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Cookie List

These are cookies stored on your domain

onespot-user-id-timestamp

Purpose OneSpot sets this cookie to record the last time a onespot-user-id-value was refreshed.

The onespot-user-id-timestamp cookie helps OneSpot to determine if OneSpot sh check for a or a new onespot-user-id-value.
Content The onespot-user-id-timestamp cookie contains a timestamp value as shown in the example below

2017-06-14T17:56:26.433Z
Other Attributes Lifetime: the onespot-user-id-timestamp cookie has a time-to-live (TTL) interval of 5 years. The TTL is reset to 5 years upon each user interaction with the website. The cookie expires if a user does not come back to your site within the TTL interval.
onespot-user-id-value
Purpose Helps OneSpot to uniquely identify a user.
Content The onespot-user-id-value cookie contains a Unique User ID (UUID) as shown in the example below:

8566045823604846720
Other Attributes Lifetime: the onespot-user-id-value cookie has a time-to-live (TTL) interval of 5 years. The TTL is reset to 5 years upon each user interaction with the website. The cookie expires if a user does not come back to your site within the TTL interval.
onsite-test-selection-v1
Purpose Allows OneSpot to manage user selection into groups for the purpose of an experiment being conducted.
Content An object describing the user's assigned experiment variables. Example:

{"experimentName":"2017-05-09","regions":{"category-landing":"baseline","article-pages":"baseline"}}
Other Attributes Lifetime: the onsite-test-selection cookie has a time-to-live (TTL) interval of 5 years. The TTL is reset to 5 years upon each user interaction with the website. The cookie expires if a user does not come back to your site within the TTL interval.

onsptses.<id>

Purpose Helps OneSpot to track actions to a particular session.
Content A randomly generated ID.
Other Attributes Lifetime: the onsptses.<id> cookie has a time-to-live (TTL) interval of 30 minutes. The TTL is reset to 30 minutes upon each user interaction with the website. The cookie expires if a user does not come back to your site within the TTL interval.

onsptid.<id>

Purpose Helps OneSpot to uniquely identify a user.
Content A randomly generated ID. For example:

f3ae0470-dbc8-48a6-ada4-f176b7e2ab38.1507224631.4.1509128077.1509119694.1aab5b39-2fed-4593-a36f-cb0b6edd76cb
Other Attributes Lifetime: the onsptid.<id> cookie has a time-to-live (TTL) interval of 10 years. The TTL is reset to 10 years upon each user interaction with the website. The cookie expires if a user does not come back to your site within the TTL interval.
The following cookies are set by our servers on our domains as a result of network calls from our scripts
rec-engine-onsite
Domain api.rec-engine.com
Purpose
  • OneSpot uses a 24 hour session cookie for server session-affinity.
  • The rec-engine-onsite is purely to set a session length for the AWSELB cookie that is used by the OneSpot load balancer to route recommendation requests for the same user to the same server as the previous request.
  • This cookie is only created if you are using OnSite recommendations. If the script is purely a tracking script this cookie will not get set/used.
Content The rec-engine-onsite cookie contains a random identifier for the user/day

0ZJbZCETKEis5MA2OfFGCg
Other Attributes Lifetime: the rec-engine-onsite cookie has a time-to-live (TTL) interval of 24 hours. The TTL is reset to 24 hours upon each user interaction with the website. The cookie expires if a user does not come back to your site within the TTL interval.
AWSELB
Domain api.rec-engine.com
Purpose
  • Amazon Web Services uses a 24 hour session cookie for server session-affinity.
  • The AWSELB cookie helps OneSpot route recommendation requests from the users browser to the same server that served the last recommendation request. This makes sure that the server that returns recommendations has the most up-to-date copy of user history.
  • This cookie is only created if you are using OnSite recommendations. If the script is purely a tracking script this cookie will not get set/used.
Content
Other Attributes Lifetime: the rec-engine-onsite cookie has a time-to-live (TTL) interval of 24 hours. The TTL is reset to 24 hours upon each user interaction with the website. The cookie expires if a user does not come back to your site within the TTL interval.
osid
Domain .os-data.com
Purpose This contains the OneSpot network ID (cross-domain) for the user
Content An anonymous, randomly assigned identifier for the user. For example:

6515a08a-4121-4584-92d7-f5096834f372
Other Attributes Lifetime: the osid cookie has a time-to-live (TTL) interval of 10 years. The TTL is reset upon each user interaction with the website. The cookie expires if a user does not come back to your site within the TTL interval.
The following are services that our scripts use that read cookies that are set on their domains. These cookies are not controlled by OneSpot

AppNexus

Domain .adnxs.com
Cookies
  • uuid2 (90 days)
  • sess (48 hours)
  • anj (90 days)
Purpose For retrieving an AppNexus user ID, which allows OneSpot to connect user behavioral history when purchasing advertising through the AppNexus exchange. This cookie is set/accessed through a cookie sync redirect