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From: Eric Hellman <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:28:32 -0500

Users can turn off the Google Analytics cookies, but otherwise, they
get an tracking cookie. same with AdWords, Facebook, and many other
services.

I don't care to speculate on publisher decision-making processes, but
Google's Privacy Policy is pretty clear about the use of cookies.
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Eric


On Feb 4, 2014, at 7:27 PM, Joseph Esposito <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Some questions, if I may.  Are you suggesting that the use of Google
Analytics necessarily results in cookies being placed on users'
machines (as I suspect)?  Is this being done without the knowledge of
the publishers--is it, in other words, an aspect of Google Analytics
and not a deliberate decision of the publishers?