How do I use the Detailed Browsing Logs?

The Covenant Eyes Detailed Browsing Logs are an in-depth look at your Internet Activity or that of the person you hold accountable.

While the Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability Report gives you a review of activity based on the Report Sensitivity Level that you have chosen, the Detailed Browsing Logs show all Internet activity for the selected time period. These entries can be searched to help you find a specific time period or type of activity.

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Generating the Detailed Browsing Log

The Detailed Browsing Logs can be generated in My Account from the View Reports page.

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They can also be reached through the Accountability Report by clicking on  “All Web Content from…” in the Activity for Review section. If you do so, the Detailed Browsing Logs will only show entries from that site.

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Choosing the Report Sensitivity Level

On an e-mailed Accountability Report, the Report Sensitivity Level is used to determine the minimum rating of websites that are shown. In the Detailed Browsing Log, on the other hand, it highlights entries rated at or above that rating in a chosen reporting period. It is also used to calculate the total number of highly rated entries.

The default will be the same Sensitivity Level as your Accountability Report, but you can choose to generate your logs at a different Sensitivity Level on the Reports page.

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Once you have generated the logs, you can also change the rating in the header. The page will then refresh and update the highlighting and the number of entries at that new level to reflect your new selection.
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If you want to see only specific sites or terms, there are two ways to search for those entries. The first is by using the search box and entering the site or term.

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You can also click on a specific entry from the Accountability Report to go to the Detailed Browsing Logs. By doing so, the logs will automatically search specifically for the web domain that was linked in the report.

For example, if you clicked on the “All Web Content from youtube.com” link in the Activity for Review section, then the search field will show “Youtube.com” and only those logs will be visible.

To go back to viewing all logs you must click on the “Reset” button, even if the search box was pre-filled by coming in from the Accountability Report.

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View by Entry Type

The Detailed Browsing Logs will also allow you to sort by specific types of entries. With the help of our browser extensions we currently have three types of entries that will appear in the Detailed Browsing Logs—Viewed Page, Secondary Content, and Web Content.

A Viewed Page item is Web Content identified as a page viewed by a Covenant Eyes user. Supported browsers include:

  • Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer on Covenant Eyes for Windows versions 5.0.4.49 and higher
  • Chrome, Firefox, or Safari on Covenant Eyes for Mac versions 2.5.0 and higher
  • The stock browser on Android phones and tablets with Covenant Eyes for Android version 1.8.1 and higher

A Secondary Content item is the building blocks of a Viewed Page. These include but are not limited to ads, sharing buttons, and website architecture like .css and .json.

A Web Content item is a general term for any Internet activity monitored and reported by Covenant Eyes. This may include URLs accessed by iTunes, desktop applications like Tweetdeck, software updates, etc.

If you or the person you hold accountable are running Covenant Eyes for iPhone®, or a version of Covenant Eyes prior to the versions listed under “Viewed Page,” then all Internet activity will appear as Web Content.

You may choose which entries you would like to see by checking them in the “View” box. If no entries are selected, the Detailed Browsing Logs will default to showing Viewed Page and Web Content entries.

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If the “Only Highly Rated Entries” option is selected along with any of the entry types, only URLs of the selected entry type(s) rated at or above the selected sensitivity level will be shown. For example, if the Sensitivity Level is set to Mature and the view options “Viewed Pages” and “Only Highly Rated Entries” are selected, then only visited entries rated Mature or Highly Mature will appear.

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Sorting by Time Period

Due to the large number of entries that can be generated in a short period of time, the Detailed Browsing Logs are separated into 15 minute increments.

These time periods can be chosen by using the dropdown provided. Within the drop down, each time increment with Internet activity will appear and show the number of entries from that period in parentheses beside it.

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If you have chosen to either search or filter entries, the number of entries in the time period drop down will vary.

You can move through time periods in two ways. The first is by selecting another time period from the drop down.

The second is through the links to the right of the time period drop down. This will move you backwards or forwards by 15 minute increments of time.

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Understanding Log Entries

Log entries contain up to four pieces of information, including the title, type of entry, URL, rating, time logged, and access point.

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The title is the name of the page visited. Not all entries will contain titles, though most Viewed Pages entries will.

The type of entry will either be a Viewed Page, Secondary Content, or a Web Content item, and this will show either just below the title or at the top of the entry.

The URL is the web address of the entry.

The rating is what the site was rated by Covenant Eyes. If you would like to learn more about our ratings system, read What do Ratings Mean?

The time logged is the date and time at which the entry was recorded.

The access point is the program, application, or file that accessed the URL. This may also include the marketed name of the program, application, or file as well as the company that produces it. (This is currently only available for Windows users. Mac and mobile users will simply see the text “Reported by.”)

Each entry contains a link labeled “Details.” Clicking on this, or anywhere else on the entry, will take you to the Details Window.
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Using the Details Window

The Details Window contains all of the information gathered on a particular entry. This includes the information in the Detailed Browsing Logs as well as any further information we have about the site the entry came from.

Information in the Details Window can include:

  • Title
  • URL
  • Rating
  • Associated Domain or URL Notes
  • Visit Type
  • Date and Time Accessed
  • Program, application, or file that accessed the URL (Windows only)
  • Operating System
  • Version of Covenant Eyes
  • Definition of Associated Visit Type

If the entry was blocked by the Covenant Eyes Filter, that will also be noted on this page.

It also includes links to submit a question to our Ratings Team, request a Rating Change, or visit the URL directly.

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Downloading an Exportable Spreadsheet

You can download a .csv file of all Internet activity reported in the Detailed Browsing Logs. This file is sortable by date, rating, filter status, URL, and title. Download it by clicking the “Download as a CSV” link at the top of the Detailed Browsing Logs.download as csv
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