Cookie Policy

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Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. For example, at hotter.com we use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site.

We have provided this information to offer you a clear view of your privacy when using our website and as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation.

OUR COOKIES

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

First Party CookieNamePurpose
Hotter.com__atuvcThis cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
Hotter.com__atuvsThis cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.
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Hotter.com__utmaThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.
Hotter.com__utmbThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
Hotter.com__utmcThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
Hotter.com**utmtThis cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes
Hotter.com** utmvThis is an optional addtional cookie set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. It has a default lifespan of two years, although this can be customised by site owners.
Hotter.comutmx, utmxxThis cookie is associated with Google Website Optimizer, a tool designed to help site owners improve their wbesites. It is used to distinguish between two varaitions a webpage that might be shown to a visitor as part of an A/B split test. This helps site owners to detemine which version of a page performs better, and therefore helps to improve the website.
Hotter.com**utmzThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Hotter.com** cloginExpires at end of session._ specific to session.
Hotter.comApache
Hotter.comblog_lang_cookLangauge cookie for Blog.
Hotter.comcmTPSetThese cookies are used to track user interaction with the site - which pages they navigate, which links they click, etc.
Hotter.comcom.silverpop.iMA.page_visit, com.silverpop.iMA.session, com.silverpop.iMAWebCookieThese cookies are used to collect information. We use this information to improve and enhance your online experience. Personal information is not stored within this cookie.
Hotter.comCompareItems_10151
Hotter.comCoreID6IBM Coremetrics session cookie for use in web analytics
Hotter.comcriteo_write_testCritio
Hotter.comhasViewedNewCustomerPopUp
Hotter.comHOTTER_SITE_PREFERENCE_COOKIEUsed to indicate which site is a users preference if they navigate between sites.
Hotter.comHOTTER_LOCATION_COOKIEUsed to save a users geo-ip location so the user can be directed towards their most appropriate site
Hotter.comJSESSIONID, LMUID, LMSIDGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.
Hotter.comminishopcart_subtotal_blogThis cookie is for cart price for blog mini checkout.
Hotter.comminishopcart_total_blogThis cookie is for the cart items for blog minicart.
Hotter.commpCookieThis is a Motion point cookie for language. Used to indicate the language a site should be automatically translated to.
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Hotter.compeerius_cten-gbThis cookie is used to check if cookies are enabled.
Hotter.compeerius_riden-gbThis cookie tracks where a recommendation served by peerius has been clicked.
Hotter.compeerius_sessen-gbThis cookie stores a session ID to provide a better expereince for the length of the visit.
Hotter.compeerius_useren-gbThis cookie stores a user ID to allow return visits to be tracked.
Hotter.comPHPSESSIDCookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
Hotter.comqueueit_js_hotter_hottertvad2017_userverifiedThe cookies Queue-It use are to estimate the audience size and usage pattern.
Hotter.comSignLink_blogSign in status for blog
Hotter.comsoulmates_member_idStores a soulmate user member ID in an encrypted format in order to verify their identity when trying to access pages or posts that are restricted to Soulmates members only.
Hotter.comS2Sv4
Hotter.comV1v4, V2v4, V3v4, V9v4
Hotter.comWC_ACTIVEPOINTERThis cookie remembers whether you have selected the UK or USA store, to allow you to continue seeing relevant prices and content. Personal information is not stored within this cookie.
Hotter.comWC_GENERIC_ACTIVITYDATAThis cookie remembers your information when browsing the site, prior to creating or logging into your account. Personal information is not stored within this cookie.
Hotter.comWC_PERSISTENTThis cookie is used to persist user ID, language ID, and currency for each store ID visited in the session. Multiple sets of identifiers can exist if the user visits more than 1 store.
Hotter.comWC_SESSION_ESTABLISHEDThis cookie is a user session cookie that flows between the browser and server over both SSL or non-SSL connection. It is used for user identification over non-SSL connections. It contains user session values such as login timeout, or session identifier.
Hotter.comWCUSERACTIVITY-1002This is a user session cookie that flows between the browser and server over both SSL, or non-SSL connection.
Hotter.comHOTTER_GUEST_LOGOFFThis cookie is used to distinguish between newly registered customers at order confirmation.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Third Party CookieNameDescription
.3lift.comtluidThis domain is owned by TripleLift, a USA based business providing programmatic native advertising services.
.addthis.comlocThis domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed. Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer.
.addthis.comxtcThis domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed.
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.addthis.comuidThis domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed. Stores a unique user id
.addthis.comuvcThis domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed. Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis
.adnxs.comanjThis domain is owned by AppNexus Inc. The company provides a range of online advertising technology and services.
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.ads.yieldmo.comptrcriteo
.adscale.deuuThis domain is owned by Adscale, a German online advertising business.
.adsrvr.orgTDIDThis domain is owned by TheTradeDesk. The main business activity is: Ad Serving Platform.
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.adsymptotic.comUThis domain appears to be owned by Drawbridge Inc. which provides a platform to enable advertisers to track users across multiple devices.
.adtech.deissdc1This domain is owned by Adtech - part of AOL. The main business activity is: Ad serving platform
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.adtechus.comCfPThis domain is owned by Adtech - part of AOL. The main business activity is: Ad serving platform
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.atdmt.comATNThis domain is owned by Atlas Solutions which is in turn owned by Facebook. Atlas is an online advertising business, targeting users through tracking their web activity. From September 2014 the company re-launched under the ownership of Facebook, promising the ability to reach known users and target adverts based on profiles generated using Facebook's user data.
.bidswitch.netcThis domain is owned by IPONWEB and is used to provide a real time bidding platform for online advertising.
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.bluekai.combkuThis domain is owned by Blue Kai. The main business activity is: Advertising/Audience Targeting.
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.casalemedia.comCMPROThis domain is owned by Casale Media. The main business activity is: Advertising
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.contextweb.comVThis domain is owned by Pulsepoint (formerly Contextweb). The main business activity is: Digital marketing, real time ad bidding exchange and audience profiling
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.criteo.comuidThis domain is owned by Criteo. The main business activity is: Advertising
.doubleclick.netdrtThis domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange.
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.exelator.comudThis domain is owned by Exelate. The main business activity is: Advertising Data Aggregation.
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.facebook.comdatrThis domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook the user. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service. Facebook also say the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites.
.facebook.comx-srcThis domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies.
.facebook.comfrThis domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Contains browser and user unique ID combinaton, used for targeted advertising.
.facebook.comluThis domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Used to manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in.
.facebook.comlocaleThis domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Remembers display locale when user logs out, for returning language and location preferences
.farm.plista.comum
.google.comAPISIDThis domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.
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.google.comPREFThis domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches
.google.comSIDThis domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.
.google.comHSIDThis domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time
.ih.adscale.detuThis domain is owned by Adscale, a German online advertising business.
.inner-active.mobiIA_UUID
.ligadx.comLIG_U18This domain is owned by Ligatus, a German business providing native and content advertising services.
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.lijit.comljt_readerThis domain is owned by Federated Media Publishing. The main business activity is: Advertising
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.mathtag.comuuidcThis domain is owned by MediaMath Inc. a US based digital advertising business.
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.nexage.comCfPThis domain is owned by MillenialMedia, part of AOL. It provides online advertising technology and services.
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.omnitagjs.comayl_visitor
.openx.netiThis domain is owned by OpenX. The main business activity is: Advertising.
.pinterest.com__utmzThis domain is owned by Pinterest. The main business activity is: Social Content Sharing platform This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
.pinterest.com__utmaThis domain is owned by Pinterest. The main business activity is: Social Content Sharing platform This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.
.pinterest.com_pinterest_email_referralThis domain is owned by Pinterest. The main business activity is: Social Content Sharing platform
.pinterest.com__utmbThis domain is owned by Pinterest. The main business activity is: Social Content Sharing platform This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
.pinterest.com_pinterest_sessThis domain is owned by Pinterest. The main business activity is: Social Content Sharing platform
.pinterest.com__utmvThis domain is owned by Pinterest. The main business activity is: Social Content Sharing platform This is an optional addtional cookie set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. It has a default lifespan of two years, although this can be customised by site owners.
.pixel.rubiconproject.comrpxThis domain is owned by Rubicon Project. The company runs a technology platform for automated real time bidding for online behavioural advertising. Their cookies build user profiles for the purposes of placing individuals into segmented categories, so that they can be shown advertising believed to be relevent to interests based on past browsing patterns.
.pixel.rubiconproject.comrpxThis domain is owned by Rubicon Project. The company runs a technology platform for automated real time bidding for online behavioural advertising. Their cookies build user profiles for the purposes of placing individuals into segmented categories, so that they can be shown advertising believed to be relevent to interests based on past browsing patterns.
.plista.comPookie
.pubmatic.comKRTBCOOKIE_*This domain is owned by Pubmatic. It operates an advertising exchange platform where online publishers can sell targeted advertising space to media buyers using real time bidding.
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.queue-it.netQueue-it
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.rcsadv.itSTAM_UK_GENThis domain is owned by RCS Media Group, an Italian publishing and advertising business.
.rubiconproject.comput_*This domain is owned by Rubicon Project. The main business activity is: Advertising
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.semasio.netSEUNCYThis domain is owned by Semasio, a German business specialising in profiling and behavioural targeting of consumers.
.sharethrough.comstx_user_id
.smaato.netcriteo_uidThis domain belongs to Smaato, a German company providing a real time ad technology platform for publishers and mobile app developers.
.smartadserver.compidThis domain is owned by Smart Ad Server. The main business activity is: Advertising
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.taboola.comt_gidThis cookie keeps track of user segmentation.
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.tapad.comTapAd_DIDThis domain is owned by Tapad Inc. a US based company that provides technology to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities.
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.uk.at.atwola.comc10This domain is owned by AOL Advertising. The main business activity is: Advertising.
.univide.comuidThe ownership of this domain is hidden behind a privacy registration service. Nothing is available about the purpose of the cookies it sets, so they must be assumed to be of the most privacy intrusive type without further information.
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.w55c.netwfivefivecThis domain is owned by Dataxu. The main business activity is: Advertising.
.yahoo.comBThis domain is owned by Yahoo. The main business activity is: Search / Advertising
.yieldlab.netidThis domain is owned by Yieldlab, a German based online advertising planform provider.
.youtube.comSIDYouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.
.youtube.comHSIDYouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time
.youtube.comdemographicsYouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Most likely used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising
.youtube.comVISITOR_INFO1_LIVEYouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos
.youtube.comPREFYouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches
.youtube.comAPISIDYouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
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ad.360yield.comumThis domain is owned by Improve Digital, a company based in the Netherlands with offices in various EU locations. Improve Digital is itself majority owned by Swiss-based PubliGroupe. The company provides a technology platform to enable website owners to manage online third party advertising through their websites.
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oas.rcsadv.itNSC_pbt.fvd1ef_c_wtfswfs_iuuqThis cookie name is associated with the Netscaler load balancing service from Citrix. This is a pattern type cookie with the root being NSC_ and the rest of the name being a unique encrypted alpha numeric identifier for the virtual server it originated from. The cookie is used to ensure traffic and user data is routed to the correct locations where a site is hosted on multiple servers, so that the end user has a consistent experience.
pixel.rubiconproject.comcThis domain is owned by Rubicon Project. The company runs a technology platform for automated real time bidding for online behavioural advertising. Their cookies build user profiles for the purposes of placing individuals into segmented categories, so that they can be shown advertising believed to be relevent to interests based on past browsing patterns.
trc.taboola.comakaas_TRC-originsTaboola advertising tracking cookie. The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser.
webservices.sub2tech.comV9v1
webservices.sub2tech.comASP.NET_SessionIdGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
ww1097.smartadserver.comcompstockThis domain is owned by Smart Ad Server. The main business activity is: Advertising
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dotomi.comDotomiUserManage cookie level profile, freq. cap, retargeting
DotomiNetNot currently used. Was legacy support for non-RTB based publisher integrations.
DotomiStatusUsed to honor device-level opt-out preferences.
dtm_tokenManage cookie level profile, freq. cap, retargeting
rt_NNNNLimit RTB sync frequency
DotomiSession_NNNNNot currently used. Legacy support for session ids.
DotomiSession_NNNNNot currently used. Legacy support for placing limits on registration rates.
DotomiTest“Test”, used to check the browser’s ability to accept third party cookies rates.
DotomiTestSession“TestSession”, used to ensure only one DotomiTest cookie is set per session to check browser’s ability to accept cookies
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