Prevention is Better than Cure
For the visitor: there is no entering the shop wearing a mask, unless you want to trigger off the alarm.
For the manager: there is no grabbing the visitor by the browser, unless you intend to make him run away.
Characteristics of the NetPlusUltra®-sustained statistical model:
Legally speaking, it is the web hosting provider's responsibility to configure his web hosting servers according to the national intellectual property regulations that are supposed to be in effect, so as to ensure that the official (localized) configuration will be considered as prioritary over that of the browsers. For the end user, an "All rights reserved" notice will therefore translate into the impossibility to resort to unlawful practices such as those described under point 4 below.
Accordingly, there is no point in hiding one's IP address, unless the objective is to make the law inapplicable: in case of a violation, reported automatically or by another user (the victim or a witness), it is the license plate which must provide for the identification of the culprit. Otherwise, we would live in a bumper-cars technocracy of idiocrats where hit-and-run is the national sport.
Which also implies to conceptually review the "Do not track" request available in the general settings of most browsers, considering that masked visitors would trigger off the alarm and the automatic shutdown of the shop's entrance (i.e. the pure and simple inaccessibility of the website).
Taking the above threefold requirement into account, the only tracking metrics whose real-time processing can be considered as legitimate are those which will enable both the server and the visited module to identify dubious practices typical of the plagiarist in action, such as - for the most common ones - copy-pasting, right-clicking to retrieve protected content, and downloading entire websites, so as to allow the (SSL+) authority in charge to take the appropriate real-time measures on the grounds of evidence.
As for web analytics reports, they are useless for the managing author anyway if they do not enable the latter to aggregate patterns which will help him improve his contents: by default, such reports must therefore apply to periods of time prior to the current date (such as a day, week, month, quarter, year, or a customized time frame).
Major pitfalls of the statistical models under examination since 2013:
GoSquared (included by default in RapidWeaver 5; to be activated by inserting a string of code in the provided field): incompatible with NetPlusUltra®'s systemic optimization approach, insofar as GoSquared is a real-time analytics tool conceived for the people-focused social network platforms.
Urchin v6 (included by default in OVH's shared web hosting packages): on a Mac-1-enabled configuration such as mine, which does not authorize downloads from outside the Mac App Store and therefore excludes the installation of third-party modules such as Adobe Flash Player, the Urchin v6 graphics can't be displayed by the native browser, making the statistics even more unreadable. All the more so as Google's model is contractually incompatible with that of NetPlusUltra® anyway.
Piwik (open source software available for free download and installation on a compatible server, which evolved into Matomo into 2018): as an entirely customizable open source solution, Matomo constitutes at present the only viable alternative to all of the above, but is not as of yet included by default in OVH's shared web hosting supply, which, by creating a legal flaw right upon installation, restrains the use of such a module to web analytics pertaining to the websites (the IP address) of the testing user and his web hosting provider.
In more concrete terms of metrics, the pitfalls common to all these models are a direct consequence of the overall stockpile of structural misconceptions which flaw the internet upstream of the web production process.
When it comes to producing added value, it is the ISP which, by attributing an "IPv6+" address (the plus sign refers to the latter’s adaptative nature), provides the first building block. Just like a car's license plate, the purpose of this user ID is not only to anonymize your user experience, but also to authenticate your identity whenever necessary, which makes your online shopping experience safe and enjoyable, and enables you to sign in on websites without having to worry about how to switch from a dynamic to a static IP address.
As all servers providing content hosting and sharing services are (supposed to be) localized according to the national laws in force, all you have to do at every step of the way, in order to make yourself compliant and keep it that way, is to activate the modules you need, and fill in the required form fields which provide for natural and statistical SEO of the information pertaining to you that you decide to publish.
In case of a deliberate violation of your website's legal provisions by a visitor, an automatic alert immediately initiates an appropriate response, along with an upgrade of the learning system, and if necessary, informs you of whatever changes need to be made to your configuration in order to prevent the problem from arising again.
The web analytics modules included by default in the shared web hosting plans satisfy all of the above requirements, and to the extent that they are installed on servers which provide for your safety, enable you, as the author and content manager in charge, to focus on the selection and customization of data collection and management metrics.
Considering that most statistical solutions comprise an online management account, and a string of code to be inserted into a widget or a web editing app, with a view to web-based or source-to-target publication, the "IPv6+" address also serves the purpose of securing the access to your management account, since it is associated with your login and password.
To the extent that the confidentiality of statistical data, which is no one else's business but the author's, is first and foremost a matter of encryption, it also becomes possible to envision an entirely app-based web analytics solution enabling customized management on the user's encrypted hard drive.