Analytics Sessions

Analytics Sessions

Analytics Sessions

  • Represent a sequence of pages accessed by a single Web client in a single browsing session, including any events associated with those pages
  • Each analytics operation is associated with a Sitecore item
  • A global session represents multiple individual sessions from a single user agent
  • Each session can be associated with one or more campaigns

Analytics Tags

  • Used to store analytics attributes about global sessions, each of which represents a different site visitor as identified by a global session
  • Values apply to global sessions in individual Web clients
  • The analytics engine records two sessions with separate tag values when a user accesses the site using two different user agents

Identifying Robots

  • Place a large number of requests in a short period of time
  • Unlikely to support cookies
  • Unlikely to request CSS files and media referenced by content
  • Sessions are classified separately by the Sitecore analytics engine

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