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b. The Cookies we Use
1st Party Cookies
(1) comment_author_ – Expires: 350 days. Used when you make a comment on our blog.
(2) comment_author_email_ – Expires: 350 days. Used when you make a comment on our blog
3rd Party Cookies we Use
(3) __atuvc – Expires: 2 years (AddThis Sharing Tool – a social bookmarking tool)
(4) __utma – Expires: 2 years (Google Analytics)
(5) __utmb – Expires: 1 day (Google Analytics)
(6) __utmc – Expires: At end of Browser session. (Google Analytics)
(7) __utmz – Expires: 6 months (Google Analytics)
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