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Sessions Vs Users Vs New Users Vs New Visitor Vs Returning Visitor

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Users have sessions and can be new or returning (Visitors and Users are synonymous)

 

This is all defined by the _ga cookie.  If one is present, the user/visitor is returning  if not they are new.   A session lasts, by default for 30 minutes after the last activity on the site.  Subsequent visits where the _ga cookie has the same value is the same user with another session.

 

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