Use of cookies

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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

.ASPXFORMSAUTH

Essential 

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

ASP.NET_SessionId

System

Keeps the user session ID for security reasons.

Campaign

Visitor

Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor.

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.

CMSBodyClass

Visitor

Body element class to provide accessibility standards.

CMSCookieLevel

System

Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor.

CMSCsrfCookie

Essential

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.

CMSCurrentTheme

Essential

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

CMSEd<GUID>Current

Visitor

Stores the current step of Wizard layout web parts.

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.

CMSNoTestMVT<templateid>

Visitor

Stores the currently selected MVT combination for editors in the administration interface.

CMSPreferredCulture

Essential

Stores the visitor's preferred content culture.

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.

CMSStrandsTrackEvent_*

Visitor

Stores persistent HTTP context after a page is reloaded. Used for tracking of shopping cart events.

CMSVotedPolls

Essential

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

CurrentContact

Visitor

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

Source

Visitor

Stores the channel which the user came from (e.g., email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

TrackedCampaigns

Visitor

Stores all the web analytics Campaigns, which should be tracked within a JavaScript snippet.

UrlReferrer

Visitor

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

VisitorStatus

Visitor

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

Webauthtoken

Essential

Live ID authentication cookie.

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Google Analytics

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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.