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Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve Oracc.

Having concrete user data enables us to show potential funders how Oracc is used, and where it needs to grow. For instance, a few years ago search data demonstrated that visitors wanted to learn more about cuneiform writing and about Mesopotamian deities. We were able use that data in funding applications for the projects that created Cuneiform Revealed [] and Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses [].

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Content last modified on 27 Dec 2019

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Eleanor Robson

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