GoDaddy is injecting analytics scripts into websites hosted on their systems to track users. Here's how to opt-out.
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Customers of GoDaddy can opt out of RUM by going to myh.godaddy.com, logging in, and clicking on the hosting account that you want to exclude. From there, click the "..." button, and "Help Us," the click "Opt Out." The script will be removed immediately from your website when opting out.
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Update: GoDaddy provided this statement to TechRepublic's sister site ZDNet:
We only collect performance data, nothing more. We don't collect personal information. The data we collect is used to monitor our internal systems, optimize DNS resolution, improve network routing and server configurations, and help us improve the performance of our customers' websites.
The big takeaways for tech leaders:
- The script is known to cause performance regressions for users of AMP.
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