Google Analytics and cookies
A few days after the launch of Google Analytics, the web is buzzing all over about it. Due to an unexpected amount of users the service was temporarily crippled, but now it seems to be up and running.
The good stuff? Well, it’s free! It also contains the basic functions one would expect.
However, there are a few things I don’t like. For start: cookies. The code from Google Analytics will send cookies that states the analysis domain as publisher. Here is an example of the cookies generated from one single page call:
Another thing is that the data is collected over a period of several hours before it’s available for analysis. This means that you can’t have a peek at who’s visited your site during the last hour. Apparently not a big issue to many, but I still feel it’s bit of a letdown.