xMatters Cookies Policy
This policy explains what cookies are, how we and third-parties we partner with use them on the service, and what your options are.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that websites use to make a user’s experience more efficient. Most often, they are used to keep track of things like a user’s browser settings, site preferences, and authentication levels. They can also be used to gather demographic and browsing information that is then used to tailor each user’s experience – for example, to show targeting advertising.
We only store cookies on your device automatically if they are strictly necessary for the operation of the service. Other cookies, such as those used to gather demographic data or other information, require your explicit permission.
For more information about cookies, see the following third-party websites:
Like most websites, the service gathers certain information and stores it automatically in log files. This helps us monitor site traffic, referrals, exit patterns, browser and operating system trends, and clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about users.
What choices do you have with cookies?
You can choose whether to accept non-necessary cookies or, if you’ve already accepted them and change your mind, instruct your web browser to reject or delete them. For information on how to do this, consult your browser’s help pages or documentation.
Remember that if you do delete cookies or tell your browser to reject them, you might not be able to use all the features we offer, the site might not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly. You are also more likely to encounter advertising or messaging that is irrelevant or meaningless to you.
What cookies does xMatters use?
The xMatters service uses different types of cookies, both necessary and analytical, and some cookies that are placed by third-party services appearing on our pages. The different types of cookies include the following:
- Necessary: These cookies make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and authentication checks for secure areas of the site. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
- Preference: These cookies enhance the user’s experience by remembering information like language and region preferences that change the way the website behaves or looks.
- Statistics: These cookies collect and report information anonymously to help us understand how visitors interact with the site.
- Marketing: These cookies track visitors across websites to help display advertising that is relevant and engaging for individual users, and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
- Unclassified: These cookies are in the process of being classified, together with their providers.
For a complete list of the cookies xMatters uses on our service, see the following sections.
|CONSENT||google.com||Detects if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. Necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.||6671 days||HTTP|
|__cf_bm||info.xmatters.com||Used to distinguish between humans and bots, and helps make sure usage reports are valid.||1 day||HTTP|
|Used to identify trusted web traffic by the content network, Cloudflare.||1 year||HTTP|
|BIGipServer#||info.xmatters.com||Used to optimize response times by distributing website traffic across web servers.||Session||HTTP|
|Identifies the visitor through an application, allowing the user to login to a website through their LinkedIn application, for example.||2 years||HTTP|
|language||slideshare.net||Saves the user’s preferred language on the website.||Session||HTTP|
|SERVERID||slideshare.net||Assigns the visitor to a specific server.||Session||HTTP|
|__cfruid||support.xmatters.com||Part of the services provided by Cloudflare (including load-balancing, deliverance of website content and serving DNS connection for website operators).||Session||HTTP|
|local_storage_support_test||twitter.com||Used in context with the local storage function in the browser to allow the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.||Persistent||HTML|
|CookieConsent||xmatters.com||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.||1 year||HTTP|
|pa-l||xmatters.com||Necessary for the integration of Pinterest (an audio-visual service) on the website.||Persistent||HTML|
|pa-l_enabled||xmatters.com||Necessary for the integration of Pinterest (an audio-visual service) on the website.||Persistent||HTML|
|SESS#||xmatters.com||Preserves user states across page requests.||Session||HTTP|
|Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website.||Session||HTTP|
|__utm.gif||google-analytics.com||Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer.||Session||Pixel|
|__utma||slideshare.net||Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website and dates for the first and most recent visit.||2 years||HTTP|
|__utmb||slideshare.net||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a visit.||1 day||HTTP|
|__utmc||slideshare.net||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a visit.||Session||HTTP|
|__utmt||slideshare.net||Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.||1 day||HTTP|
|__utmz||slideshare.net||Used by Google Analytics to collect data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used.||6 months||HTTP|
|_uv_id||slideshare.net||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.||2 years||HTTP|
|slideshare.experiments||slideshare.net||Used by SlideShare to determine if the visitor is participating in a design experiment.||Persistent||HTML|
|personalization_id||twitter.com||Allows the visitor to share content from the website on their Twitter profile.||2 years||HTTP|
|vuid||vimeo.com||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.||2 years||HTTP|
|v.gif||visualwebsiteoptimizer.com||Optimizes the website’s relevance towards the visitor.||Session||Pixel|
|Used in context with a video-player, to remember where to start a video if the visitor is interrupted while viewing video content.||1 year||HTTP|
|loglevel||wistia.com||Collects data on visitor interaction with the website’s video-content to make video-content more relevant towards the visitor.||Persistent||HTML|
|wistia-http2-push-disabled||wistia.com||Collects data on visitor interaction with the website’s video-content to make video-content more relevant towards the visitor.||1 day||HTTP|
|_ga||xmatters.com||Registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years||HTTP|
|_gat||xmatters.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||1 day||HTTP|
|_gid||xmatters.com||Registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 day||HTTP|
|_hjid||xmatters.com||Sets a unique ID for the session to allow the website to obtain data on visitor behavior for statistical purposes.||1 year||HTML|
|_vis_opt_s||xmatters.com||Used by Visual Website Optimizer to determine if the visitor is participating in a design experiment.||99 days||HTTP|
|_vis_opt_test_cookie||xmatters.com||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Session||HTTP|
|_vwo_uuid_v2||xmatters.com||Optimizes the website’s relevance towards the visitor.||1 year||HTTP|
|hjViewportId||xmatters.com||Sets a unique ID for the session to allow the website to obtain data on visitor behavior for statistical purposes.||Session||HTML|
|vwoSn||xmatters.com||Optimizes the website’s relevance towards the visitor.||Persistent||HTML|
|wistia||xmatters.com||Used to track the visitor’s use of video-content. Roots from Wistia, which provides video-software to websites.||Persistent||HTML|
|collect||ads.linkedin.com||Collects data on visitor behavior and interaction to optimize the website and make advertisements more relevant.||Session||Pixel|
|MUID||bing.com||Enables user tracking by synchronizing a unique user ID across many Microsoft domains.||1 year||HTTP|
|MUIDB||bing.com||Registers anonymous data on visitors from multiple visits and on multiple websites to measure the efficiency of advertisement on websites.||1 year||HTTP|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 year||HTTP|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||1 day||HTTP|
|fr||facebook.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third-party advertisers.||3 months||HTTP|
|tr||facebook.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third-party advertisers.||Session||Pixel|
|wistia_distillery_cookie||fast.wistia.net||Used in context with video-advertisement to limit the number of times a visitor is shown the same ad content and ensure relevance of the ads to the specific visitor.||Persistent||HTML|
|1P_JAR||google.com||Collects information on visitor behavior on multiple websites to optimize the relevance of advertisement.||29 days||HTTP|
|ads/ga-audiences||google.com||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behavior across websites.||Session||Pixel|
|NID||google.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device for targeted ads.||6 months||HTTP|
|rc::c||google.com||Distinguishes between humans and bots.||Session||HTML|
|bscookie||linkedin.com||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 years||HTTP|
|lidc||linkedin.com||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||1 day||HTTP|
|UserMatchHistory||linkedin.com||Used to track visitors on multiple websites to present relevant ads based on the visitor’s preferences.||29 days||HTTP|
|images/1×1.gif||public.slidesharecdn.com||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||Session||Pixel|
|UID||scorecardresearch.com||Collects user information, such as timestamp for visits, most recently loaded pages, site movement, and IP address. The data is used by the marketing research network, Scorecard Research, to analyze traffic patterns and carry out surveys to help their clients better understand the customer’s preferences.||2 years||HTTP|
|UIDR||scorecardresearch.com||Collects user information, such as timestamp for visits, most recently loaded pages, site movement, and IP address. The data is used by the marketing research network, Scorecard Research, to analyze traffic patterns and carry out surveys to help their clients better understand the customer’s preferences.||2 years||HTTP|
|i/adsct||t.co||Used by Twitter.com to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through Twitter advertisement content.||Session||Pixel|
|_fbp||xmatters.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third-party advertisers.||3 months||HTTP|
|_gcl_au||xmatters.com||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||3 months||HTTP|
|_hjIncludedInSample||xmatters.com||Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.||Session||HTTP|
|_hjRecordingEnabled||xmatters.com||Identifies the visitor and optimizes ad-relevance by collecting visitor data from multiple websites – this exchange of visitor data is normally provided by a third-party data center or ad exchange.||Session||HTML|
|_mkto_trk||xmatters.com||Contains data on visitor behavior and website interaction, which is used in context with the email marketing service Marketo.com to allow the website to target visitors via email.||2 years||HTTP|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||1 day||HTTP|
|PREF||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.||8 months||HTTP|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 days||HTTP|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session||HTTP|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session||HTML|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Persistent||HTML|
|yt-remote-device-id||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Persistent||HTML|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session||HTML|
|yt-remote-session-app||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session||HTML|
|yt-remote-session-name||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session||HTML|