meta name="referrer" and Analytics[ Edited ]
December 2015 - last edited December 2015
I have just discovered that the referrer information is not sent from HTTPS to HTTP, eg from https:www.domain.com to http://blog.domain.com. The easiest cure for this seems to be <meta name="referrer" content="origin">. But I don't want to leak any important information in the referrer, so a safer version would be <meta name="referrer" content="origin-when-cross-origin">.
This way, the links within the https://www subdomain will pass full referrer, whereas the links from https://www to http://blog pass only the domain.
And this is my question proper:
— Will Google Analytics still be able to see full, normal referrer for links between these subdomains, or will it be using the new, defaced referrer? In other words, will I still see "http://blog.domain.com/2015/11/30/article" as a referrer for internal links in Google Analytics, or will all links from the blog subdomain be stripped to "http://blog.domain.com/" starting at the moment when <meta name="referrer" content="origin-when-cross-origin"> is implemented?
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