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The five Google Analytics cookies are called utma, utmb, utmc, utmv and utmz. They track how often the website is visited, when you enter and leave the site, and which site you visited that lead you to royal.gov.uk. utmz also tracks any keywords you entered into a search engine that lead you to royal.gov.uk if appropriate.