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Cookie policy

This page describes our cookie policy at InfoQ as we believe in being open, clear and transparent about how we collect and use data related to you

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer, smartphone or other devices by the websites you visit. They are unique to your account or browser and the owners of the website are using them to provide you with features and functionality. There are 2 types of cookies:

  • Session cookies that only last while your browser is open and are deleted automatically when you close it
  • Persistent cookies that remain on your device for a set period of time or until you or your browser removes them. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie.

How can you control cookies?

You should be aware that you may lose some functionality or settings if you choose to delete or turn off cookies.

Most browsers accept cookies by default and they also provide you with settings to control the cookies that websites you visit can place on your device or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally your browser provides you with the option to see what cookies you've got, delete them individually, block third party cookies or just cookies from particular sites so you are in full control of them. To find out more about how you can manage cookies in your browser visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.

How is InfoQ using cookies?

We use a number of cookies for various reasons ranging from storing some of actions on the site (for instance the fact that you've closed a message dialog and you don't to see it again) to remembering your logged in status so that you have instant access to your account and benefit from all features that register users can take advantage of.

You can find the cookies we use on InfoQ.com in the table below:

Name Description
UserCookie Cookie to assign a unique identifier to the visitor on the site
RegUserCookie Cookie to identify a visitor being logged in on the site
IdpCookie Cookie to identify a visitor being logged in on the site with a social identity provider (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mircosoft, etc)
infoq_survey Cookie for allowing us to determine when to display surveys to our visitors
ConversionTrackingV2_ Cookie for sales purposes, allowing us to track registrations on client sites referred by InfoQ.com
infoq_hab Cookie to determine ad blocker usage when visiting InfoQ.com
PSAdialog Cookie to identify promotion of our Personalization and Social features via a modal dialog so we don't show it multiple times to the same visitor
topbarSurvey Cookie to identify promotion of our various features on the site so we don't do this multiple times to the same visitor
-P13NWN Cookie to control when the notifications count badge should no longer be shown to a visitor
_bkm Cookie to store bookmarked content on the site (made by clicking the "Read later" button on content pages) for non logged in visitors
JSESSIONID Cookie to identify user session
__smToken Third party (Sumo) cookie used for marketing purposes
More details: https://help.sumo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004671147-How-Sumo-Cookies-Work
__smVID Third party (Sumo) cookie used for marketing purposes
More details: https://help.sumo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004671147-How-Sumo-Cookies-Work
mp_..._mixpanel Third party (Mixpanel) cookie used for analytics purposes
More details: https://mixpanel.com/legal/privacy-policy/
_utma ... _utmz Third party (Google Analytics) cookie used for analytics purposes
More details: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
__gads Third party (Google DoubleClick for Publishers) cookie used for advertising purposes
More details: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types
CloudFront-Key-Pair-Id Third party (Amazon CloudFront) cookie used for video theft protection purposes
More details: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudFront/latest/DeveloperGuide/private-content-signed-cookies.html
CloudFront-Policy Third party (Amazon CloudFront) cookie used for video theft protection purposes
More details: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudFront/latest/DeveloperGuide/private-content-signed-cookies.html
CloudFront-Signature Third party (Amazon CloudFront) cookie used for video theft protection purposes
More details: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudFront/latest/DeveloperGuide/private-content-signed-cookies.html
qryz_Api Third party (Qeryz) cookie used for video theft protection purposes
More details: https://qeryz.com/blog/general-data-protection-regulation/
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