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What is a cookie?

According to Wikipedia:

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity.”

At awapatent.com we specifically use cookies to enhance the experience when sharing content to social web sites, to keep track of users that have acknowledged our use of cookies, and to track visitor statistics with Google Universal Analytics. See technical details about the different cookies below.

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Technical details about cookies at awapatent.com

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The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.

This cookie expires 2 years after it is set.

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The cookiesok cookie is created and read by the awapatent.com website. It is created when the user clicks “OK” to acknowledge that the site uses cookies to enhance the visitor experience. As long as this cookie is present and not expired, the cookie message at awapatent.com will not be shown to the visitor.

This cookie expires 12 months after it is set.

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Google Universal Analytics: Tracking the path of visitors through the website and identifying returning visitors. Statistics derived from this information help us identify how well certain pages and aspects of the site perform, and where we can make improvements to help visitors access the information they need more quickly and with less hassle.

This cookie expires two years after it is set.