computer privacy protection

Computer Privacy Protection – The Growing Concern

Online Privacy Protection among computer users is gaining importance with each passing day. The growing privacy threats are forcing people to care more than ever before for protecting their privacy.

Google Analytics – The most used tool to collect private data

Today Google Analytics is the first choice of the webmaster all over the word to capture the user behavior on their websites. It collects important information about the path of visitor and tools used by his browser. It is essentially used for helping the webmaster to improve upon the user experience on his site and give vital information about it.

It is made possible through a javascript code, which is embedded in the source code of the page, usually in the footer. This javascript gets executed on each page load and sends vital information about the user through its browser.

Most of the computer privacy data collected by Google Analytics is harmless in character, but still many people might consider it offending and might want to restrict the website owners to collect this private data.

What is the solution.

Computer Privacy Protection through Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Addon

Google Analytics themselves have come out with a browser add-on, which you can download and install in your browser. Once installed, it prevents the Google Analytics javascript code to get executed and thus saves your vital private data to be sent to the webmaster of the website you are visiting.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA)

To provide website visitors with more choice about how their data is collected by Google Analytics, we have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.

If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your current web browser. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8), Google Chrome (4.x and higher), and Mozilla Firefox (3.5 and higher).

[Download Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on]