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

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
epicentric Enables a user to be logged in automatically when 'Remember Me' is checked. One year
bw.web.efs.common.util.SecureCookie Security cookie required for account or ordering operations. When browser is closed
__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
__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_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_testcookie This cookie is used to test whether the visitor has support for cookies enabled. After session
hsPagesViewedThisSession This cookie is used to keep track of page views in a session. After session
_hs_ab_test This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before. After session
_<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_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. After session
_ga This cookie is used by Google to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid This cookie is used by Google to distinguish users. 24 hours
__adroll Tracking cookie used by NextRoll Technology. View the NextRoll Website Privacy Notice 13 months
__adroll_v4 Tracking cookie used by NextRoll Technology, in conjunction with Google. 13 months
__adroll_fpc Tracking cookie used by NextRoll Technology, in conjunction with Facebook. 13 months


Please note that third parties 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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