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Google Analytic Cookie Name Expiration/retention period Function
_ga 12 months from last visit Used to distinguish visitors to this website.
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate
_utmt 10 minutes
Used to throttle request rate
_ _utma 12 months from last visit Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit and total number of visits made
_ _utmb 30 minutes from last visit Used to determine new sessions or visits. Stores the number of page views in current visit and start time of visit
_ _ utmc Session cookie Used to note that the visit has ended when browser is closed
_ _utmz 6 months Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on a link to our site from a different website
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