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GA Passing Referring URL: 0

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Hi there,

I'm working on an older site which is using Classic Analytics (ga). The goal is to move the site to analytics.js, but in the mean time I wanted to ask about an issue I'm seeing.

Midway through the user journey (in the ecommerce funnel), GA begins returning the following for referrer:

 

Referring URL            : 0

 

A fuller console.log is provided below:

Account ID : UA-myID-1
Page Title : Buy Widgets
Host Name : widgets.com
Page : /blue-widget
Referring URL : 0
Hit ID : 180474642
Visitor ID : 2091623122
Session Count : 19
Session Time - First : Tue Apr 25 2017 15:13:36 GMT 0100 (BST)
Session Time - Last : Thu May 11 2017 13:44:02 GMT 0100 (BST)
Session Time - Current : Thu May 11 2017 13:59:01 GMT 0100 (BST)
Campaign Time : Thu May 11 2017 13:59:01 GMT 0100 (BST)
Campaign Session : 19
Campaign Count : 12
Campaign Source : google
Campaign Medium : organic
Campaign Name : (organic)
Campaign Term : (not provided);
Language : en-us
Encoding : UTF-8
Flash Version : 25.0 r0
Java Enabled : false
Screen Resolution : 1920x1080
Browser Size : 1654x394
Color Depth : 24-bit
Ga.js Version : 5.6.7d
Cachebuster : 886162401

 

Prior to this page, the Referring URL would always return the previous page. Then, it stops on a specific page.

We have seen an increase in Direct / None traffic conversions, so I suspect this is related. I was wondering if:

 

-Referring URL : 0 is basically boolean for no referrer, indicating the referrer is dropped?

-What could cause referring URL to be wiped out.

GA Passing Referring URL: 0

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I am seeing something very similar on a an older site that I'm working on.