Cookies are small text files which are stored on the visitor's computer. They make it possible to follow what the visitor does on the website.

There are two types of Cookies:
1. A permanent cookie will stay on the visitor's computer for a certain period of time.
2. A session cookie is temporarily stored in the computers memory during the time a visitor is located on the website. Session cookies disappear when you close your browser.

Session cookies

A website based on SiteVision uses session cookies to identify logged in users and give the correct permission rights. A "normal" visitor can have cookies turned off in the browser without any problems. If a user (e.g an administrator) logg in to edit cookies are needed so that the system knows it is the same user clicking between pages.

The following portlets uses session cookies:  

  • Survey
  • Booking
  • Event calendar
  • Custom view
  • Webpoll (as default setting)

Permanent cookies

The following portlets uses permanent cookies:

  • My favorites
  • Webpoll (if chosen this setting)
  • User selectable views (if anonymous user)
  • Toolbar
  • Customize content
  • A/B tests

If the website uses any of the above named portlets the visitor should be informed about where and why they are used.

Custom made portlets

If you have developed custom portlets for your website they can use cookies in a different manner. An example of how these functions have been integrated is through the jsp-portlet, html-portlet, script-portlet or custom made portlets.

Browser settings

If you do not accept that cookies are used you can disable cookies in your browser's settings. You can also have the browser to inform you each time a website is requesting to place a cookie on your computer.

Denna sida publicerades: 2016-03-04

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