Below is a sample of the information collected based on a standard request for a World Wide Web document:
• xxx.yyy.com (or 188.8.131.52)
• [28/Jan/2002:00:00:01 -0500]
• /sitename/story.jsp 200 16704
• Mozilla 4.0
• xxx.yyy.com (or 184.108.40.206) This is the host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, (… .com) the requester is coming from a commercial address. Depending on the requestor's method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.
• [28/Jan/2002:00:00:01 -0500] This is the date and time of the request.
• /sitename/story.jsp This is the location of the requested file.
• 200 This is the status code – 200 is OK – the request was filed.
• 16704 This is the size of the requested file in bytes.
• Mozilla 4.0 This identifies the type of browser software used to access the page. This information helps to decide what design parameters to use when constructing new pages.
• www.google.com This indicates the last site the person visited. This information helps indicates how people find this site.
Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No other user-identifying information will be collected.
Last updated: 01.15.2013