Netivist’s policy about cookies

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device within the browser. It is designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember certain data and offer a better service to the customer. For example, cookies can remember users preferences about language or display, or that the user already logged in. Without the cookies, users will have to introduce some data and preferences any time they open a new browsing window.

Cookies are also used to collect some informations about the use of the website, which enables Netivist to improve the services or offer the users adverts suitables to their needs.


2. What cookies does Netivist uses?

Netivist uses both own and third parties cookies to offer you the best browsing experience and makes our service better. Here is a list of cookies we use:

2.1 Own cookies:

Name Use for the cookie Expires
__RequestVerificationToken Prevents Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Session
Netivist Authentication ID ("Remember me" feature) 30 days
ASP.NET_SessionId Unique ID for your login session Session
AnonymousUserInfo Tracks your voting on Netivist when not logged in. 10 years


2.2 Third parties cookies:

2.2.1 Google Analytics

In order to understand better the behaviour and the need of our users, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics stores data such as what pages you visit on our website, how long you are on Netivist, how you got to our service, what you click on, and some data about your web browser. IP addresses are masked (only a portion is stored) and personal data is only reported in aggregate. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data for any purpose besides providing us with analytics information.

Name Use for the cookie Expires
__utma Unique anonymous visitor ID 2 years
__utmb Unique anonymous session ID 30 minutes
__utmz Information on how the site was reached
(e.g. direct or via a link/search/advertisement)
6 months
__utmx Which variation of a page you are seeing
if we are testing different versions to see which is best
2 years


Google’s Official Statement about Analytics Data

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

2.2.2 Other third parties

Name        Use for the cookie                        Expires


3. How to see, control or remove cookies

You have no obligation to accept cookies and you may change your browser’s settings so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use to access websites not only enables you to see the cookies that you have got but also permits you to control their use. You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them.

You can also change your browser’s settings  to not allow cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or maybe not even at all. It may be possible change your browser’s configuration to not accept cookies and ask for your approval before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is recorded on your device, however with the inconvenience of slowing down your browsing experience.

There are different levels of settings too. You may prevent just third party cookies being stored, effectively opting out of behavioural advertising, and some browser options even enable you to block specific companies you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies.

If you want to manage the settings for your cookies, please follow the instructions provided by your browser supplier for your computer or device.


4. More information about cookies

Here is a selection of websites where you can find information about cookies.

Wikipedia: HTTP cookie
Cookies on GOV.UK
Microsoft information about cookies

You can also contact us by email: support{at}

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