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|Google Analytics Cookies||Default expiration time|
|_utmc||Not 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.||End of browser session|
|_utmt||Used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|
|ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|gat||Used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|