How often is location data logged? For every request or only once per visitor?


#1

I’m trying to understand how the location data is logged in Piwik. Can someone help answer these questions:

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[li] How does the location data (lat & lon) get stored? Is that a lookup based on their IP address?
[/li][li] Does only the IP get logged, or does the lat/lon get stored with it?
[/li][li] When does the location data get stored? Does their lat & lon get logged once per session or does it get stored for every page request?
[/li][/ol]

What I’m trying to understand is if I can expect to look up device locations by date or by page and see those latitude & longitude values and know whether those are accurate or if they’re just been captured once per device and then basically just stale after that.


(Matthieu Aubry) #2

Hi there,

See: Geo Locate your visitors - Analytics Platform - Matomo for some info.

  1. once per visit
  2. ip + lat + long + city + region + country are stored
  3. yes, once per visit