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Taken from www.allaboutcookies.org
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Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular web site. The web site sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same web site, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the web site's server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the web site the user is browsing but also by other web sites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.
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The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
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