How to disable "Tracking The Usage Of H5P (anonymously)" in Wordpress
Submitted by Pir1981 on Tue, 07/12/2022 - 13:00
I just installed H5P in Wordpress and am before the option of using the hub or "disagre" (well I tested it already ...).
I would like to agree and use the hub, but given we sit in one of the strictes countries and GDPR is extreme here, would like to then disable the "Tracking The Usage Of H5P (anonymously)" as stated here:
"Contributing data is, of course, optional and you may easily disable it in your plugin. "
I just can't seem to be able to find, where I can disable it. How do I do it?
Wed, 07/13/2022 - 13:18
Hi Pir1981!1) That setting (
1) That setting ("Usage Statistics") is deactivated by default in the H5P settings of WordPress.
2) The usage statistics, if activated at all, do not fall under the GDPR because no personal information is processed.
Fri, 07/15/2022 - 12:57
Hi Oliver,thank you for your
thank you for your answer.
so are there different usage statistics that H5P is collecting?
1.) This one is the one, that you have to conset, if you want to use the hub (admin in WP).
It states, that data will be provided. How do I turn this off?
2.) then there is the one I mentioned, that is also mentionend under GDPR. I understand, that it does not collect personal information.
Anonymous usage tracking
It is not related to the GDPR, but we know that many people are concerned about any data transfer to 3rd party servers. If you are using the H5P plugin, it may send anonymized statistical information to us. This data helps us to learn about problems with H5P that will in turn help us to improve the software. It does not contain personal data.
Can you please point me to an offical H5P page that states, that in Wordpress this data is deactivated/not available for WordPress?
Fri, 07/15/2022 - 18:46
Hi!As far as I know, the
2) You can already validate that setting yourself if you have installed the WordPress plugin, can't you? And you can even check the whole source code if you don't believe me. https://github.com/h5p/h5p-wordpress-plugin
Tue, 07/19/2022 - 11:30
how can I validate it, without going through the code? I do not have to knowledge, to really check the code in a meaningful manner.
Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:11
Hi Pir1981!I was under the
I was under the impression I just told you. Looking at the code was only one option I mentioned. Before that I wrote:
Thu, 07/21/2022 - 10:07
thank you for your patience. My main problem, as mentioned in the initial post, was finding the checkbox. I just didn't see it. Sorry.
With the help of your last post, I now found it. My main issue was, that most of my other plugins have the settings within the plugin dropdown, so I was looking there, rather than under the generic WordPress Settings.
Thank you for your help!
Thu, 07/21/2022 - 19:21
Hi!Yes, I can understand your
Yes, I can understand your confusion. There's no general recommendation by the WordPress team where settings should be put, so some plugin maintainers choose to put them within the respective plugin menu (if it has one), some choose to put them within the settings menu as it allows you to have all settings under one roof.