Technically, Opentracker works like this:
A user visits your web page(s) for the first time.
The Opentracker cookie is tracked over long periods of time, which means unique visitors to your site can be identified when they return.
When a visitor clicks on your site, Opentracker looks for a cookie. If a cookie is found the user is identified as a 'returning visitor' and their clicks are recorded along with any previous visits to show their lifetime clickpath through your website.
- The information collected in step 2 is pre-processed.
- The statistics are updated with the processed data.
All this information is stored in a database on our servers.
Your statistics are non-public and password protected. You can access them through any internet connection.