About the use of Google Analytics on this Website

Kalamazoo College websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.(“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google’s Privacy Policy can be found here

How to block Google Analytics

These instructions provide the step-by-step procedure for adding a simple line of script to a file named “Hosts“. In PCs with Windows, the following steps should be followed in order to modify the file and block Google Analytics:

  1. Open the Hosts file in Notepad*
  2. Move the Curser to the end of the file
  3. Add “ google-analytics.com” to the end of the file.
  4. Save the file and exit Notepad
  5. Shutdown and restart the computer

*The Hosts file is located in different locations in different operating systems and even in different Windows versions; please see Hosts file in Wikipedia.