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You can find more information about the individual cookies We use and the purposes for which We use them in the table below:
|Service Stack ID (Authentication Temporary/Session cookie)||ss-id||This cookie is essential for our site to function. It enables us to track you as a signed in and secured user of the 9yds portal. The cookie does not store any track-able information, and is destroyed when you close down your browser.||For more information on how your session is secured, please see https://github.com/ServiceStack/ ServiceStack/wiki/Sessions|
|Service Stack Permanent ID (Authentication Permanent/Session cookie)||Ss-pid||This cookie is maintained across various visits to our site in order to identify you as a returning user, giving us the ability to optimise your experience. Knowing you have visited the site before allows us to show you more||For more information on how your session is secured, please see https://github.com/ServiceStack/ ServiceStack/wiki/Sessions|
|Amazon Web Services Elastic Beanstalk Load Balancer cookie||AWSELB||This cookie stores information about which part of our server farm was used by your most recent visit. This allows us to optimise our site, and your experience for various performance and server management reasons.||This cookie stores information about which part of our server farm was used by your most recent visit. This allows us to optimise our site, and your experience for various performance and server management reasons. For more information, please see http://docs.aws.amazon.com/ ElasticLoadBalancing/ latest/APIReference/ API_CreateAppCookie StickinessPolicy.html|
|Google Analytics Cookie||Analytics.js||Distinguish unique users. Throttle the request rate||For more information, please see https://developers.google.com/ analytics/devguides/collection/ analyticsjs/cookie-usage|
|Google Analytics Cookie||ga.js||Determine which domain to measure|
Distinguish unique users
Throttle the request rate
Remember the number and time of previous visits
Remember traffic source information
Determine the start and end of a session
Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables
|For more information, please see https://developers.google.com/ analytics/devguides/collection/ analyticsjs/cookie-usage|
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