By default, Matomo 5+ does not track data for the
file:// protocol which is used to access local files. For environments where tracking the
file:// protocol is appropriate, Matomo can be configured to track this data.
Why is no data tracked for local files?
Tracking on the
file:// protocol is now disabled by default to prevent unintended tracking of personal data if someone downloads a page from your website, stores it locally and then opens it with their browser.