What is a cookie? Cookies are small text files dropped to the browser when someone visits a Website. Their main function is to store information, e.g. preferred language and country, connection information, etc., in order to facilitate the browsing experience of visitors in the Websites of their choice. The information collected in this manner is not interconnected to your personal data and is used exclusively for security reasons and statistical purposes. Name Purpose Type Category Expiry ASP.NET_SessionId Keeps the user session ID for security reasons. HTTP System Session CMSCookieLevel Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor. HTTP System 1 year CMSCsrfCookie Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery. HTTP System Session CMSLandingPage Loaded Indicates that the landing page has already been visited and the Landing page activity is not logged again for the current visitor. Expires after 20 minutes and the expiration period of the key is renewed every time the website is accessed again. HTTP Visitor 20 minutes CMSPreferredCulture Stores the visitor's preferred content culture. HTTP Essential 1 year CMSMobileRedirected Indicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of the website by the Mobile device redirection web part. HTTP Essential Session CMSUserPage Stores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited page. Used for logging landing and exit page web analytics and activities. HTTP Visitor 20 minutes VisitorStatus Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics. HTTP Visitor 20 years _ga Is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. HTTP Performance, Analysis & Resarch 2 years _gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. HTTP Performance, Analysis & Resarch 1day _gid 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. HTTP Performance, Analysis & Resarch 1 day Disable cookies You can delete and disable cookies. Select the browser you use and follow the instuctions given: Chrome Safari Firefox Internet Explorer If you use any other browser, consult the provider instructions.