What are Analytics Client and Analytics Whitelist Plugins for? Can I uninstall them?

I'm trying to clean up out user installed plugins.  These two plugins have very little information in the plugin browser, but seem to be from Atlassian.  I don't see any user macros in them. 

Does anyone know what these are for?  Are they used by another plugin?  Can I uninstall them?

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Joe Xie Atlassian Team May 28, 2015

These plugins are used for tracking usage statistics in confluence. They don't provide any user facing features. Disabling them will prevent reporting of any tracked events, and may cause some problems with some plugins that expect the analytics services to be available.

Thanks, Joe. Do you know if these are used by the ViewTracker plugin and the Usage Tracking plugin?

I see 10% of my requests going to /rest/analytics/1.0/publish/bulk

Is this the same thing? What is the analytics service, is there documentation about this somewhere?

There are some analytics used by Atlassian to improve their service. Their privacy policy goes somewhat about explaining some use cases. 


Do these analytics apply to on premise solutions as well? The policy does not go into greater detail on what is a cloud only feature. 

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