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OSTI’s Web Metrics – Persistent Cookies and the Functionality They Enable

by Mark Martin 30 Nov, 2010 in Technology

Last year I introduced OSTI’s Web Metrics and how they help our organization measure how successful we are in disseminating the research information we curate for the Department of Energy.

 
Recently we have had the opportunity to enrich the functionality provided by our web metrics.  On June 25th, 2010, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released guidance that enabled the use of persistent cookies for web measurement on Government websites.
 
What is a persistent cookie?  Why are they important?  Both are great questions.

Related Topics: cookies, OMB

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