Updated September 25, 2020
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Different types of cookie
Session cookies are placed on your browser when you access a website and last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are placed on your computer when you access a website and expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser.
Cookies used by 4me
The 4me Websites are primarily used to provide information about 4me and the 4me Services. The cookies set by the 4me Websites are used to improve the user experience for visitors and to learn about visitors for marketing purposes. The cookies of the 4me Websites enable:
- Storing a visitor’s settings
- Remembering information entered by a visitor in forms
- Fulfilling requests submitted by a visitor
- Website performance measurement
- Site administration
Cookies are also set by the 4me Services. These cookies are primarily used to improve the user experience and performance of the 4me Services. In addition, they enable specific security features. These essential cookies are required to operate the 4me Services. There is no option to opt out of these cookies.
The list of cookies set by the 4me Services in the QA and production environments is provided below:
|_4me_uu||Session||A beacon to protect against system abuse.|
|_4me_session||Session||Holds session information about the visitor or authenticated user.|
|_4me_oidc_state||15 minutes||Used to prevent CSRF attacks when user authenticates through OpenID Connect.|
|_4me_device_token||Session||Uniquely identifies a mobile 4me app.|
|_4me_sticky_host||5 minutes||Only set in 4me accounts that have a custom domain configured, only used during login process.|
|_4me_gnio||Session||Only set to the value 1 when the user opens the global navigation menu in self service or mobile.|
|_4me_ww||Session||Window width of the user’s browser.|
|_4me_res||Session||Screen resolution of the user’s device.|
The cookies set by the 4me Services in the demo environment are listed below:
|_4me_demo_uu||Session||A beacon to protect against system abuse.|
|_4me_demo_session||Session||Holds session information about the visitor or authenticated user in a 4me demo instance.|
|_4me_isession||1 day||Identifies the 4me demo instance used.|
|_4me_ireturnto||2 minutes||The URL to return to after successful authentication into a 4me demo instance.|
The 4me Websites use third-party application cookies to analyze use of the 4me Websites and advertisement conversion.
Customer controlled cookies
A Customer has the ability to customize an account it has with the 4me Services. This may result in the customer, or any of its third-party providers, setting and using cookies. This is not under the control of 4me, and 4me is not responsible for the contents or functionality of any such cookies.
All cookies set by 4me have cookie names that are prefixed with the string “_4me_” and all are essential cookies (or ‘Strictly Necessary’ in the terminology of the GDPR). Customers are not allowed to use this prefix for naming their cookies.
What are your choices regarding cookies?
You may wish to disable or remove cookies. To do this you can use the information provided via the links below. Please note that this may affect the way you use and interact with the 4me Websites and 4me Services. Also note that if you disable cookies altogether then you will not be able to log into the 4me Services.
Information about the management of cookies for specific browsers can be found using the following links:
More information about cookies
If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of, or customize, preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.
You can learn about opting out of third-party targeting cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice page here or the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer choice page here or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page here.
Attn: Data Protection Officer
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Palo Alto, CA 94301