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Information about the cookies E-ACT uses

You can find more information about the individual cookies E-ACT uses and the purposes for which E-ACT uses them in the table below:

CookieNamePurposeMore information
PHPSESSIDPHP Session IDUsed to identify the user’s session on the server.
__utmaGoogle AnalyticsUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__utmbGoogle AnalyticsUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__utmcGoogle AnalyticsNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__utmtGoogle AnalyticsUsed to throttle request rate.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__utmvGoogle AnalyticsUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analyticshttps://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__utmzGoogle AnalyticsStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

 

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