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|COOKIE NAME||TYPE OF COOKIE||FIRST OR THIRD PARTY||PURPOSE||EXPIRE|
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|ad_network||STRICTLY NECESSARY||FIRST||Used to identify how you got to our site||Session|
|device_view||STRICTLY NECESSARY||FIRST||Identifies what type of device you are using||1 month|
|_hjUserId||STRICTLY NECESSARY||THIRD PARTY||Identifies you as a user for A/B testing||1 year|
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|_ga||TARGETING||THIRD PARTY||Google uses it as unique client identifier (Client ID) for Analytic System.||2 years|
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|__gads||TARGETING||THIRD PARTY||Used by DoubleClick adverts||2 years|
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Internet Advertising Bureau: Guide to online advertising and privacy
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom: ICC UK cookie guide