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Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use Golfist.uk. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

the pages you visit on Golfist.uk
how long you spend on each Golfist.uk page
how you got to the site
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Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
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_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes
Google Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
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