Stay compliant with strict data privacy and security policies with Log Analytics

Don’t want to insert a JavaScript tracking code to your website for privacy reasons? Log Analytics is the most secure way to get the insights you need to make smarter data-driven decisions, without compromising the integrity of your organisation.

Peace of mind for even the most data sensitive industries:

Do you work in an industry that’s highly sensitive about user data? We understand how crucial it is that sensitive information is protected, that’s why specific industries choose the Log Analytics feature. An alternative solution to the standard method of embedding the JavaScript tracking code on your website.

This gives you and your users a higher level of security with the ability to generate reports by importing web server logs.

NOTE: This doesn’t include e-commerce sites that use a payment gateway for transactions as that is protected by the payment provider.

  • Government agencies: Serving the public means protecting the public’s identity that’s provided when they  sign in to personal portals for government payments, documents etc.
  • Financial institutions: When customers use online banking services or communication portals that hold delicate information, it’s even more important to be vigilant. Don’t risk data falling into the wrong hands.
  • Healthcare: Patient confidentiality could be compromised if you aren’t fully protecting their records through an online service.
  • Education institutions: How students and faculty members communicate through online portals, like Moodle, or how they access their grades and online resources should be protected by a highly secure tracking method.
Log Analytics

"No matter whether we are working with granular or big-picture data, we always have confidence that we are making user-benefited decisions based on a complete data set. And having full control of our Matomo data is critical - we get to choose exactly how it's stored, managed and deleted."

No waiting around - actionable insights the second you setup Log Analytics

Unlike the JavaScript tracking method which begins gathering valuable insights from the moment you insert the tracking code on your website, Log Analytics gives you back data through all your historical visitor sessions.

This way you get a head start in learning about who your visitors and customers are to grow your business faster.

NOTE: While there are many benefits to using Log Analytics, some features are unavailable using this tracking method, including:

  • Screen resolution and page titles
  • Events
  • Content tracking
  • Heatmaps and Session recordings
  • Form analytics
Log File Analytics gives you comprehensive insights

Features of Matomo Log Analytics

  • 100% data ownership
  • Protect user privacy with IP anonymisation
  • Recognises most server log formats (Apache, Nginx, IIS, etc.)
  • Easily migrate from AWStats and Urchin by importing your historical logs into Matomo
  • Track people who use ad blocker
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI compliant
  • Automatically exclude bots (search engines, spam bots, etc.) from reports. There is an option to track bots and assign them a custom variable to differentiate them from human visitors

How it works:

All web servers generate access log files which contain all of the requests made to the server i.e information from each user on your website. This means valuable data from your website visitors becomes available without the need for a JavaScript tracking code, this includes – location, device, browser, referrer site etc.

>> Learn how to run Log Analytics

Log Analytics - an example of log file

Example of a web server log file

Benefits of choosing Matomo

100% data ownership with Matomo Log Analytics

You are the owner of the data you collect and nobody else. 

Get full control over your data.

No data limits with Matomo Log Analytics

There are no limitations when using  this feature On-Premise.

Full privacy protection for your users with Matomo Log Analytics

Matomo is fully privacy compliant.

With Matomo you remain in control of your data, while still getting deep insights into your websites and apps.