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third-party cookie

A small amount of text stored in the user's computer that is created by a website with a domain name other than the one the user is currently visiting. By default, third-party cookies are often allowed by a Web browser; however, they may be blocked, as they are widely used by advertisers to track browsing history. See cookie and first-party cookie.
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