How To Stop Google Analytics

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Google Analytics is a robust platform that offers valuable insights into your website’s performance and visitor behavior. However, there may be situations where you may want to disable or temporarily pause Google Analytics tracking, such as privacy concerns, website testing, redesigning, or if you simply want to stop collecting data. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to disable Google Analytics.

Step 1: Remove the Tracking Code

The simplest way to stop Google Analytics is by removing the Google Analytics tracking code from your website. The code usually starts with “UA-” followed by your tracking ID. It can generally be found in the header or footer of your site’s HTML.

Step 2: Using Google Tag Manager

If you are using Google Tag Manager to handle your tags, you can pause or stop Google Analytics by adjusting the configuration within Google Tag Manager.

Step 3: Use a Browser Plugin

You can also stop Google Analytics by installing browser plugins like Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on which is provided by Google itself for users who want to prevent their data from being used.

Step 4: Adjusting Your Analytics Settings

You can stop data collection by turning off data sharing settings in your Google Analytics account. Here is how to do it:

  1. Login to your Google Analytics Account.
  2. Click on “Admin” at the bottom left of the page.
  3. Under the “Account” column, click on “Account Settings“.
  4. Under the “Data Sharing Settings“, uncheck all the boxes.
  5. Finally, click on the “Save” button to save your changes.

Note: This will stop Google from using your data but will still collect data.

Using Code to Stop Google Analytics

If you are comfortable with coding, you can use a simple JavaScript code to stop Google Analytics. This piece of code will stop Google Analytics from loading on your website:

    var gaProperty = 'UA-XXXX-Y';
    var disableStr = 'ga-disable-' + gaProperty;
    if (document.cookie.indexOf(disableStr + '=true') > -1) {
    window[disableStr] = true;
    function gaOptout() {
    document.cookie = disableStr + '=true; expires=Thu, 31 Dec 2099 23:59:59 UTC; path=/';
    window[disableStr] = true;

Make sure to replace “UA-XXXX-Y” with your Google Analytics ID.

Remember to test your website after making these changes to ensure that Google Analytics has been successfully stopped. Note that stopping Google Analytics will mean you no longer receive data and insights about your website’s performance and user behavior.