403 is a HTTP status code that tells the user/application that they do not have permission to access the requested document/webpage.

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What does Google do with indexed pages returning 403?

I guess that Google removes already indexed pages that are now returning the HTTP error 403. Unfortunately I can't find any definitive statement on that matter. Do you know the answer?
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How can I use .htaccess to respond with 403 forbidden status for URLs that contain a query string?

Some bots have been crawling my site for every link that ends with: ?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter I haven't checked out its IP. Then other bots (10+) follow the link rules ...
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403 when query string contains a dot (.) character [closed]

EDIT: did more research, asked new question I dug a bit deeper and realized that the contents of the page are indeed not relevant to this issue. As this question has gotten more and more confusing, ...