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Cookies list

Our cookies

Update 12/10/21: The information below is currently being reviewed and will be updated shortly.

We have described the main cookies AISL uses and what AISL use these for below:

Cookie namePurpose
ASPXAUTH Indicates the user is logged in. Contains user specific information such as user ID in encrypted form
ADFEAuthCookie Used to authenticate user when they log in to the site
ADmessage_4 related to subscription renewal message
ADmessage_session_4 related to subscription renewal message
ASP.NET_SessionId Used for managing the user’s session while browsing around the site
AgentCookie When logged in, used to identify user’s browser and device
AnonUserCookie Managing session state when not logged in
CT_CookiePolicyAccepted Dropped when cookie policy has been seen / accepted
_ga Used by Google Analytics
_gat Used by Google Analytics
ai_session Application Insights – helps to monitor site performance
ai_user Application Insights – helps to monitor site performance
sp_ Spam filter
_AntiXsrfToken Stores session information used to guarantee the origin of JavaScript request
SESSxxx (for example SESSfc6466156d1e1a7118bf568399df91b7)
has_js (checks if the client browser supports javascript)
These are Drupal and javascript operational cookies essential to the operation of Retail Week Prospect
These cookies let us know whether or not you have agreed to our cookie and privacy policies on Retail Week Prospect and stop the reminder from appearing once you have agreed.
These cookies help us to operate the ‘Remember me’ rapid login process on Retail Week Prospect.
These are Dynatrace cookies. Dynatrace helps us to manage the performance and security of the websites.
__cfduid This is a CloudFlare cookie that helps us optimise performance on our websites. Dynatrace cookies. Dynatrace helps us to manage the performance and security of the websites.
NSC_wtfswfs_xfcgbsn98-99_sxq This is a NetScaler load-balancing cookie that helps us to keep our websites available and performing well.

Third party cookies

Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the websites or these are set by AISL using the third parties’ cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block cookies can be accessed by following the link to the third party’s website. In addition to cookies, invisible tracking pixels, sometimes known as web beacons, may be set by AISL or third parties in respect of your use of the website. Tracking pixels are small image files within the content of AISL’s site or the body of our emails so AISL or third parties can understand how customers are engaging with our website and emails and whether particular content is of interest.

Cookie namePurposeMore Information
Adtech Adtech is AISL’s online ad server used for serving and tracking advertisements across the AISL websites. Adtech Cookie opt-out

WebTrends uses a cookie to track the number of unique users of this website. It basically tells us whether the website has a small number of regular visitors or a large number of infrequent visitors. The cookie only relates to what goes on in this website. WebTrends Privacy Policy
Google Analytics 

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. AISL use the information to compile reports and to help AISL improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Google Privacy Policy and  GA cookie info
comScore comScore help AISL provide online surveys and video content through AISL’s websites. comScore use cookies so that it can provide anonymous statistics on the interaction of users with these online surveys or video content. comScore Privacy Policy
AddThis AddThis helps AISL to integrate social media sharing tools such as Facebook and Twitter into AISL’s websites, and to measure the effectiveness of these sharing tools. AddThis opt-out
DoubleClick (Google) DoubleClick use a cookie when it serves advertisements in order to deliver reports on the effectiveness of these advertisements on AISL’s websites. The cookie records what advertisements the user has seen and how often. Google Privacy Policy and  cookie info

Optify collects information about End User activity on the website, including a unique Optify Customer ID, the End User’s IP address, the URL of the ‘referring’ Web page (i.e., the page viewed by the End User prior to visiting the tracked page on your Site), the title and URL of tracked pages on the website, and information about pages visited and actions taken. The Javascript code contacts AISL’s Software Services where, relying on third party service providers, AISL use the IP address to identify company name and approximate geographical location for the End User. Optify Privacy Policy

Feathr uses cookies and web beacons (pixels) to collect anonymised information such as your IP address, in order to recognise which of our products you have interacted with, to then serve you with related advertisements on our and other websites that you visit. Feathr Privacy Policy

Hotjar uses cookies and log information to manage your interaction with surveys, feedback polls and tests that help us to optimise our websites’ user experience. Hotjar respects ‘Do not track’ and you can also choose to disable Hotjar cookies at Hotjar cookie information

Guidebook provides the platform on which our Event apps are built and collects information in order to provide you with the services requested in the app and to help optimise the user experience. For more information please see the ‘End Users’ and ‘Visitors’ information in the Guidebook Privacy Policy. Guidebook Privacy Policy

When you view pages on our websites containing embedded Twitter content or buttons, you may receive Twitter cookies. Twitter cookie information

When you view pages on our websites containing embedded Facebook content or buttons, you may receive Facebook cookies.  

When you view pages on our websites containing embedded LinkedIn content or buttons, you may receive LinkedIn cookies. LinkedIn cookie information
YouTube (Google)

When you view pages on our websites containing embedded YouTube videos, you may receive YouTube cookies. YouTube is a Google service and is covered by the Google Privacy Policy. Google Privacy Policy and  GA cookie info

AISL uses Marketo to manage and serve our email newsletters, marketing, and some operational emails and so you may receive Marketo cookies while using our websites, emails and apps.  


Last updated: 12/10/21