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Cookies Used On This Site
University Observer (Essential)
|cookie_preferences||Upon manual removal||Records the visitor's preferences of which cookies to enable and disable on the site.|
|cookies||End of browser session||Records whether the visitor has seen the cookie notification.|
Google Analytics (Tracking)
|_ga||2 years after set||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_5895678_1||1 minute after set||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||24 hours after set||Used to distinguish users.|
|_dc_gtm_UA-5895678-1||1 minute after set||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utma||2 years after last update||Used to distinguish users and sessions.|
|__utmb||30 mins after last update||Used to determine new sessions/visits.|
|__utmt||10 minutes after set||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmz||6 months after last update||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached this site.|