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Cookie Name Cookie Expiration Description – Explanation of what the cookie does
_ga 2 Years This 3rd party Google Analytics persistent cookie is used to distinguish users when collecting information about page visits. This cookie helps us to identify website areas to be improved and the _ga cookie does not allow Monsanto to identify user personally as no personal information or data is tracked.
_gat 10 Minutes This 3rd party Google Analytics session cookie is used by Google Analytics to monitor requests rate toward their servers. This cookie helps Monsanto to identify website areas to be improved and the _gat cookie does not allow Monsanto to identify user personally as no personal information or data is tracked.
PHPSESSID End of session This 1st party Monsantoblog session cookie is used to maintain information about each visit to the website and enable core site functionality. This cookie does not contain any personal information, and only lasts for the duration of user’s visit, being deleted as soon as a user closes a web browser.
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These 1st party session and persistent cookies are set by a third party service to filter out malicious requests.
_atuvc, _atuvs 2 Years These 1st party __atuvc and _atuvs cookies are persistent cookies that are created and read by the AddThis social sharing site in order to make sure user sees the updated count if user shares a page and return to it before Monsanto share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis.
Wp-settings-time-3  End of session This 1st party Monsanto content management system (CMS) cookie verifies a user and checks if a user is logged in to the site or not.
Viewed_cookie_policy 1 Year This 1st party cookie is set by Monsantoblog to mark user’s consent to the usage of cookies whilst viewing Monsantoblog website. This will prevent the cookie banner from re-appearing every time user visits Monsantoblog site. This cookie does not track user’s personal information.
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These 3rd party cookies are created by the AddThis social sharing site. AddThis does collect some information such as which web page you came from, which type of browser you are using, and your general geographic location. If you use the AddThis tool to share content they aggregate data about what pages are shared, when, and how. They also assign your web browser a unique identifier. This ID doesn’t, and can’t, say anything about you. It’s a random series of numbers and letters used to distinguish users from each other.
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These 3rd Google cookies are used to track user’s preferences so that related content or adverts can be shown. This helps us to show you customized ads on Google.
Blogvisited 30 days This 1st party cookie is set by Monsantoblog in order to check whether the user has visited the blog before. This cookie does not contain any personal information.
UIDR, UID 30 days AddThis also makes use of Scorecard Research tracking which sets the UID and UIDR 3rd party cookies for browser behaviour research.
YouTube Cookies 30 days We may embed videos that are externally hosted on YouTube using YouTube’s privacy enhanced mode. In accordance with YouTube’s embedding videos information page in this mode YouTube will not set cookies on your computer until you click on the YouTube video player. Further, YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos under this mode. As these cookies are set by YouTube, we have no direct control over their usage. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page. For further information from YouTube please read YouTube’s privacy policy.