What are “cookies”?
“Cookies” (also known as HTTP cookies, web cookies or browser cookies) are simply small pieces of data, which are stored as text files on your computer, whenever you visit certain websites. Their typical purpose is to help sites remember particular actions you may have done there in the past. For example, cookies may track when you have logged into a site, visited certain pages or clicked certain buttons.
- Remember when you have logged into a site.
- Remember your user preferences, searches and favourites.
- Track your usage of a site, via Google Analytics©.
Track the success of our marketing campaigns. Additionally, RX websites have a small set of carefully selected third-party providers.
- Target more relevant advertisements to you (DoubleClick™)
- Enable social media sharing (AddThis©, Facebook©, Twitter©, YouTube©)
You can view a full list of all cookies used by RX on this website in the “What cookies do we use and why?” section.
Are cookies harmful?
Despite this, if you do wish to disable or remove cookies, please see the “Help” section of your browser or mobile device. Each browser or device handles the management of cookies differently, so you will need to refer to your appropriate “Help” documentation. However, as mentioned, please be aware that cookies are essential for certain features of an RX site to work properly.
Why are we telling you this?
What cookies do we use and why?
The following shows the full list of platform cookies, used throughout this RX website.
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Infosecurity Magazine||Session||This cookie is necessary for us to identify if you are logged in to the website or not and perform other essential site functions. The cookie doesn't store any personal information and is deleted when you finish browsing the website.|
|ISM.ScreenSize||Infosecurity Magazine||Session||This cookie allows the website to store your screen size so we can optimise the delivery of images to your device.|
|ISM.Cookies||Infosecurity Magazine||24 months||This cookie is set when you dismiss the "Privacy and Cookies" message, displayed at the bottom of the Infosecurity Magazine website. Once set, it ensures you will not be shown the message again.|
|_ga||Google Analytics||18 months||Google Analytics© is an analytics solution, which provides information about your activity on the Infosecurity Magazine website. This helps us to understand what works on the site and better tailor it to your needs.|
|_utma||Google Analytics||18 months||Google Analytics© is another analytics solution, which provides information about your activity on an RX website. As with WebAbacus?, this helps us to understand what works on the site and better tailor it to your needs. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to an RX website. It is updated with each page view.|
|_utmb||Google Analytics||30 minutes||This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It is used to establish a user session with an RX website.|
|_utmc||Google Analytics||None||This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It determines whether or not a new session has been created.|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||6 months||This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It is used to identify how you arrived at the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign, such as an advertisement or email link. This cookie is used to calculate search engine traffic, advertisement campaigns and page navigation. It is updated with each page view.|
|_gads||DoubleClick||18 months||This cookie is used to improve our advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what's relevant to you, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads you have already seen.|
|_atuvc||AddThis||Session||This cookie, provided by Clearspring Technologies Inc., is used to provide you with the option to share content to your favourite social networks. AddThis collects basic information on how you use the service but any data is always anonymous.|