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About Questionmark cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Questionmark uses cookies to provide a secure and effective website for customers and prospective customers. This page describes how we use cookies. By using this site, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage, delete and control them through your browser. It is possible to turn off cookies in your browser, but some functions of this website may not be available if you do this.

Strictly necessary cookies

Here is a list of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website, without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided:

Cookie name Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is used by our server code to link a user to a session so that information about their visit can be stored on the server as they move from one page to the next.
QMLiveAuthCookie  This cookie identifies the user within Questionmark Live.
QuestionmarkIdentityProvider This cookie identifies the user at Questionmark's OpenID Provider, used only when taking a trial assessment.
QframeworkMvcSession This cookie identifies the user at Questionmark's Qframework, used only when taking a trial assessment.
V5PROD This cookie allows load-balanced 'sticky' sessions, used only when taking a trial assessment.
SSESS%ID% This cookie is used by Drupal to link a user to a session so that information about their visit can be stored on the server as they move from one page to the next. This cookie also helps avoid session highjacking. It expires after 23 days.
has_js This cookie stores information about whether a user has JavaScript support or not and is used for the correct handling of users with/without JavaScript. It expires as a user's session expires.
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight This cookie defines whether a user has decided to view row weights in draggable tables or not (forms related).

Performance cookies

Here is a list of performance cookies. These collect anonymous information about use of the site and errors to improve performance:

Cookie name Purpose
gs_u_GSN-355738-Z This cookie allows anonymous users to be tracked across pages on our site to provide information to understand usage patterns and help us improve the user experience.
_utma Generated by Google Analytics, this cookie is determines unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
_utmb Generated by Google Analytics, this cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site.
_utmc Generated by Google Analytics, this cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site.
_utmz Generated by Google Analytics, this cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link.
LivePersonID These cookies are used to allow the use of the optional online chat service provided by LivePerson, within Questionmark Communities. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
visitor_idXXX This cookie provides a visitor ID for website users who are not logged into Communities. This ID is used for recording views to web pages on the website.
xpoint This cookie is used by the eXperience API for recording views to web pages, and identifying ratings and comments for those pages.
reson8.com (RCID & RCOUNT) This cookie is used by blog.questionmark.com for views tracking.
scorecardresearch.com (RCID & RCOUNT) This cookie is used by blog.questionmark.com for tracking visitation patterns.

Functional cookies

Here is a list of functional cookies, which remember choices or changes or perform other services on the website.

Cookie name Purpose
Communities This cookie contains user information to help sign in to QM Live and pre-fill forms on the website.
CommunitiesLogin This temporary cookie contains user information to help quick authentication to the website.
QMLiveAllowUnsupportedBrowser This cookie allows the user to access Questionmark Live, even if the browser they are using is unsupported.
addThis.com (​_atuvc, bt, bt2, di2, dt, loc, uid, uit, & um) ​These cookies result from blog.questionmark.com adding a "Share" button under each post.
twitter.com (guest_id & pid)  ​This cookie allows addition of a "Tweet this!" button on blog.questionmark.com entries.
ARRAffinity This cookie is used by Azure websites to ensure browsers continue using the same instance of Azure.
pi.​pardot.com & pardot.com (visitor_id26732 & lpv26732) ​This cookie is used by Pardot to track a site visitors movement through the www.questionmark.com website.

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