Cookies

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

For simplicity, there are 3 main levels, which represent the choices offered to you when asking for consent to use cookies:

Simplified cookie level

Corresponding API level

Description

No cookies

System

Enables the minimum cookies required for the website to work, and remembers whether the user allows cookies or not.

Only essential cookies

Essential

Enables all cookies required for website functionality, but no tracking cookies.

All cookies

All

Enables all cookies used on the website.

 

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

 

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.

CMSPreferredUICulture

Editor

Stores the preferred UI culture of the user.

CMSViewMode

Editor

Stores the user's current view mode (Edit, Preview, Design, etc.).

CMSImpersonation

Editor

Stores user information when impersonating a different user in the administration interface.

CMSUserWords

Editor

User's custom word dictionary kept by the spell checker.

DisplayContentInDesignMode

Editor

Remembers the user's setting of the Web part content checkbox on the Design tab (for example in the Pages application).

DisplayContentInUIElementDesignMode

Editor

Remembers the user's setting of the Web part content check box on the Design tab of UI elements.

CMSMacroDesignerTab

Editor

Remembers the last active tab of the Edit macro condition dialog.

CMSSplitMode

Editor

Remembers the state of the language version split-view mode when editing multilingual websites.

CMSPreviewState

Editor

Stores the user's latest page design preview preferences.

CMSPropertyTab

Editor

Remembers the last active tab of the Properties section in the Pages application.

CMSViewTab

Editor

Remembers the last active tab of the View section in the Preview mode of the Pages application.

CMSValidationTab

Editor

Remembers the last active tab of the Validation section in the Preview mode of the Pages application.

CMSEdVariantSliderPositions<templateid>

Editor

Remembers the position of the variant slider when defining variants for MVT or Content personalization.

CMSWebPartToolbarCategory

Editor

Stores the selected web part category on the web part toolbar.

CMSWebPartToolbarMinimized

Editor

Remembers if the user minimized the web part toolbar on the Design tab.

CMSCurrentDeviceProfileName

Editor

Stores the selected device profile when editing pages.

CMSCurrentDeviceProfileRotate

Editor

Remembers whether the device preview uses the landscape or portrait view.

CMSUniGraph

Editor

Stores the user's Snap to grid preference in the advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.

CMSSessionToken

Editor

Stores the token used by the web service that provides the advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.

ABSelectorState<ABtestname>

Editor

Stores the state of the selectors on AB test overview page.

VisitorStatus

Visitor

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

Source

Visitor

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

Campaign

Visitor

Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor.

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.

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.

CMSNoTestMVT<templateid>

Visitor

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

CMSShoppingCart

Visitor

Stores a reference to the user's active shopping cart.

CMSBodyClass

Visitor

Body element class to provide accessibility standards.

CMSEd<GUID>Current

Visitor

Stores the current step of Wizard layout web parts.

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.

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

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Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 12 months.