Privacy Policy

Petaluma Star


Privacy Statement


This website uses Google Analytics to help us understand our visitors and how they interact with this site. Using “cookies,” small text files placed in your web browser, Google Analytics collects information about your computer, including the IP address, operating system, and browser type, rather than any personally identifying information. It tracks traffic and visitor behavior in an anonymous format.


We use the information we get from Google Analytics for system administration and to create reports in order to improve this site.


We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a cookie in your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.


Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.


Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis.  This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website.  According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.


If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser or by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.


For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics.


Google Analytics Terms of Service


Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites


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