I use Google Analytics on this site to keep track of stats about visits to this website.
None of these information I receive is personally identificable.
Cookies are used to collect and store information by Google Analytics. No, you can't eat them, they're internet cookies.
This is "how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps". The Data Sharing settings that I have configured should ensure that the data collected is not shared by Google with anyone else, including with other Google products.
This document is last updated 7 May 2014.