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  • 1.  Cookie Policy

    Posted 05-24-2018 07:18 AM

    Platform Cookie Policy

    Effective May 24, 2018

     

    Cookies used by MyBrocade

    Cookie Type/Source

    Cookie Name

    Description

    Purpose/Data Collected

    AEM

    gpv_pn

    These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the community, such as tracking a user session, or accessing secure areas.

    Session cookie used to pin a logged-in session to a browser

    AEM

    JSESSIONID

    The information these cookies collect is anonymous and is used to collect aggregate data including information about the pages users visit.

    Cookies delivered by Omniture WebAnalytics and Google Analytics for purposes of aggregate reporting

    AEM

    LtpaToken2

    These cookies allow websites to remember preferences and settings, such as your username, language, region, font size, and so on.

    Cookie used to hold a user’s username as part of a “remember me” feature

    AEM

    mybrocadeinfo

    These cookies remember that you've visited a website, a particular web page, and/or track your activities on the site. This information is sometimes shared with third party advertisers for serving targeted online advertising or other personalized content.

    Cookies used to track visitor activity on an individual basis can be used by Lithium or its third party business partners to serve personalized content, and/or later aggregated and used to analyze website traffic and trends. 

    AEM PD-H-SESSION-ID    
    AEM PD-ID    
    Google Analytics _ga    
    Google Analytics _gat    
    Google Analytics _gid    
           
           
           

     

    Lithium Platform Cookie Policy

     

    We use cookies and similar technologies on our website ("Site") so that we can improve your experience for example by recognising you whenever you visit our Site, providing you personalized information, remembering your marketing and product preferences, and helping you obtain the right information. You can find out more about cookies and similar technologies, how we use them, and how to control them below.   

    Your use of our Site or Services is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Statement.

     

    How Do We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms?

    We and our third party service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track user preferences and to maximize the performance of our Site and services.  We, or third parties on our behalf, may combine this information with personal information we collect from you.

    Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests.  You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies); you also may opt-out of targeted advertising by following the instructions in the Third Party Ad Network section.

     

    Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browsers for record-keeping purposes.  Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Service. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.

     

    Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session.  They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer.  We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you logged into the Site.  This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site.

     

    Persistent Cookies.  Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer.  We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity.

     

    Disabling Cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future.  The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.  Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.

     

    Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies.  Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages.  We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in e-mails to our customers, to help us measure e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and determine whether our e-mails are forwarded.

     

    Third Party Analytics.  We use third party automated devices and applications to evaluate usage of our Site. We also may use other analytic means to help us improve our services, performance, and user experiences.  These applications may use cookies and other tracking technologies to provide their services to us.  We do not share your personal information except on an aggregated basis with these third parties.

     

    How Do You Adjust Browser Cookie Settings?

    Cookies can be managed through functionality built into most web browsers (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). They can be adjusted to notify you of cookie placement requests, ask for permission to accept them, or decline cookies completely. For information on how to adjust your web browser cookie settings, please visit:

    How Do We Use Third-Party Ad Networks?

    We use third parties such as network advertisers to display advertisements on our Sites, to assist us in displaying advertisements on third party websites, and to evaluate the success of our advertising campaigns.  This enables us and these third parties to deliver ads for products and services in which you might be interested.  Third party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you.  We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about your usage of our Site and our services, as well as aggregate or non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our Site and users of our service. These third party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy.

     

    You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”).

     

    Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you.  You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing.  Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may no longer be effective.  For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ (NAI) and http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (DAA).

     

    What Cookies Do We Use on Broadcom Sites?

    We have categorized our cookie use below. Note that some cookies are set by third parties which Broadcom does not control, so we can't ensure their cookies won't change over time.

     

    How do we use cookies?

    Cookies are small data files stored in web browsers to track usage and enable useful services and features on Lithium Communities. This document provides information on the standard cookies set by Lithium Communities and how to reject or delete those cookies should users choose to do so. Understand that restricting cookies can have an adverse impact on the functionality and the online user experience on the Community.

     

    We classify the cookies typically found on Lithium communities into the four broad categories described below. Lithium sets only Type 1 (necessary) and Type 3 (functional) cookies. We do not set any performance tracking (Type 2) or targeting and sharing cookies (Type 4). Note that our customers may set Type 2 and Type 4 cookies on their respective Communities.

     

    Cookie Type/Source

    Cookie Name

    Description

    Purpose/Data Collected

    1

    Strictly necessary

    These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the community, such as tracking a user session, or accessing secure areas.

    Session cookie used to pin a logged-in session to a browser

    2

    Performance

    The information these cookies collect is anonymous and is used to collect aggregate data including information about the pages users visit.

    Cookies delivered by Omniture WebAnalytics and Google Analytics for purposes of aggregate reporting

    3

    Functional

    These cookies allow websites to remember preferences and settings, such as your username, language, region, font size, and so on.

    Cookie used to hold a user’s username as part of a “remember me” feature

    4

    Tracking, targeting and sharing

    These cookies remember that you've visited a website, a particular web page, and/or track your activities on the site. This information is sometimes shared with third party advertisers for serving targeted online advertising or other personalized content.

    Cookies used to track visitor activity on an individual basis can be used by Lithium or its third party business partners to serve personalized content, and/or later aggregated and used to analyze website traffic and trends. 

    Cookies used by Lithium

    The following standard cookies are used by Lithium CommunityReach & ResponseLithium Social Intelligence (LSI), and Klout.

     

    Lithium does not store or collect personal information via cookies and disabling or removing these cookies may have an adverse impact on the proper functioning and user experience on the Community.

    Community cookies

    Cookie Name

    Type

    Description and Purpose

    Expiration Time/Type

    If removed, disabled, or not accepted

    _ga

    2

    Distinguishes users using a unique ID. It is used by Google Analytics to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data. By default, the configuration setting that sets this cookie is disabled.

    2 years (persistent)

    Visitor and session data will not be tracked and will not be available to Google Analytics

    !lithiumSSO:
    {client_id}

    1

    Used for passing authentication information to Lithium

    session

    SSO will not be functional for the user

    LiSESSIONID

    1

    Session management

    session

    User cannot log in, and is treated as an anonymous user

    lia.anon.{setting or config name}

    3

    Stores community-wide configurations and settings for anonymous users

    1 year (persistent)

    Community behavior will follow defaults and any UI convenience changes made by the user will be ignored.

    liSdkOptions:{communityId}

    3

    Dropped when a Studio user navigates to Studio > Advanced > SDK and clicks Submit after checking the View as anonymous checkbox.

     

    The cookie allows developers to sign out of the community but still have it find the URL to use for rendering a skin that is hosted via the Community Plugin SDK.

     

    This cookie is used only on stage sites.

    1 month or when the View as anonymous checkbox is unselected

    The community will serve the URL for the skin set on the stage site instead of the URL to the locally hosted skin (so local SASS development will not work when the user is signed out)

    lithium.anonymous.
    usersetting.{setting name}

    3

    Remembers user preferences

    1 year (persistent)

    The community will not remember the user’s setting preferences

    lithium.anonymous.
    usersetting.profile.
    language

    3

    Remembers language preferences

    1 year (persistent)

    The community will not remember the user’s language preferences. The language will default to the native language defined for the community.

    lithiumLogin:{community id}

    3

    Keeps users logged in when they make a request after their session has expired. It is triggered when a user checks Save login name and password. The cookie is encrypted and includes a unique user secure ID in the database.

    30 days (persistent)

    The "auto login" and "remember me" features will not work

    LithiumNotifications

    3

    Temporarily stores Realtime Notification messages (Toast messages)

    session

    Realtime notification toasts may not appear (pop-up) after a page transition.

    LithiumUserInfo

    1

    Session management

    session

    The user will not be able to view secure pages and will be redirected to the login page

    LithiumVisitor

    4

    Replaces VISITOR_BEACON. Lithium currently uses both for backward compatibility. This cookie computes billing visits, registered billing visits, visits, registered visits, and unique visitors metrics. The cookie is encrypted and stores when it was first issued, when it was last seen by Lithium, an unique visitor ID (which is unique per visitor’s browser).

    Configurable (Default = 10 years) 

    Note: To change the default value, contact Lithium Support.

    Visits and unique visitors metrics will not be accurate. There will be a new billable visit on each new request. Customers on billing visits model will be affected.

    P{poll_id}U{user_id}R
    {reset_count}

    3

    Tracks when a user has voted in a poll and tracks the answer value. The cookie is used to prevent a user from voting multiple times in a single poll. The cookie is only placed if Use cookies to prevent multiple votes is enabled in Community Admin.

    1,000000+ days

    (persistent)

    If the user is an anonymous user, the user will be able to vote multiple times when the cookie is cleared. If the user is logged in, votes, and then clears the cookie, they are not allowed to revote.

    PushyAuthToken

    1

    Authenticates the user for a session with Realtime Notifications service (Pushy)

    Manually cleared when the user logs out or when their session expires due to inactivity

    WebSocket connections to the Realtime Notification service will fail with a 403 Forbidden error and the user will not see realtime notifications.

    VISITOR_BEACON

    4

    Computes billing visits, registered billing visits, visits, registered visits, and unique visitors metrics. The cookie is encrypted and stores, when it was first issued, when it was last seen by Lithium, the user ID, and its own unique ID.

    Configurable (Default = 10 years)

    Note: To change the 

    default value, contact Lithium Support.

    Visits and unique visitors metrics will not be accurate. There will be a new billable visit on each new request. Customers on billing visits model will be affected.

    VISITORID

    1

    Distinguishes between human and bot traffic

    3 years (session)

    Defeats the bot detection mechanism. (May see increased spam on the community.)

    ValueSurveyParticipation

    3

    Stores a timestamp storing the creation time of this cookie, which is used in value survey trigger logic.

     

    Default is 90 days. Configurable in Community Admin

    The user will get multiple prompts to take a survey

    ValueSurveyVisitorCount

    3

    Stores the survey visit count of the user, which is used in logic that determines when a survey is triggered. This cookie is used in conjunction with the ValueSurveyParticipation cookie. When the ValueSurveyParticiation is set, the count for ValueSurveyVisitorCount cookie is reset to 0.

    Expires when the ValueSurveyParticipation cookie is either set or expires

    The user will not be prompted to take a survey until the count defined in the Delay before prompting user with survey field in Community Admin > Features > Value Surveys > Settings is met.

     

    Reach & Response cookies

    Reach & Response Cookies

    Cookie Name

    Type

    Description and Purpose

    Expiration Time/Type

    If removed, disabled, or not accepted

    X-TOKEN-ID

    1

    Protects against cross-site scripting

    Session

    This is a security token. It is critical for the application to run

    PLAY_SESSION

    1

    This is the main session cookie

    Session

    This is the main session cookie. It is critical for the application to run

    __sdx_page

    3

    Stores the user’s current application tab

    14 days

    When a user reloads the page, the user is redirected to the default tab instead of to the last tab used in the application

    PLAY_LANG

    3

    Retrieves the user’s language

    14 days

    This is used only when LSW cannot detect the browser language and a user has no language set

    Reach & Response Analytics Cookies

    Cookie Name

    Type

    Description and Purpose

    Expiration Time/Type

    If removed, disabled, or not accepted

    XSessionID

    1

    This is the main session cookie

    24 hours

    This is the main session cookie. It is critical for the application to run

    JSESSIONID

    3

    This is an auto-generated JSP cookie

    Session

    The application does not rely on this cookie but uses the cookie occasionally to auto-generate UUIDs

    LSW Publisher Cookies

    Cookie Name

    Type

    Description and Purpose

    Expiration Time/Type

    If removed, disabled, or not accepted

    TOCOMA-CID

    1

    The user’s main session cookie

    Expires when the browser session ends

    The application will not run

     

    LSI cookies

    Cookie Name

    Type

    Description and Purpose

    Expiration Time/Type

    If removed, disabled, or not accepted

    SIP|ws

    3

    Tracks the workspace to redirect to after a session timeout

    1 day

     

    All Lithium Community cookies also apply to LSI

     

    Klout cookies

    Cookie Name

    Type

    Description and Purpose

    Expiration Time/Type

    If removed, disabled, or not accepted

    nksidd

    1

    Stores the session key of the user

    Session

    Users will not be able to stay logged in or see personalized content

    broext

    3

    Keeps track of the user's Browser Extension (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) if user comes in through a browser extension

    1 day

    You will not be able to track which browser extensions users use to access the site

    hometest

    3

    Tracks which home page was assigned to a test user

    1 day

    All users will see the Explore Influence home page not the test version of the home page

    dvst

    3

    Tracks whether or not the user visited the site today

    End of day

    You will not know if a user visited today

    createposturl

    3

    Populates the Create Post modal with data from an article

    10 seconds

    The Create Post modal will be empty

    kqst

    4

    Provides tracking throughout a single visit

    30 minutes, when a user logs out, or when a user comes in through a different viral

    You will not know where the user came from, whether the user is revisiting, or what prompted the user to return. You will not be able to track activity/sessions.

    kvist

    4

    Tracks the first visit of the session

    30 seconds, or unset the moment the cookie is read

    Less Mixpanel tracking for a user’s visit

    mp_{identifier}_mixpanel

    4

    Tracking return visits

    1 year

    Less Mixpanel tracking for user's visit

    mp_klout_c

    4

    Tracking user session activity

    1 day

    Less Mixpanel tracking for user's visit

    ‘__klout_widget’

    3

    Provides user scores, pictures, and embeddable profiles used in the Top Experts feed and elsewhere on the site. 

    End of session

    Users will not see recommended experts in relevant topics.

    nuxSeen

    3

    Set if a new user has seen NUX

    End of session

    A new user will keep seeing NUX until the user is no longer “new”

    euxSeen

    3

    Set if a returning user has seen EUX

    End of session

    A returning user will keep seeing EUX

    _cb

    4

    Enables Chartbeat Analytics tracking

    13 months

    Less Chartbeat tracking for the user's visit

    _cb_ls

    4

    Enables Chartbeat Analytics tracking

    13 months

    Less Chartbeat tracking for the user's visit

    _cb_svref

    4

    Enables Chartbeat Analytics tracking

    1 day

    Less Chartbeat tracking for the user's visit

    _chartbeat2

    4

    Enables Chartbeat Analytics tracking

    13 months

    Less Chartbeat tracking for the user's visit

    _ga

    4

    Enables Google Analytics tracking

    2 years

    Less Google Analytics tracking for the user's visit

    _gid

    4

    Enables Google Analytics tracking

    1 day

    Less Google Analytics tracking for the user's visit

    __utm{a|b|c|t|z}

    4

    Enables Google Analytics tracking

    2 years

    Less Google Analytics tracking for the user's visit

    Klout also uses !lithiumSSO:{clientId}

     

    Customer and third-party cookies on Lithium communities

    Lithium customers may set additional cookies on Lithium Community in addition to the standard cookies disclosed above. These cookies are set and controlled by Lithium customers and their affiliates for various purposes such as website usage tracking (very common practice) and targeting for surveys or advertising in some cases. Lithium does not control the dissemination of such cookies. If you need more information on which additional cookies are set on the Community you are visiting, visit the community’s privacy section. You may also wish to review the How to control cookies section to view, remove, or block certain cookies. Note that disabling or removing cookies may have an adverse impact on the proper functioning of the community, and certain features may become disabled or unavailable.

     

    Cookies set by third-party and external sites

    Communities may contain embedded images, videos, and links to external and third-party websites. Lithium customers may also include syndicated content on their communities such as banner ads and similar embedded objects from their affiliates and partners. As a result, when you click on such an object you may be presented with cookies from the owner of that respective website where the content is hosted. Lithium does not control the dissemination of such cookies. Contact the relevant third party website for their privacy policy and cookie information. Note that disabling or removing cookies may have an adverse impact on the proper functioning of the community, and certain features may become disabled or unavailable.

     

    Contact Lithium

    • For Privacy related requests email privacy [at] lithium [dot] com. Use a secure communication method such as PGP or SMIME for sharing sensitive information.
    • Find Lithium’s Privacy Policy at http://www.lithium.com/privacy.
    • For Security related requests email security [at] lithium [dot] com. Use a secure communication method such as PGP or SMIME for sharing sensitive information.
    • Read about our Security Testing and Reporting Policy at https://www.lithium.com/security.
    • For sales related and general inquiries, contact your designated Account Manager or visit our website at http://www.lithium.com

     

    A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

    • your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
    • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won't be asked again)
    • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site

    Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

     

    Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

    The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

    How to control cookies

     

    You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

     


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  • 2.  Re: Cookie Policy

    Posted 12-05-2018 05:47 AM

    I accept this policy, over and over again but the red banner returns, over and over again.


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