A cookie is a small, non-executable program the Platform places on your device’s hard drive. These files are useful, notably, to identify your device, gather and remember the choices and preferences made with it and monitor which web pages and Platform content are being visited using the same device. A cookie in no way gives us access to your device or any direct information about you personally.
Every time you visit the Platform, cookies share with us the information gathered about your device to help us provide you with a better experience by tailoring the Platform’s operation to your needs and preferences. For example, it may allow us to identify which pages you find useful and which you do not.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Here is the list of first-party cookies (that is, cookies implemented by our Platform) that we use :
- Name: .AspNetCore.Antiforgery.#
Purpose: Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks
- Name: _gat
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Duration: 1 day
- Name: AI_buffer
Purpose: Used in context with the “AI_sentBuffer” in order to limit the number of data-server-updates
- Name: AI_sentBuffer
Purpose: Used in context with the “AIBuffer” in order to limit the number of data-server-updates
- Name: _ga
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site
Duration: 2 years
- Name: _gid
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
Duration: 1 day
- Name: ai_user
Purpose: Used by Microsoft Application In sights software to collect statistical usage and telemetry information
Duration: 1 year
- Name: ai_session
Purpose: Preserves users’ states across page requests
Duration: 1 day :
The cookies set by the aforementioned third-party domains serve analytic purposes in connection with user experience optimization and marketing, including targeted advertising. They may track a user’s device and actions across multiple web domains to get a better understanding of the user’s behaviour and preferences. For example, the GPS cookie enables tracking of mobile devices based on geographical location. The AWSALB cookie allows for a more efficient distribution and use of computing resources, which leads to increased performance and optimized user experience on the Platform. If you require more information in this regard, please see Section 11 to find out how you may contact us.