Firefox/Chrome/Internet Explorer: With a browser extension, users can control their privacy and stop their data from being sent to Google Analytics, a Google service which monitors and tracks traffic and visitor data for websites.
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Google is now giving users the option to better control their data and privacy with a Google Analytics opt-out add-on. Google Analytics is frequently used by companies and other people to track their website traffic. It is another step in letting you determine how Google controls your data, and if you're concerned about your privacy, a recommended download.
After the add-on is installed, it will make sure that your browser no longer sends data back to Google's tracking servers. There's nothing to configure: Once installed, it works automatically. The Google Chrome extension is a free download and works for Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Google Chrome 4.x and higher, and Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and higher.