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|Name of Cookie||Essential or Non-Essential?||Type of Cookie||Session or Persistent?||Expiry Time||Purpose|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Non-essential||Functional||Session||End of session||To check the cookie|
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|_ga||Non-essential||Analytical||Persistent||2 years||To distinguish website visitors|
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