In this guide you'll learn how use headers, cookies or URL search parameters for approximating a user's location.
A good example of detecting localization is to show a banner to asking the user if they want to switch country.
A bad example of localization detection is when the user gets automatically redirected.
Other drawbacks of this approach are that page caching ignores locale cookies, headers and URL search params. SEO bots tend to origin from the US, don't have cookies and will not change their
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Step 1: Create a utility function that reads the requestAnchor link to section titled "Step 1: Create a utility function that reads the request"
Create a utility function that reads the request.
The following is an example of extracting the
accept-language header from the user request:
You can use this utility function to trigger analytics or for reading this approximate locale.