Web Analysis

VII. Web analysis by Google Analytics

1. Scope of personal data processing

The ICDP uses the open source software tool Google Analytics to analyze the browsing behavior of its website users. The software stores a cookie on the user’s computer (see above for information about cookies). The following data is stored whenever individual pages on the website are accessed:

  • Two bytes of the IP address of the user's accessing system
  • The web page accessed
  • The website from which the user reached the web page accessed (referrer)
  • The sub pages retrieved from the main web page
  • The time spent on the web page
  • The frequency with which the web page is accessed


The software runs solely on the website servers. This is the only place where the user's personal data is stored. This data is not forwarded to any third party.

The software is configured in such a way as to prevent IP addresses from being stored in full; instead, 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (e.g. 192.168.xxx.xxx). This ensures that the truncated IP address can no longer be identified with the accessing computer. “Do not track” is also taken into account if the browser sends this.