This site has always used cookies to, 1) work correctly, and 2) give me an indication of how well used the site is (via the use of free analytics tools provided by Google).
As far as I'm aware neither Google or I can identify who you are from the data saved in the cookies, and I certainly have no desire to try.
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Used when you login to make things like Add a New Visit work
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keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. __utmz also lets you edit its length with a simple customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code
|_utma||An anonymous analytics cookies. |
This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase
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Used by Google Analytics to calculate how long a visit spends on the site