Why is this image line in my head tag impacting LCP?

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I'm trying to improve my LCP and this shows up as the biggest element on my website:

<img alt="icon" width="1400" height="1400" style="pointer-events: none; position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 99vw; height: 99vh; max-width: 99vw; max-height: 99vh;" src="data&colon;image/svg+xml;base64,PD94bWwgdmVyc2lvbj0iMS4wIiBlbmNvZGluZz0iVVRGLTgiPz48c3ZnIHdpZHRoPSI5OTk5OXB4IiBoZWlnaHQ9Ijk5OTk5cHgiIHZpZXdCb3g9IjAgMCA5OTk5OSA5OTk5OSIgdmVyc2lvbj0iMS4xIiB4bWxucz0iaHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC9zdmciIHhtbG5zOnhsaW5rPSJodHRwOi8vd3d3LnczLm9yZy8xOTk5L3hsaW5rIj48ZyBzdHJva2U9Im5vbmUiIGZpbGw9Im5vbmUiIGZpbGwtb3BhY2l0eT0iMCI+PHJlY3QgeD0iMCIgeT0iMCIgd2lkdGg9Ijk5OTk5IiBoZWlnaHQ9Ijk5OTk5Ij48L3JlY3Q+IDwvZz4gPC9zdmc+">


It's in there right before the close of the header tag. Anybody has any idea what this is? I gather it must be some sort of tracker or something, since it's in the head tag. 

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Shopify Partner
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Hello @ShelHealth,


Gina here from flareAI.


This code seems related to the banner section. Probably looks like navigation arrows.


Are you using a slideshow and showing only one image as the banner?


Does your actual slideshow/banner have arrows for navigating to the next/previous slideshow/banners?


I advise you to study your theme and take a copy of the liquid file and play around by removing this code and see whether it makes any changes to the website.

Hope this helps,


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