Detect browser plugins

Hi ya,

Does Snowplow have a way to detect installed browser plugins and send that up with an event?

Having plugins would help us later in warehouse with fingerprinting, determine tor browser, etc.

Note: To be extra clear, “browser plugins” I refer to are plugins installed in Chrome, IE, etc not snowplow plugins.


Not in built no - and the older fingerprinting methods in the Javascript tracker have been removed mostly because they weren’t particularly accurate and fingerprinting is generally seen as privacy invasive. Most browsers have also deprecated methods to get plugins in the browser (navigation.plugins) for privacy reasons.

If you’d like to you can still generate a fingerprint client side but you would need to write a Snowplow Javascript plugin to do so.

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Thanks Mike, i kinda figured that was the case.