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I’m using Google Analytics on a site — let’s call it

My Google Analytics website profile is for, and my only report is set up for Requests to redirect permanently to

I’ve got the regular Analytics JavaScript on my index page for the domain. For some reason, it seems to be setting its cookies for instead of

This is unfortunate, as I’ve got set up as a CDN using Amazon Cloudfront, so I’d rather not have useless cookies (Analytics seems to set four cookies) cluttering up those requests.

How can I make Analytics set cookies for instead of

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As far as I can tell, the way to achieve this is to add the following line to your Analytics JavaScript, with the other _gaq.push calls:

_gaq.push(['_setDomainName', '']);


That fixed the cookies for me.

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Thanks for this. – stevelove Feb 4 '11 at 5:36
@stevelove: you’re most welcome! – Paul D. Waite Aug 16 '11 at 21:24

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