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Google Analytics: Anonymize IP: How?

Where to make the setting/change

     
5:57 pm on Feb 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I found this page:
[developers.google.com...]
about this that says to use this code:
ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);

But where do I find/put it?
6:36 pm on Feb 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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OK so looking at the analytics code on my pages I see a similar command just befor the

ga('send', 'pageview');
</script>

Do I just paste
ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);

in there like this?
ga('send', 'pageview');
ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);
</script>
6:38 pm on Feb 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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In your tracking code, but it depends on your implementation. The ga() function is for analytics.js, the previous implementation (i.e. before gtag.js).

Might as well update your tracking code to gtag.js, while you're at it. Then you'd use something like this:

<!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-XXXXXX-1"></script>
<script>
window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
gtag('js', new Date());
gtag('config', 'UA-XXXXXX-1', { 'anonymize_ip': true });
</script>


If you're using analytics.js, you already have something like this:
 ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXX-1', 'auto');
ga('send', 'pageview');

To which you'd add:
ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true); 
7:05 pm on Feb 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Thanks robzilla, that's just what I needed to know.

Much appreciated.
 

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