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- 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 recognise 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 recognise 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:
|Name||Purpose - More Information||Expiration Date|
|portal.JSESSIONID||Enables the web application to identify users during their browsing session.||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||__utma through __utmz are analytics cookies for monitoring traffic quality and quantity of specific urls and the site at large. They are updated each time they are used||__utma: Two years from initial set or last update|
|__utmb||__utmb: 30 minutes from initial set or last update|
|__utmc||__utmc: When browser is closed|
|__utmv||__utmv: Two years from initial set or last update|
|__utmz||__utmz: 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_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|
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