Last updated 2 March 2018. Every now and then you might be urged to run Google Tag Manager and/or Google Analytics locally, meaning without the benefit of a web server serving your files. In other words, you're loading an HTML file from your computer in the web browser. You can identify a locally run file by the file:/// protocol in the address bar. Now, deploying Google Tag Manager onto that file with the hopes of running Google Analytics requests locally isn't quite simple.