Session (web analytics)

Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

In web analytics, a session, or visit is a unit of measurement of a user’s actions taken within a period of time or with regard to completion of a task. Sessions are also used in operational analytics and provision of user-specific recommendations. There are two primary methods used to define a session: time-oriented approaches based on continuity in user activity and navigation-based approaches based on continuity in a chain of requested pages.