Cookies we use

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files stored and used to record Non-Personal and Personal Data concerning Your browsing and use of the Site. Cookies can be either persistent (i.e. remain after You logoff from the Site in order to be used on Your subsequent visits to the Site) or transient (i.e., removed when You close the web browser). 

Netvibes may use cookies or other technologies serving the same or similar purpose (together referred to as “cookies”), that may collect or store Personal Data. 

Netvibes uses cookies in order to:

Improve Your user experience through, for example:
  • enabling a service to recognize your device so You don't have to give the same information several times during one task;
  • recognizing that You may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do so for every web page requested;

Analyze traffic and data on the Site to:
  • measure how many people are using the Site, so the Site can be made easier to use and navigate and to make sure there is enough capacity to ensure the Site has adequate response times;
  • help Netvibes understand how users interact with the Site so Netvibes can improve its functionality and performance.

Netvibes may also use third-party services (such as Google Analytics) to perform services on its behalf, in particular to:
  • analyze Your browsing habits and measure the Site audience,
  • analyze Your interests and offer You targeted marketing or advertising,
  • allow You to share content from the services with other people on social networks or to let these other people know what You are looking at or what You think (e.g., the “Like” button on Facebook)
In such a case, cookies provided by such third party vendors may be used and stored. By transmitting the information generated by these cookies, the cookies’ settings ensure that an IP address is anonymized before geo-localization and before storage. Our providers will use this information for the evaluation of Your use of the Site, compiling reports on the Site activity for Netvibes, to propose better services to You that are suited to Your needs, and display advertisements You that are suited to Your needs. Cookies will not associate Your IP address with any other data they hold. 

When you browse the Site, cookies are enabled by default and data may be read from or stored locally on your device if your browser settings allow. You will be notified of the use of cookies the first time You access the Sites with a different device; Netvibes will not install any cookies before obtaining your explicit consent. You may decide to accept or refuse some or all cookies. You can configure Your browser software to refuse all cookies (including cookies used for web analytics services); if You do so, however, some areas and features of the Site may not function properly and/or You may not be able to access some parts or services of the Site.

What cookies do we use?

Essential cookies
All of the following are considered essential cookies for the operation of the website:
PHPSESSID session Used by PHP to store the session ID (required to allow a user to stay logged in to a website for each page visited)
activeSessionID session Used to store the session ID (required to allow a user to stay logged in to a website for each page visited)
activeUserID session Used to store a Netvibes user unique identifier
has_js session To indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled
lang 15 days Used to store the language preferences
signin-mail session To facilitate logging in
tz session To facilitate logging in 
Advertising cookies

Google Analytics is a popular web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic.

__utmz 15 days Stores where a visitor came from
__utma 15 days Stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.
__utmb 30 minUsed to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
__utmc session Same as __utmb
__utmv 15 days Used for user-custom variables in Analytics
_ga 1 year Used to distinguish unique users in Analytics
_gid 1 day Used to store and update a unique value for each page visited in Analytics
Kameleoon's A/B testing tool allows to experiment on desktop and mobile
KameleoonVisit 365 days To store data during an A/B test
Visitors can also opt out using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics.

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