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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 Business Wire Connect or other secure areas of our website, to place press release orders and to customize your account and news profile.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our websites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize 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.

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

Strictly Necessary Cookies    
Name Purpose Expiration Date
portal.JSESSIONID Enables the web application to identify users during their browsing session. When browser is closed
bwjscookie Verifies that javascript is enabled for correct browsing behavior. When browser is closed
bw.web.efs.common.util.SecureCookie Security cookie required for account or ordering operations. When browser is closed
__hs_opt_out This cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the user to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give users the choice to opt out of cookies. 2 years
__hs_do_not_track This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot. Setting this cookie is different from opting out of cookies, which still allows anonymized information to be sent to HubSpot. 2 years
_hs_ab_test This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before. When browser is closed
_<id>_key When visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login again. The cookie name is unique for each password-protected page. 14 days
hs-messages-is-open This cookie is used to determine and save whether the chat widget is open for future visits. 30 minutes 
_hs_langswitcher_choice This cookie is used to save the visitor’s selected language choice when viewing pages in multiple languages. 2 years
_cfduid This cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider, Cloudflare. It helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to your website and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on your visitors' devices to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare's security features. Learn more about this cookie from Cloudflare. 30 days
_cfruid This cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider because of their rate limiting policies. When browser is closed
bm_mi Akamai bot manager / Fraud prevention 3 days
ak_bmsc Akamai bot manager / Fraud prevention 3 days
bm_mi Akamai bot manager / Fraud prevention 3 days
__atrfs Akamai bot manager / Fraud prevention When browser is closed
bm_sv Akamai bot manager / Fraud prevention 3 days
ak_bmsc Akamai bot manager / Fraud prevention 3 days
Analytical/Performance Cookies    
Name Purpose Expiration Date
__utma Used by Google to distinguish users and sessions.  Two years from initial set or last update
__utmb Used by Google to determine new sessions/visits.  30 minutes from initial set or last update
__utmc Used by Google in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. When browser is closed
__utmv Used by Google to store visitor-level custom variable data.  Two years from initial set or last update
__utmz Used by Google to store the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.  Six months from initial set or last update
__utmt This cookie is set by Google Analytics.  According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.  After 10 minutes
_gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.  When browser is closed
_ga This cookie is used by Google to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid This cookie is used by Google to distinguish users. 24 hours
hsPagesViewedThisSession This cookie is used to keep track of page views in a session. When browser is closed
Functionality Cookies    
Name Purpose Expiration Date
epicentric Enables a user to be logged in automatically when 'Remember Me' is checked. One year
__hstc Used when visitors interact with Business Wire’s marketing automation system (HubSpot). It contains the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). 2 years
hubspotutk This cookie is used for to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts. 10 years
__hssc This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp. 30 minutes
__hssrc Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set. We set it to 1 and use it to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session. None, this is a per-session cookie
__hs_testcookie This cookie is used to test whether the visitor has support for cookies enabled. When browser is closed
__atuvc This cookie  is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count. 396 days
__atuvs This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service. When browser is closed
Targeting Cookies    
Name Purpose Expiration Date
__adroll Tracking cookie used by NextRoll Technology. View the NextRoll Website Privacy Notice.  13 months
__adroll_v4, __ar_v4 Tracking cookie used by NextRoll Technology, in conjunction with Google. 13 months
__adroll_fpc, _fbp Tracking cookie used by NextRoll Technology, in conjunction with Facebook. 13 months
loc Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer 396 days
uvc Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis 396 days
__atrfs This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. When browser is closed
__atuvc This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. 395 days
__atuvs This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. When browser is closed
xtc This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.  396 days
lang This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. When browser is closed

 

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