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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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sample during December 2006, examined both first-party and third-party cookies.
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The report finds that companies moving to first-party cookies from third-party cookies typically see a 10% to 15% increase in unique visitors, 13% to 30% more repeat visitors and 10% to 30% more visitors attributed to specific marketing campaigns, all as a result of more accurate measurement.
Safari users with the browser set to block third-party cookies, thought they were not being tracked.
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