Web Analysis Tools

The UCSC website, www.ucsc.edu, and associated pages collect information to improve functionality and content and to monitor performance. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the website or individual web pages. UCSC uses third-party web analysis services to help gather and analyze this information.

UC and UCSC Privacy Policies

Links to UC and UCSC Privacy Policies are available on UCSC's Policy Coordination website (see the Privacy and Access to Information section).

Use of Google Analytics for Web Statistics

The UCSC website, www.ucsc.edu, and associated pages 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 analyze how users use this web page. The information generated by the cookie about your use (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this page, compiling reports on activity for ITS staff, and providing other services relating to web page 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.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. By using these web pages and accepting cookies, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


Collection and analysis of search terms: UCSC's SlugHub tool (itrequest.ucsc.edu) collects information on terms used to search for Frequestly Asked Questions (FAQ) & Knowledge Base (KB) articles to improve functionality and content. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the information users search for in order to improve articles and user success in finding appropriate knowledge base articles.