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Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The following table describes the cookies we use, and lists the level of each cookie:

Cookie name

Level

Description

CMSCookieLevel

System

Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor.

ASP.NET_SessionId

System

Keeps the user session ID for security reasons.

CMSCsrfCookie System Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery.

CMSPreferredCulture

Essential

Stores the visitor's preferred content culture.

CMSMobileRedirected

Essential

Indicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of the website by the Mobile device redirection web part.

CMSCurrentTheme

Essential

Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows.

Webauthtoken

Essential

Live ID authentication cookie.

CMSForumPostAnswer

Essential

Keeps a list of Question-Answer forum posts in which the user voted for an answer to prevent repeated votes.

CMSVotedPolls

Essential

Keeps a list of polls where the user voted to prevent repeated votes.

CMSRatedDocuments

Essential

Keeps a list of pages that the user rated to prevent repeated votes.

CMSShowDesktopVersion

Essential

Indicates that the visitor has switched to the desktop (default) version of the website from a specific device profile.

CMSWindowsUser Essential Stores information for users who were imported from an Active Directory domain during authentication.
.ASPXFORMSAUTH

Essential

Stores the user's encrypted authentication ticket when using forms authentication.

VisitorStatus

Visitor

Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics.

Source Visitor Stores the channel from which the visitor arrived as part of a campaign (e.g., email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Based on the utm_source query string parameter.

Campaign

Visitor

Stores the name of the campaign assigned to the visitor.

Content Visitor Stores the specific content item through which the visitor arrived as part of a campaign. Based on the utm_content query string parameter.
TrackedCampaigns Visitor Stores all the campaigns, which should be tracked within a JavaScript snippet.

UrlReferrer

Visitor

Stores the URL referrer from which the user arrives on the website.

CurrentContact

Visitor

Stores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website.

CMSAB<ABtestname>

Visitor

Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor. Stores the name of the page variant assigned to the visitor, the list of performed conversions and information whether visitor is included in A/B testing specified by an A/B test.

CMSMVT<mvtestname>

Visitor

Stores the combination of variants assigned to the visitor by an MVT test. Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor.

CMSShoppingCart

Visitor

Stores a GUID reference to the user's shopping cart. Allows the system to recover the shopping cart for unregistered customers, even after it is cleared from the cache (for example after an application restart).

CMSBodyClass

Visitor

Body element class to provide accessibility standards.

CMSUserPage Visitor Stores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited page. Used for logging landing and exit page web analytics and activities.

ChatLoggedInToken

Visitor

Stores the login state for the Chat application (indicates if the user is in the online state).

ChatSupportLoggedInToken

Visitor

Indicates if the user is logged in to the support chat.

<Window name>_<Group ID>_roomID

Visitor

Stores bindings between groups of chat web parts and chat rooms (for a specific window or tab).
chat_autoinitchat_displayed_<GUID>

Visitor

Remembers if the Automatically initiated chat web part was shown to the user (prevents multiple chat initiation messages).
chat_kick_roomid_<room ID>

Visitor

Indicates that the user was kicked from the specified chat room (and is not allowed to return).
StrandsSBS_* Visitor Used by the Strands Recommender solely for its own purposes. The cookies are managed on the Strands side.
CMSStrandsTrackEvent_* Visitor Stores persistent HTTP context after a page is reloaded. Used for tracking of shopping cart events.
__openid_selector_* Visitor Stores OpenId user identification for authentication purposes.
CMSLandingPageLoaded Visitor Indicates that the landing page has already been visited and the Landing page activity is not logged again for the current visitor. Expires after 20 minutes and the expiration period of the key is renewed every time the website is accessed again.


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Google Analytics

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Search engine

The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by a piece of hardware (a search ‘appliance’) supplied by Google that is plugged into our server and continuously indexes the content on our site. All search requests are handled by the appliance and the information is not passed on to any third party, including Google.