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Unwanted cookie in GA url sent

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Hi Team

Maybe an unusual question. My url sent to Google analytics contains an unwanted cookie that is the reference to an an article I have on my site.

It is part of the _utmcc.

Wondering how I can get rid of the cookie reference in my url for Google Analytics? It comes up with every page sent to GA.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: Unwanted cookie in GA url sent

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Hi David,

You are using the old ga.js tracking code which has the _utmcc parameter. It is recommended to upgrade to Universal Analytics. You can find the Universal Analytics tracking code under Property -> Tracking Info -> Tracking code. There is no _utmcc parameter in Universal Analytics. Hope this helps.

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Re: Unwanted cookie in GA url sent

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Hi Arnold

Thanks for your reply. I am using the Universal Analytics Tracking code (which doesn't have any reference to _utmcc). But in Google Tag Assistant report of my recording it is giving me a url which has a _utmcc parameter with an unwwanted cookie.

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Hi David,

Can you please post your site URL so I can take a look at your setup? Thanks.

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Hi Arnold, my URL is https://theworldlovesmelbourne.com/.

Thanks

Re: Unwanted cookie in GA url sent

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Hi David,

Everything seems to be fine with your setup, I checked with Google Tag Assistant and I cannot see any references to the _utmcc cookie. It must be a cookie in your browser dropped by the old ga.js tracking code.
Can you delete the cookies for your site and re-check with Tag Assistant to see if it still appears? If so, can you create a screenshot? Please let me know. Thanks.

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