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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that your device sometimes saves when you visit a website. Cookies enable the website you are using to do various things such as remembering you have logged in. A world without cookies would be frustrating; when using your favorite site or blog you would have to re-type your password every time you load a new page!

So why exactly do we need cookies on our website?

Cookies enable affilinet to do what we do best: serve our customer!
On our own website we use cookies to better understand how it is used, thus enabling us to continually improve your experience on it.
You need to have cookies enabled to use the full extent of our website. If you disable cookies, using our service will be much more complex (in particular the login areas) and here is why:
    • We use cookies within our Advertiser and Publisher Portal (after you logged in) to check on our servers what information was input on one page and then we transfer it to another page you clicked. This means you don’t have to enter the same information over and over again. Additionally we check whether you are authenticated to use our service.
In addition, if you turn cookies off you will be unable to benefit from the following services outside of the login areas:
  • We also continuously test and optimise our site to give you the best user experience we can. For example we might do A-B testing (i.e. show different users 2 slightly different versions of the site to see what works best for them).
  • We also offer you the service to use Twitter and Facebook to log-in to our customer portals. This service also uses cookies to fully function. This is only relevant if you log-in with your social media accounts into our customer portals.
  • The social sharing buttons on our blogs, which enable you to share information on social networks. These are links to the social networks from Facebook or Twitter to enable the inclusion of connections, offered by Twitter and Facebook, to use functions of those networks, like the “LIKE” – button directly from our website (called Facebook/Twitter-Plugins). The most well-known Plugins are the Facebook-Like button and the Twitter “Tweet” button which you can both use to tell your friends on Facebook or Twitter whether you liked a particular piece of content on our site. The scope of further data acquisition of those parties, data processing or data usage through Facebook/Twitter, as well as the purpose of this can be inferred through the Data Protection Policy on Facebook/Twitter. You will there learn more about your rights and your possibilities regarding adjustments to your privacy settings.
  • We also use Google Analytics (http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/) to see how our site visitors find and utilise our site, for example which browsers are used to visit our site, the countries from which it was visited or if it was visited from a mobile device or a computer.
    You can also prevent these cookies from acquiring your data regarding the usage of the website and the processing of such data through Google by downloading and installing the opt-out browser plug-in which can be found here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

So if I still want to delete or block cookies, how can I do this?

If you want to delete or block cookies you can do so by changing your browser’s settings. If you would like detailed instructions as to how to do this in your particular browser take a look at the guides at AboutCookies.org. However remember that you will not be able to use our website, particularly the login areas, as easily after you have done this.

List of every affili.net and affilinet-inside.de/.uk cookie

Cookies set during logging in and the social log in on the affilinet portal as well as during navigation in the log-in areas
Cookie Name Cookie Lifetime Cookie Category Description
ASP.NET_SessionId Session Strictly necessary Used to continuously authenticate the user during the current user session
affilinetPublisher
LoginInformation
1 day Strictly necessary Used to identify the publisher-account, which the user has logged into during last login
affili_xxxx 90 days Performance Cookie is used to streamline affilinet’s internal order processing: Opt-out
Facebook cookies

(_e_1MLe_0, act, c_user, datr, fr, lsd, lu, reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref, wd, xs, locale)
Functional All these cookies are set by facebook in order to let you log in to our platform with your facebook account. More information here: click here
Twitter cookies
(k, guest_id, original_referer, _twitter_sess, auth_token, auth_token_session, auth_token, secure_session, twid, twll, dnt, remember_checked, _twitter_sess)
Functional All these cookies are set by twitter, not affilinet in order to let you log in to our platform with your twitter account. More information here: click here
cp_session, cp_
profile
Session Performance Our Customer Relationship Management system (RightNow) sets these cookies when you use the support portal.
APSSESSIONID
QSTBSCTS
Session Strictly necessary Used to continuously authenticate the user during the user-session, deleted once the browser is closed
affilinetAdvertiser
Login Information_v5 nrxnvohpg0 wgtqennrebbw
1 day Strictly necessary Identifies the advertiser account, which the user has logged into during last log in
.ASPXAUTH Session Strictly necessary Used to determine if a user is authenticated
Google Analytics Cookies
(_utmz, _utma, _utmc, _utmb)
Performance Google Analytics is a service provided by google for website owners (here: us) to enable them to analyse the traffic on their website and the use of their services. More information: click here
Opt out of Google Analytics
Cookies set when using social sharing options on our blogs (affilinet-inside.de and .com)
Cookie Name Cookie Lifetime Cookie Category Description
Google Analytics Cookies
(_utmz, _utma, _utmc, _utmb)
Performance Google Analytics is a service provided by google for website owners (here: us) to enable them to analyse the traffic on their website and the use of their services. More information: click here
Opt out of Google Analytics
Facebook Cookies Functional See above
Twitter Cookies Functional See above
Disqus Cookies Functional All these cookies are set by disqus, not affilinet in order to let you comment to our posts. More information: click here
Scorecard Research Cookies by Comscore Functional Comscore provide affilinet with analytical information about our international visitors. ComScore collect data on the traffic and engagement for the site to provide affilinet with a competitive context of their performance versus the market. This data is then used for sales pitches, editorial, strategy, business development and product development. More information: click here
Opt out of Scorecard Research Cookies
Cookies set when navigating our Site or Blog
Cookie Name Cookie Lifetime Cookie Category Description
Google Analytics Cookies
(_utmz, _utma, _utmc, _utmb)
Performance Google Analytics is a service provided by google for website owners (here: us) to enable them to analyse the traffic on their website and the use of their services. More information: click here
Opt out of Google Analytics
Twitter Cookies Functional See above
Disqus Cookies Functional All these cookies are set by disqus, not affilinet in order to let you comment to our posts. More information: click here
affilinet Cookies (AcceptsCookie) 365 days Functional These 2 cookies are necessary to store the website visitor’s consent on placing cookies.

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