

  • An improved date picker that lets you choose dates more easily.
  • You can now see the values of custom events in the tracker debugger.
Removed

  • We changed the way the data exporter delivers your data. Now you won’t receive data for each site and scope in separate files or tables. Instead, you’ll receive two files or tables: one for events and one for sessions. These files or tables will have data for all your sites and apps. Also, goal names won’t be exported until we bring the new tracker online (Q4 2021).

Tag Manager

Improved

  • You can now resize the list of triggers, tags or variables to see their long names.
  • You can now use a variable in the value field in the custom event tag.

Consent Manager

Removed

  • We removed consent statistics from Consent Manager > Insights. All consent statistics are now available under Analytics > Reports > Consent.

Tracker

Improved

  • The custom dimensions have new functions: setCustomDimensionValue and getCustomDimensionValue.
Fixed

  • The tracker now correctly creates cookies with the secure attribute always when setSecureCookie is used. Previously, when addTracker was used, it could create additional cookies without this attribute. The secure attribute ensures that cookies are sent securely and are not accessed by unintended parties or scripts.
Deprecated

  • We’ll remove old functions for custom dimensions: setCustomDimension and getCustomDimension in the future because they didn’t encode the data. We recommend using the new functions instead: setCustomDimensionValue and getCustomDimensionValue.

Administration

Improved

  • You can now install our product more easily thanks to new installation instructions under Administration > Websites & Apps > Installation.

April 12, 2021

15.3.0

Analytics

New

  • You can now see consent statistics under Analytics > Reports > Consent. All consent data can now be exported to CSV, XML, JSON or JSON (KV) files or accessed via API. You can also use consent dimensions and metrics in custom reports. (Note: We’re moving consent statistics out of Consent Manager. Starting with version 15.3.0, data collected before the change will be under Consent Manager > Insights and data collected after the change under Analytics > Reports > Consent. From version 15.4.0 on, all data will be only under Analytics.)
  • Piwik PRO site inspector, a new extension for Chrome that shows a heatmap, clickmap and scrollmap for your site.
Fixed

  • We fixed the issue with missing Google Ads data in scheduled exports. Now your export will wait until data from Google Ads arrive.
  • The Show all paths option in the user flow report is loading data correctly.
Deprecated

  • We’re changing the way the data exporter delivers your data. So far, you have received data for each site and scope in separate files or tables. This solution will work until June 7, 2021, for accounts that already have their data export set up. After the change, you’ll receive two files or tables: one for events and one for sessions. These files or tables will have data for all your sites and apps.

Tag Manager

Improved

  • The history change (SPA) trigger has a new option: Wait 1 second before firing the tag. Waiting helps to match page URLs with page titles when you use this trigger for single-page applications.

Consent Manager

Improved

  • The form for collecting data subject requests now works correctly on sites that use the content security policy (CSP).
Deprecated

  • We’re moving consent statistics to reports in Analytics. Starting with version 15.3.0, data collected before the change will be under Consent Manager > Insights and data collected after the change under Analytics > Reports > Consent. From version 15.4.0 on, all data will be only under Analytics.
Removed

  • We removed Consent form – failure note from consent templates. It’s no longer needed because now visitor choices are saved in the ppms_privacy_ {app_id} cookie and can’t be lost during connection problems.

Tracker

New

  • Added the enableCookies method to the tracker. This lets you collect data with or without using cookies. With this method, cookies are turned on without reloading the page. This can be useful if you’re using Consent Manager in single-page applications.
Improved

  • We changed the way the tracker counts the session time when Count session time precisely is turned on. Now ping requests are sent automatically at increasing intervals.

Administration

New

  • Now it’s easier to set up your data collection with respect to visitor privacy. When you ask visitors for consent using our Consent Manager, you can now choose to collect non-sensitive data for visitors who don’t consent: (1) collect data using a 30-minute cookie, (2) collect data without using cookies or (3) don’t collect data. When you don’t ask visitors for consent, you can turn on or off two options: device fingerprinting and cookies. When you turn both off, you’ll collect only non-sensitive data from all visitors. You can set it up by going to Administration > Websites & apps > Settings.
  • You can now use our platform also in Dutch and French.

February 15, 2021

15.2.0

Analytics

New

  • Quickly export data from Analytics to Tableau. This option is in beta so we’re testing it with a limited number of users.
  • We added an unsubscribe link to emails sent as scheduled reports and alerts. You can click on the link to stop receiving these emails.
  • New dimensions: Visitor ID that shows an ID assigned to the visitor and helps to recognize them.
  • New dimension: Cookie ID that shows an ID assigned to the visitor’s browser.
  • New dimension: Session goals that shows a list of goals completed by the visitor during their session. You can use it only in dimension filters.
Improved

  • You can now select and group copy or group delete the following: dashboards, custom reports, segments and calculated metrics.
  • You can now select and group delete many groups in dimension value grouping and custom channel grouping. The same way you can delete a bunch of custom attribution models, scheduled reports and alerts.
  • You can now star a dashboard, custom report or segment. Starred items appear at the top of the dashboard, report or segment list.
  • Exported data now reflect settings you’ve used in a report: segments, compared time periods, filters and sort options. Also you can decide to export all nested tables or just the level that you see at the moment.
  • When exporting data you can decide to use column names or column IDs. This setting also works when exporting via API. Simply use this command: "column_format": "id" / "name".
  • Owners can now set up a dashboard created on one website for use across all websites.
  • You can now choose quarterly reports in scheduled reports.

Tag Manager

Fixed

  • When you set specific hours to fire a tag, it’ll be fired according to the time zone you’ve set for that website. We fixed the bug that was affecting these settings for versions 15.0.0 and above.

Audience Manager

Improved

  • Attribute values are now displayed in the order they were added, from newest to oldest.

Consent Manager

New

  • Consent forms are now available in Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. You can use these languages on new websites. On existing websites consent forms are in English only, but you can add other languages manually.
Improved

  • In Consent Manager > Insights, dates and metrics are now displayed according to the region set for a website.
  • In Consent Manager > Insights, you can now click on metrics to show or hide them from the chart.
Fixed

  • A consent form is now displayed correctly on Safari 13+. We’ll be setting cookies with the parameter SameSite=Lax instead of SameSite=Strict until Apple fixes the bug affecting our Consent Manager.

Platform

Improved

  • Security and usability improvements.

November 9, 2020

15.1.0

Analytics

New

  • New attribution models for analyzing goal and ecommerce conversions. You can now use and compare the following models: last-click, position-based, first-click, last- non-direct-click, time-decay, linear and custom models.
  • Custom attribution models that let you adjust baseline models to fit how you credit different channels, campaigns and projects. You can use custom models in the attribution report or custom reports.
  • Attribution report that shows which traffic channels visitors use before they buy a product or complete your website goal. In this report, you can analyze attribution models, conversion paths and the number of days and touchpoints that lead to conversions.
  • You can now also create a custom attribution report under Menu > Analytics (new) > Custom reports, apply advanced filters and adjust reporting to the goals set for your website.
  • Custom channel grouping that lets you organize traffic sources to fit your business model.
  • A new metric: Unique goal conversions that shows the number of uniquely completed goals. Repeated goals are counted only once per session.
  • A new dimension: Bounced session that shows bounced and non-bounced sessions.
  • You can now get scheduled reports as a CSV file.
Improved

  • Added the Save button to the user flow report. Now you can decide if you want to save the changes made to the report or not.
  • User interface improvements and bug fixes.

Platform

New

  • You can now display or hide Ecommerce reports and SharePoint reports in Analytics for meta sites under Menu > Administration > Meta sites.
Improved

  • User interface improvements.

October 1, 2020

15.0.0

Analytics

New

  • Tracker debugger that shows in real time sessions tracked today. This tool helps you check if your tracking works correctly.
  • You can now copy segments between websites.
Improved

  • Changes to Visitor ID and User ID introduced in the Piwik PRO 14.0.0 have been reverted. If User ID is set for a visitor, its value overwrites Visitor ID, but it doesn’t serve as a mechanism for joining sessions in cross-device tracking. Sessions from various devices are split to get a clearer picture of user behavior.
  • User interface improvements and bug fixes.

Tag Manager

New

  • Faster and more user-friendly interface throughout Tag Manager.
  • You can now manage tag priority in Settings with a simple drag-and-drop mechanism.
  • API for Tag Manager that lets you access data and interact with features from other applications.

Audience Manager

New

  • When exporting attributes to a CSV file, you can now use the checkbox to quickly select all attributes.
Improved

  • User interface improvements and bug fixes.

Tracker

Fixed

  • Keywords from Google Ads are now correctly matched during tracking and displayed without the + element in reports

Platform

New

  • Audit log that lets you see who logged in and when and track changes made in platform settings under Menu > Administration.

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