Opting out of Web site usage tracking

The U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is dedicated to providing privacy on the Internet. In addition to adhering to federal govenrnment standards on privacy policy, we have designed our services to provide the opportunity to opt out of future cookies. In order to identify you as someone who has elected to opt out of receiving future cookies from www.bea.gov, we will place a cookie on your machine. The format of this cookie is as follows:

	WTLOPTOUT     The name, value and domain of the cookie. This cookie is only read from our site.
	0             The date and time this cookie will expire. (December 31, 2020)

To set the cookie that prevents Web site usage tracking use the Set Cookie button.

To check and see if the cookie was successfully set, click on the Verify Cookie Value button. The value should read 1.

To erase the Web trends cookie and allow the tracking of Web site activity, click on Delete Webtrends Cookie. You can then re-verify the value by selecting the Verify Cookie Button and notice the value is null.