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- Statistics (measuring website usage)
- Disabling / enabling cookies in your browser
|Cookie name||What it does||When it expires|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is used by the PHP web server to identify the unique browsing session. It is required for Forms to work. Contains the unique ID for the browsing session.||when the user closes the browser|
|APP_LANG||Language cookie that keeps information of user’s system language. Contains environment variable with the user's system language||after 24 hours|
|CAPITACONNECT||This cookie stores information about the user opening the CAPITA portal. Contains variable information about the user opening the CAPITA portal.||after one hour|
|AchieveFormsRedirectLink||Cookie that keeps the redirect link after email verification.||after 24 hours|
|PETITIONS_LANG||The language cookie stores information about the user's selected language.||after 24 hours|
|X-FS-IAFID||Cookie that keeps AFID for the authenticated CSA by session id||after one hour|
|firmstep2server||Used to direct your request to the appropriate server. No personal information is stored.||when the user closes the browser|
|firmstep2session||A unique identifier given to you for the duration of your site visit. It is used to ensure that you and only you are shown information relevant to you. It contains no personally identifiable information, but is temporarily linked to your user account when you log in.||when the user closes the browser|
|support_login||Cookie that keeps information if a support login was enabled||after one year|
|Cookie name||What it does||When it expires|
|__unam||Google analytics cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors clickstream activity. Contains: pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page. The ShareThis service personally identifies you only if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given your consent.||three years after the last browsing session|
|__utma||Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.||two years after the last browsing session|
|__utmb||Google analytics cookie in connection with __utmc, this cookie can provide information on how long the user was on the website. Contains timestamp of when the user visited the website.||30 minutes after the last browsing session|
|__utmc||Google analytics cookie in connection with __utmb, this cookie can provide information on how long the user was on the website. Contains timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site||when the user closes the browser|
|__utmz||Google analytics cookie contains information on the visitor traffic source that explains how the user reached the site. Contains information on search engines and the entered search terms, or where the IP address of the visitor is located.||six months after the last browsing session|
|_gat||This external Google Analytics cookie is used by Google Analytics to monitor the query rate against your own servers. This cookie file helps Monsanto identify areas of the site that need improvement. Cookie does not allow Monsanto to identify you personally because no information or personal information is tracked.||after the last browsing session|
|_gid||Google Universal Analytics cookie. Stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. Used to distinguish users.||after 24 hours|
|_ga||Google analytics cookie. This is set by the google analytics software to track navigation and application usage. The ID is used only to identify the session for the statistics and is completely anonymous.||two years after the last browsing session|
|localtime||Keeps information about the user's local time.||after two minutes|
|SESSIONCHECK||Cookie that keeps encrypted information about session id (a unique number that a website's server assigns a specific user for the duration of that user's visit).||after the last browsing session|
|AWSELB||Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancer. Used to direct your request to the appropriate server. No personal information is contained or used.||after seven days|
|SESSfsauthsession||This cookie is used by the web server software to identify the unique browsing session. A similar function to PHPSESSID, but for a different part of the server. It contains the same information as PHPSESSID. It is required for Forms to work.||when the user closes the browser|
|_lastlogin||It's used to keep track of usage and to manage caching. Contains the epoch number of the last login.||when the user closes the browser|
|signed_sid||Sets permanent cookie to indicate a petition has already been signed on the user’s computer.||never|
|confirmed_||Sets permanent cookie to indicate this user's email address is now confirmed||never|
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