Cookies, Analytics and Traffic Data

Cookies are small text files which are transferred from our websites, applications or services and stored on your device. We use cookies to help us provide you with a personalised service, and to help make our websites, applications and services better for you.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can adjust your browser's setting to prevent it from accepting cookies on your computer - go to for instructions on how to disable cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Websites if you do so.

Our cookies will be:

  1. Session cookies (temporary cookies that identify and track users within our websites, applications or services which are deleted when you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service)
  2. Persistent cookies (cookies which enable our websites, applications or services to “remember” who you are and to remember your preferences within our websites, applications or services and which will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service).

We use the following different types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies which are needed for our websites, applications or services to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website.

Performance cookies and analytics technologies

These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our websites, applications and services to remember choices you make (such as your user name, job title or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Re-Targeting cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operators’ permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Web beacons and parameter tracking

We also use cookies and similar software known as web beacons to count users who have visited our website after clicking through from one of our advertisements on another website or in emails and to collect details of any products or services purchased. These web beacons collect limited information which does not identify particular individuals. It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies.

IP Address and traffic data

We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

Find out more about the individual cookies and analytics technologies that we use are:

Cookie Domain Description
 Analytics Website

Advanced use Google Analytics, which sets a first-party cookie in order to anonymously identify when users return to specific websites.

Google uses the information sent with this cookie to store a history of website pages visited in a user's session. This data will not be used to associate any part of your identity, anonymous or not, with any other data held by Google.

Further information about how to opt-out of this cookie can be found at

Google Advertising Cookies,,,,, or

Advanced uses Google Double Click to serve advertisements. Advertisements are received from Google Double Click servers to your browser along with a cookie to anonymously identify you as you visit websites which serve advertising from Google Double Click servers.

In addition to providing website usage data as described above, Google Analytics may also collect anonymous demographic data such as age, gender and interests by placing a Google DoubleClick cookie in your browser. This data is aggregated and anonymised and helps us understand the types of users who visit our site. This cookie may also help us serve advertising tailored to your interests and preferences when you visit our sites or other sites that we advertise on.

More information about this cookie, including how to opt-out of receiving the cookie can be found at

If you opt out of this cookie, you will still see advertising when you visit our sites, but the content of the ads may not be as relevant to you.

Advertising cookies  Any

From time to time, advertisers may include digital assets which set cookies on an advertiser's domain or on the domain of our Website. These cookies will only store anonymous information about your interaction with a specific advert and will not be used to personally identify you.

We may also share anonymised behavioural data with advertising partners, to improve the quality and relevance of our advertising. This means that when you are on other websites, you might be shown advertising based on your behaviour on our Website

You may find out more information, including how to opt-out of these cookies being set in your browser by visiting

Social Media

Advanced uses social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, among others. We also work with marketing agencies who specialise in social media, so that we can connect with your social networks. We provide access to our Websites for marketing agencies and business partners so that we can generate interest in our products and services among members of your social networks and to allow you to share product and service interests with friends in your network.

We do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third party sites or to whom it is disclosed. You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social networking site that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they may be sharing. If you do not want your networking sites to share information about you, you must contact that site and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information. Advanced is not responsible for how these third party sites may use information collected from or about you.

Cookie List


Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name Description Provider Expiry
__cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic 1 year
__RequestVerificationToken Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. Session
ARRAffinity Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times. Session
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests. Session
BIGipServer# Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times. Session
JSESSIONID Preserves user's states across page request Session
__epiXSRF Used by EPiServer to protect the user against cross-site request forgery (XSRF). Affects only the editors. Session
.EPiServerLogin Forces connection to be over https:// (secure). Only affects editors Session


Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Cookie Name Description Provider Expiry
lang (x2) Remembers the user's selected language version of a website,



Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie Name Description Provider Expiry
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 2 years
_gali This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Session
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website Session
__sharethis_cookie_test__ Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website Session
__stid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 1 year
__unam Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 300 days


Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Cookie Name Description Provider Expiry
_hjIncludedInSample Determines if the user's navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder Session


Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services 2 years
BizoID Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 179 days
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user 2 years
lidc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services Session
UserMatchHistory Pending 179 days
wistia-http2-push-disabled Pending Session
sc.UserId Used to identify an individual unique visitor (set for one year). The SessionCam reporting console can re-sort recorded sessions by a unique visitor. This means that multiple visits from the same unique visitor over a selected date/time range can be aggregated. Permanent
sc.Status Used to store the recording status through the visitor's session. This cookie is set on the first load of SessionCam. It stores whether SessionCam is to record the session or not. This cookie also stores data for whether ServiceTick web surveys are configured to launch for given hostname. Session
sc.ASP_NET_SESSIONID 1st party session-expiry cookie: Used to identify the individual user session. This cookie provides the details needed to compile a recording showing multiple pages visited during a visitor’s unique visit to a website. Session
sc.ASP_NET_SESSIONID 3rd party session cookie: Only used when a visitor goes across multiple domain names belonging to the same client within a single visit. This cookie is always set but only used in the specific situation of SessionCam users who have websites where the content and functionality is distributed across multiple domain names. This cookie enables the SessionCam reporting console to maintain a view of a visitor’s session across multiple domain names. Session
SessionCamTestCookie Deleted after being set. This cookie is set when SessionCam initialises and is only ever used to ensure we can read and write cookies. Once this cookie has been set it is deleted immediately and if the cookie fails to set, SessionCam will not attempt to record. Deleted after being set
sc.OptOut Used to identify users preference about data capture (set for one year). The SessionCam recording JavaScript can detect this cookie to determine if a user has requested never to be recorded, or to have their information fully masked out. This cookie value is controlled from the following pages: And: Permanent
sc.InTg The main endpoint that is used to 'ingest' the data we record uses the hostname This is where the session records to when the sc.InTg cookie's value is 'a'. When the sc.InTg cookie's value is 'b', that session is one of a few that is being processed on the new code. The endpoint used for these is Neither of these hostnames are a third party. All the sessions are processed through SessionCam and presented on the console. The cookie is created when a brand new session starts and is simply used to keep sessions recording consistently to the same hostname (endpoint) from start to finish. If we don't use this cookie then we would not get complete sessions running on the new code. Session


Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Cookie Name Description Provider Expiry
.EPiForm_BID Stores a GUID as the browser ID. 3 months
.EPiForm_VisitorIdentifier Stores a GUID which is the visitor identifier. 3 months
__distillery Tracking user behaviour in videos 1 year
_mkto_trk This cookie is set by Marketo. This allows a website to track visitor behavior on the sites on which the cookie is installed and to link a visitor to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness. Tracking is performed anonymously until a user identifies himself by submitting a form. 2 years
__zlcmid This cookie is set by Zendesk. This cookie is critial to the functionality of our Zendesk widget. Zendesk will only be available if you have accepted cookies. 1 year