To get started, you need to install a tracking code on each page of your website. This code will start to collect data once a user visits your site. It will get information about the user’s device and behaviour, then send it to Google Analytics servers to await processing.
Every time a user views a new page on your site, the code will obtain new details about the user’s activity. When Google receives enough data, it will start assessing every piece of data as a hit or an interaction. The process can take from 4 to 24 hours.
Google will determine if the user is new or returning, as well as the amount of time they spent on your site. It will also connect all the pages they’ve visited and implement the configuration settings you’ve set for the data. After processing your data, it will be stored in a database, making it available to your account. You can access the report through the Google Analytics interface.