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Web analytics Matomo

If you run a website as part of your FI activities (it does not necessarily have to be under the domain or on a dedicated domain), we can provide you with tracking using web analytics Matomo (formerly named Piwik) operated on FI.

The goal is to provide website operators interested in an overview of their traffic as an alternative to Google Analytics (GA), the operation of which is problematic in terms of the regulation on the processing of personal data and cookies (GDPR). Therefore, we do not recommend using GA in a university environment. Using Matomo solves these problems thanks to the full operation of this solution within FI MU and the non-use of cookies to track visitors.

For a comparison of GA and Matomo options, see overview . If you have previously run GA on the site, this data it is possible to migrate of Matomo. We also support Matomo Tag Manager .

I am interested in deployment

If you are interested in monitoring the website using the Matomo faculty instance, send us to to assess the reasoned application and attach directly the answers to the following questions:

  • Enter the URL of the site
  • does the site have alternative domain names? (difference between http: vs https: or domain.tld vs www.domain.tld does not matter)
  • do you also want to track fragment navigation / anchors? ( #anchor )
  • do you want to exclude some address ranges from tracking? (in case they distort the statistics)
  • do you want to ignore some URL parameters? (we recommend ignoring fbclid , otherwise Matomo will treat the same URL with a different Facebook tracking parameter as different, which is almost certainly not desirable)
  • do you want to import data from GA if the site used it before?
  • does web search support? if so, what is the parameter name for the query (and possibly for the category)?
  • Which faculty accounts should have the right to look at the analytics of this site?

How do I get to Matomo

Request access to existing web analytics through the administrator of the site.

If you have access to Matomo, in signpost of the Faculty Administration you will see a link in the FI Site Administration section Matomo .

Use faculty login details to log in.

Basic overview of options

If you start with Matomo:

  • in the top panel you can set the period for which the data is displayed (note that Matomo displays data for yesterday by default)
  • Remember that if you use DNT , add-ons for blocking ads (uBlock Origin, AdBlock, ...) or to increase privacy, Matomo may not be able to record your visits
  • VisitorsVisitors Log = examples of specific site visits
  • VisitorsLocations = geolocation of visitors by IP address
  • VisitorsReal-time Map = real-time preview of web accesses
  • BehaviorPages = statistics of page accesses by URL
  • BehaviorPage titles = allows error analysis (404, 403, etc.) if this option is set in the tracking code on the web
  • BehaviorSite Search = web search
  • AcquisitionSearch Engines & Keywords = what search engine queries lead to the web (eg "what is computer graphics")