I got an email from Google tonight wanting me to set my tracking retention options. I got as far as "tracking info" but see no place that says tracking retention. Can someone help me with this. I'm stymied!
Set the options
You need to have Edit permission for the property to set these options.
Sign in to Google Analytics..
Click Admin, and navigate to the property you want to edit.
In the PROPERTY column, click Tracking Info > Data Retention.
User-data retention: select the retention period you want.
Reset on new activity: turn the switch on or off.
Click on Tracking Info and then you see more options show up. Then click on Data Retention.
Brandon - we may need to have a webinar on some of the new changes with HP and Google. I don't track those things regularly, and I need to correct that oversight.
You'd be a great host (and so would many others) for an HP webinar. So much great talent on this site.
Brandon: As I said in my post, when I clicked on tracking info, there was no option for data retention. What am I doing wrong?
Send me a screenshot maybe? It should be there.
I just looked again. It was there. Last night it was not there. No explanation as to why, but that's that. Thanks.
I hope all users of Google Analytics should have received this email.
I am also a member of it even though I never use it.
I am simply content with the general statistics.
Europe is becoming a real pain in the neck re: their new laws. To heck with them. Hopefully UK is not included; don't know.
Thanks for posting, I didn't know what to do so that email either. I'm going to stick with Brandon's knowledge about such things, that it's not too important for HP right now.
Thank you for the heads up. If not important for HP, then why is it important?
Google Analytics is used by many businesses and websites, we use it for the bare minimum. But I still need to look into the specifics of this, anyone else with more info out there? The help page of the change did not provide a lot of information. I like to be in the loop even if I don't use things, it's helpful at times.
Just plaster a sign like I did long ago as to own website(s). As for HP. they'll take care of it
Are you saying this has something to do with telling people you place cookies on their computer? What I think this is about is them allowing you to delete user data after a certain period of time, thereby preventing goals to be achieved based on certain referrals.
For example: If I visit Amazon through HP, for the next 30 days Amazon sees me as someone who came through HP (on their goals setup of Analytics) but after 30 days I visit as a direct visitor and not a referral. This is just my take on it (user retention), I don't see any other way to read this. Like I said their help page was not very clear.
Who cares? Not you. Them.
My statement at bottom of webpage still works. If not, I don't care. Tired of it all.
I care if I were a business. This is for businesses not you, simple You don't need any message anywhere. Maybe you are talking about something else and not what the OP is about.
Frankly, even as a business, I don't care. Enough is enough. Even as a business, USA is fine enough for me. For that matter, USA seems to follow Europe; don't care then either. My age might have something to do with my comments.
Ah! I see what you are referring to. You are referring to the changes in law in Europe.
I often don't read thread either.
You mean you seldom read I am lost on your other thread btw.
I mean one seldom page? Agreed. OP is serious, I just personally don't care.
Alert to moderator: i have no idea if this works: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/#
It does. Thus Q/OP answered.
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