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URL Ending: ?_ga= and a number

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Hi there,

 

I was making some browsing tests and came across the following string...
https//website.com?_ga=1.236888301...
 
Does anyone know what is the dynamic string after the question mark?
 
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December 2016

URL Ending: ?_ga= and a number

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Hi Ricardo,

 

You came across cross domain tracking.  The default behavior is to place the client id as the _ga parameter.  When the receiving site is properly configured the site will use the CID and the sessions can be kept together.

 

 

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URL Ending: ?_ga= and a number

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Thanks a lot!