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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [WWW] Web analytics
Date Sat, 13 Aug 2011 01:39:15 GMT

On Aug 12, 2011, at 5:52 PM, Gavin McDonald wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rob Weir []
>> Sent: Saturday, 13 August 2011 8:31 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [WWW] Web analytics
> <snip>
>> Any web analytics package is going to track IP address and store a cookie.
>> That is how it knows what country you are from and whether you are a new
>> or a returning user.
> These days cookies are not reliable enough for analytics to produce accurate data.
> Lots of users these days have Anti-Virus programs running, Windows has it build in
> these days. These programs are trained to consider cookies as low risk but at the
> same time allow the user to delete cookies.
> Personally, I'll be treated as a new visitor to the site every week as far as analytics
> is concerned, as that is how often I clean out my cookies.

Glad you are following the thread.

Are the access logs from main apache hosted sites available for the project to analyze?

If so, do you know of any analysis tools currently hosted by Apache Infrastructure?

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