Tracking of incognito/privat browsing

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martin_munkn548

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martin_munkn548

martin_munkn548

21-12-2016

Hi! 

Any insights or recommendations on how to track if a visitor uses incognito browsing when visiting a website? 

There are several ways to identify if the visitor ID was previously unseen (i.e. Visit Number = 1), but this does not infer the user using incognito browsing mode.

Ideally, an s.prop-value or an Omniture/Adobe Analytics plugin would be able to detect the browser mode, so a distinction between 'standard' and 'incognito'/'in-private' can be made.

Any help would be much appreciated 🙂 

Martin

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ericmatisoff

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ericmatisoff
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10-01-2017

Hi Martin,

Unfortunately, this is not possible due to the way that browsers completely clear all cache, cookies, and history when accessing Incognito/Privacy Mode. Other than those three items being cleared, there's no other way to identify that a user is running their browser in these modes. Here's some more information on why this is not possible: http://stackoverflow.com/a/22623958