CST – Computer Simulation Technology

Cookies Policy

By using the website www.cst.com, you agree that we can store and access cookies, IP addresses and use other methods in order to collect website usage data, and improve your online experience.

This can include information about your use of the website, the browser and device type you are accessing it from and where you are in the world.

Cookies are small files, often containing unique identifiers, that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or by certain emails you open. They are used in order to make websites function as you would expect them to, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site.

For example:

  • Our cookies will remember your chosen language and country
  • If you're logged into your account to easily access protected material without logging in again.
  • Data about your usage of our website

1.  When do we use cookies?

CST is using cookies on www.cst.com for the following purposes:

1.1 Technical

Cookies are used for technical reasons to enable the efficient working of cst.com. For example, to store your acceptance of the Privacy Policy, and MyCST terms and conditions, without which access is not granted to mycst.com

1.2 Usability

Cookies are used to enhance the usability of our website, for example to remember your language and presenting relevant content as well as to remember if you are logged in.

1.3 Tracking

Cookies are used to gather statistics on how you use our site in order to, for example, gain insight into how visitors use the website so that we can make improvements to its usability.

 

2.  Which cookies do we use?

Currently we are using 2 Content management systems at the same time. They both require different cookies. This will change over time. However, this is the reason that we have different cookies for the same purpose. Let us start with Sitecore:

 

2.1 Sitecore:

SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE

Lifetime: session

This analytics cookie is provided by Sitecore. It tracks a visitor’s multiple visits to our Website in one year. We use this information to help improve our Website. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the Website.

 

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

(Lifetime: 10years)

This analytics cookie is provided by Sitecore. It records which pages of the Website you visit and how long you stay on it. We use this information to help improve our Website. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the Website.

 

SC_EXPVIEW

 (Lifetime: session)

This analytics cookie is provided by Sitecore. It stores whether or not the Sitecore Experience View Mode is enabled. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the website.

                                                             

CST#LANG 

(Lifetime: session)

This cookie is provided by Sitecore. This cookie tracks a user's language selection. The name of the cookie varies based on the configured site name.                                                             

2.2  Legacy cookies

Here are the cookies of used in our legacy CMS.

COOKIE_FAQ

(Lifetime: 12 Hours)

Prevents multiple counting of timely-close faq views, individual-tracking

VotedArticles

(Lifetime: 120 months)

Prevents double voting for Articles. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the website

CST_SUPPORTCOOKIECHECKER

(Lifetime:Session)

Cookie  that checks if browser supports cookies. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the website

CSTSupportUsername

(Lifetime: 3 months)      

Fast Login for Support area This cookie rembers the Username

FormsAuthentication Cookie

(Lifetime:Session)        

User Authentication in Support Area, individual tracking

RequestVerificationToken

(Lifetime:Session)

Security Purpose (against man-in-the-middle attacks)

2.3 ASP.NET

ASP.NET_SessionID

(Lifetime:Session)        

This cookie is set by ASP.NET itself to store session data. This cookie will be deleted when the sessions end. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the Website.

 

2.4 Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the by Google Analytics 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 anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: <a href=“javascript:gaOptout()“>Disable Google Analytics</a>

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/.

2.5 Youtube(Lifetime: up to 120 months)

Our website uses embedded from YouTube videos. YouTube sets various cookies

SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Youtube stores various unique identifiers, as well as login information that may relate to a Google account.

Google sets a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.

For further information:

http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube

Google's Privacy Policy

Opt out of Google Analytics

3.  How do I refuse the use of cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser (for example Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox). Please note that if you choose not to permit cookies some areas of our website may not function properly or be accessible.

Please note also, that if you delete your cookies we can no longer maintain settings that you have made previously


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