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Does my Snom 300 Track me with Google Analytics??

So, I work with SIP phones all the time and I got a Snom 300 phone to test the other day.


When I powered it up and logged in to the Web UI the first thing I noticed was that there seemed to be tracking code in the website of the phone!


You can see what I mean with the below picture




I have reached out to Snom to find out what was going on and the first reply I got from them was very discouraging.

@madhatt159 Your phone just tries to get the newest Firmware version from our provisioning server. There is no tracking.
5/2/13 6:20 AM



So, They state up front that there is no tracking however you can see from my screenshot that there clearly is google analytics code on the site.

In fact here is a screenshot of the actual code


The UA number used is 1331074


And if you google around a bit you'll find the following website which shows this same UA code used by Snom.com


here's a screenshot.

Screen Shot 2013-05-02 at 3.53.01 PM

I am still waiting on replies from Snom regarding this and will post and update once I have one.


UPDATE #1 - 5/3/2013

My last tweet was replied to by Snom.

@madhatt159 please explain! and send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. thanks
5/3/13 8:55 AM



UPDATE #2 - 5/3/2013

After speaking with the good folks on the Asterisk IRC I foudn out that I can disable this tracking by disablein "Advertising" in Prefs.


After disabling the Snom Ad banner, no more tracking code is found.  Therefore I believe what is going on is that the website that the banner lives on is the one actually using analytics code and NOT the phone itself.