In some cases, it might be interesting to enable third party cookies, so that a same visitor will get the same ID across all your domains and subdomains. Piwik doesn’t report cross sites visits at this stage, so you will benefit from using third party cookies only if you run manual queries against Piwik database. To enable 3rd party cookies, edit your config/config.ini.php and add the following lines:
[Tracker] use_third_party_id_cookie = 1
When this is enabled, Piwik tracker will serve a third party cookie containing an id visitor (16 chars ID). This ID will be the same for this visitor across all websites, and is stored in the database field “idvisitor”.