Webstatistics With Piwik

Basic information

Matomo is an Open-Source (GPL-licensed) webanalytics-software.

GWDG provides a Matomo instance but does not guarantee for unimpared use of this software. If you would like to contribute to this project please find further information at http://developer.matomo.org.

How to create a Piwik-Account

Please find our application form at https://vweb-antrag.gwdg.de/piwik/

How to proceed?

  • We will setup your user-account and basic website-settings
  • After the setup process you will receive an e-mail with your login credentials and your personal tracking code.
  • Please insert your tracking code to your website.

How to setup my Piwik-ID?

  • Modern CMS and blog-software provide plugins for Matomo.
  • Please find further information at: http://matomo.org/integrate/
  • Please find additional information and an extensive FAQ for new users at: New to Matomo

Tracking-code (example):
Please note linebreaks when copying!

<!-- Matomo -->
<script type="text/javascript">
  var _paq = _paq || [];
  /* tracker methods like "setCustomDimension" should be called before "trackPageView" */
  _paq.push(['trackPageView']);
  _paq.push(['enableLinkTracking']);
  (function() {
    var u="//piwik.gwdg.de/";
    _paq.push(['setTrackerUrl', u+'piwik.php']);
    _paq.push(['setSiteId', '275']);
    var d=document, g=d.createElement('script'), s=d.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
    g.type='text/javascript'; g.async=true; g.defer=true; g.src=u+'piwik.js'; s.parentNode.insertBefore(g,s);
  })();
</script>
<!-- End Matomo Code -->


Do not track

Users who do not want to get tracked by Matomo can use the “do not track me”-feature. To implement this feature you have to insert the following script into your website:

<iframe frameborder="no" width="600px" height="200px"
src="http://piwik.gwdg.de/index.php?module=CoreAdminHome&action=optOut&language=de"></iframe>


Which information can be collected by Matomo?

All information about trackable user-requests can be found here: Matomo Javascript Tracking

Frequently asked questions

Problem: Login always redirects me to login page.
Solution: Please delete your browser cookies.

Please find further information and other FAQ at Matomos official website: Matomo FAQ]