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For general information on the cookies used on this website, please see the information in the dropdrown menu below.

If you want to know more about cookies please do not hesitate to contact us (privacy@affili.net).

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to gain insight into visitor behaviour and use that information to continually optimise your user experience.

Enabling cookies will considerably enhance your interaction with our website. Disabling cookies may restrict functionality and make it much harder to use our services (particularly when logging in). This is because

  • We use cookies for our advertiser and publisher portal (after you have logged in) to check which information has been entered on our web pages and transfer that information to any other pages you visit so that you don't have to keep re-entering the same information again and again. We also use cookies to check that you are authorised to use our services.

Disabling cookies will also prevent the use of the following website services:

  • Social media buttons on our blogs allow you to share content on social media. These buttons link to social network sites, such as Twitter, and enable the use of some functions of their sites directly on our website. For more information on how Twitter collects, process and uses these data, please refer to the data protection guidelines published by  Twitter or click the following links to find out more about your rights and how you can change your data security settings.
  • We are constantly testing and optimising our website in order to offer you the best possible user experience. This may include so-called A-B testing whereby we show different users slightly different versions of a website in order to establish which version works best.
  • You can also log in to our customer portal via Facebook and Twitter. While this service also needs cookies to work properly it is only relevant if you log into our customer portal (for publishers / for advertisers) via your social network account.
  • We use Google Analytics to help us understand how you make use of our content and work out how we can improve things. The cookies tell us where visitors to our website have come from, which browser they are using, which country they are in and whether they are using a computer or mobile device.
  • If you want to prevent Google collecting and processing your data when using the website, simply click the following link to download the opt‑out plug‑in for your browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
  • We may also use eTracker in order to understand how our website visitors come across our website and interface and how they interact with them, for example, which browser they use, the country from which users visit the website or if they use the site from a mobile device or a computer.

    You can also prevent eTracker from collecting and processing data by choosing an opt-out for the following platforms:

    www.affili.net
    advertiser.affili.net
    publisher.affili.net

How can I delete and/or block cookies?

Change the settings of your browser. Click the following link below for detailed instructions on how to do this: AboutCookies.org. However, please bear in mind that deleting cookies will restrict the functionality of our website, particularly in the login areas.

Cookies that are used for login and social login of the affilinet portal and dropped during navigation of login areas

Cookie name

Cookie lifespan

Cookie category

Description

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session

Mandatory

Used to identify the user during the current session so that it is not necessary to repeatedly re-enter log-in information

affilinetPublisher LoginInformation

1 day

Mandatory

Used to identify the publisher account used by the user during the previous log-in

affili

90 days

Performance

affilinet uses this cookie to optimise internal order processing

Facebook cookies

(_e_1MLe_0, act, c_user, datr, fr, lsd, lu, reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref, wd, xs, locale)

 

Functional

These cookies are set by Facebook so that you can log into our platform via your Facebook account. For more information, click here

Twitter cookies (k, guest_id, original_referer, _twitter_sess, auth_token, auth_token_session, auth_token, secure_session, twid, twll, dnt, remember_checked, _twitter_sess)

 

Functional

These cookies are set by Twitter, not by affilinet, so that you can log into our platform via your Twitter account. For more information, click here

cp_session, cp_ profile

Session

Performance

Our CRM system (RightNow) sets these cookies when you use our support portal

APSSESSIONID QSTBSCTS

Session

Mandatory

Serves to constantly identify the user during the current session, is deleted as soon as the browser is closed

affilinetAdvertiser Login Information_v5 nrxnvohpg0 wgtqennrebbw

1 day

Mandatory

Used to identify the advertiser account used by the user during the previous log-in

.ASPXAUTH

Session

Mandatory

Serves to check whether a user has the correct authorisation

Google Analytics cookies (_utmz, _utma, _utmc, _utmb)

 

Performance

Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners (in this case - affilinet), understand how visitors engage and interact with their website and use their services. For more information, click here

     

Disable Google Analytics

eTracker   Performance

eTracker is a tool that helps website owners (in this case - affilinet), understand how visitors engage and interact with their website and use their services. For more information, visit eTracker.

     

Disable eTracker for:

www.affili.net
advertiser.affili.net
publisher.affili.net

Cookies that are dropped when using social sharing options on our blogs (affilinet-inside.de and .com)

Cookie name

Cookie lifespan

Cookie category

Description

Google Analytics Cookies (_utmz, _utma, _utmc, _utmb)

 

Performance

Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners (in this case - affilinet) understand how visitors engage and interact with their website and use their services. For more information, click here

     

Disable Google Analytics

Facebook cookies

 

Functional

See above

Twitter cookies

 

Functional

See above

Disqus cookies

 

Functional

All cookies are set by Disqus, not by affilinet, so that you can comment on our posts. For more information, click here

Scorecard Research Cookies by comScore

 

Functional

Comscore provide affilinet with analytical information about our website visitors. ComScore collect data on the traffic and engagement for the site to provide affilinet with a competitive context of their performance versus the market. These data are then used for sales pitches, editorial, strategy, business development and product development. For more information, click here

     

Disable Scorecard Research cookies

Cookies dropped when navigating our website or blog

Cookie name

Cookie lifespan

Cookie category

Description

Google Analytics Cookies (_utmz, _utma, _utmc, _utmb)

 

Performance

Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners (in this case - affilinet), understand how visitors engage and interact with their website and use their services. For more information, click here

     

Disable Google Analytics

Twitter cookies

 

Functional

See above

Disqus cookies

 

Functional

All cookies are set by Disqus, not by affilinet, so that you can comment on our posts. For more information, click here

affilinet cookies (AcceptsCookie)

365 days

Functional

These two cookies are required to store the permission obtained from visitors to set cookies

Where can I find out more about data protection regulations and cookies?

Europe:

    IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Europe: "What are cookies and how do they work?" (http://goo.gl/pdBQh)
    IAB Europe: "All about cookies" (http://goo.gl/Jy8N1)
    affilinet publication: "Understanding & Complying with the EU's ePrivacy Directive"
    affilinet publication: "affilinet tracking cookies – deep dive"

United Kingdom:

    ICC UK (International Centre of Commerce) "Cookie Guide" (http://goo.gl/lRBQL)
    IAB UK: "Performance Marketing & Cookies explained" (http://goo.gl/ho7M4)

The Netherlands:

    SOLV Advocates: "Cookies under Control" (http://goo.gl/PLCRj)

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