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In affiliate programs, it's a special URL that contains the ID or username of the affiliate. This URL is used by the advertiser to track all traffic the affiliate sends to the advertiser's site as a part of the affiliate program.

See "How Affiliate Marketing Works" in the "Did You Know..." section of Webopedia.
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