Cookie Policy

Cookie usage on acr.org

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognize you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Types of cookies

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). When you use our website, services, applications, messaging and tools, authorized service providers may collect information such as your IP address, geographical location, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. We use this information to operate and improve your experience on our websites.

First party cookies

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site. The acr.org website uses the following first party cookies:

  • Application session management: in order to ensure proper delivery of our content, we work on several servers; this cookie allows you to stay on the proper server to access the latest information.
  • Cookie policy: this is a legal requirement to ensure you read and accept this cookie policy. This cookie is the only persistent one we place on your browser. It lasts 1 year, i.e., each year (or before if you clear your cookies) you will need to indicate again that you agree with this policy.
  • Shopping and other Membership/Governance services: this ensures that once you are logged in, you stay logged in until you decide to logout. This gives you the opportunity to proceed with your transaction (membership, buying a product and updating demographics and other information)
  • SSO - Authentication service: this ensures that you stay logged in when going from the shopping cart section to the main acr.org website and vice versa. This is what allows you to login and then come back to the website to view restricted content or content behind login only.

 

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example Informz and Crazy Egg and these sites may set their own cookies. The acr.org Website uses the following third party cookies:

  • Google Analytics: this is used to allow us to identify the content that is most visited, how that content is visited, what the user journey is, etc. The data from this tool allows us to continuously improve your user journey and experience on our website.
  • Social Sharing: this allows us to know if you shared our content on social media via the share buttons you find on the footer of the site. It does not allow us to in any way identify you or find your social media account but it tells us how many users shared each page.
  • Website monitoring: this allows us to track how the website is performing for you (e.g., page loading times) and gives us these indications by geo-localization so that, if you are in a country where our website runs slower, we can be informed and take actions to improve this.
  • Informz: this is a 3rd party vendor who we use as a marketing and communication system to the users.
  • Crazy egg: this is used to allow us to identify the content that is most visited, how that content is visited, what the user journey is, etc. The data from this tool allows us to continuously improve your user journey and experience on our website.

Session cookies

Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. 

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping cart.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see content that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of those website.

How can I control cookies?

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Our website does work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. In particular, if you do choose to disable cookies, you will not be able to enjoy the full range of online services available through the My ACR area or any of the restricted content.

Cookie Name

Expires

Information

Necessary

 

 

__cfduid

1 year

Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

__RequestVerificationToken

Session

Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session

Preserves the visitor's session state across page

ASPSESSIONID#

Session

Preserves users states across page requests.

CookieConsent

1 year

Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain

JSESSIONID

Session

Preserves user’s states across page requests.

NSC_#

Session

Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimize response times.

Statistics

 

 

@@History/@@scroll|#

Persistent

Statistics

__utma

2 years

Collects data on the number of times a user has visited website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.

__utmb

Session

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.

__utmc

Session

 

__utmt

Session

Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.

__utmz

6 months

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.

_ceg.s

3 months

Used by the service Crazy Egg to register where the visitor clicks on the website. The cookie enables the service to recognize the visitor on returning visits.

_ceg.u

3 months

Used by the service Crazy Egg to register where the visitor clicks on the website. The cookie enables the service to recognize the visitor on returning visits.

_ceir

5 years

Used by the service Crazy Egg to register where the visitor clicks on the website. The cookie enables the service to recognize the visitor on returning visits.

_ga

2 years

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gat

Session

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

_gid

Session

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

p.gif

Session

Used by typekit.net for managing fonts

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

10 years

Used by Sitecore Engagement Analytics to identify the visitor on repeat visits to the website.

Marketing

 

 

__stid

1 year

Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device for return visits.

__unam

9 months

Saves the user's navigation on the website including what pages have been viewed and how long the browser has been used to view each page.

collect

Session

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

GPS

Session

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

PREF

8 months

Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

179 days

Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

YSC

Session

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Unclassified

 

 

__sharethis_cookie_test__

Session

Manages the sharing of pages by user

_sp_id.3014

2 years

Used by Google Tag Manager analytics

_sp_ses.3014

Session

Used by Google Tag Manager analytics

AnonumousTimssCMSUser

Session

Used by E-business

coveo_visitorId

9999 days

Used by Coveo search engine

s

Session

Used by Amazon Webservices

SERVERID

Session

Unclassified

trk.cetrk.com/s

Session

Unclassified

u

Session

Used by Crazyegg analytics

Visitor

999 days

Unclassified