BC Cookies - Quick reference

This document outlines all cookies used on Business Catalyst sites. Last updated 27/8/2012

The cookies used can be categorized as follows:

  • Required - These cookies are necessary for site functionality and cannot be disabled
  • Performance and tracking - These cookies can be disabled

See Allow site visitors to disable cookies .

Required cookies

Path Secure Expires (UTC) Name Sample Content Purpose
CaseRetrieve.aspx.vb
CatalogueRetrieve.aspx.vb
CustomContentProcess.aspx.vb
CustomContentRetrieve.aspx.vb
FavoriteProcess.aspx.vb
FileRetrieveExternal.aspx.vb
FormProcess.aspx.vb
FormProcessv2.aspx.vb
ForumEditor.aspx.vb
ForumRetrieve.aspx.vb
LogOutProcess.aspx.vb
MemberProcess.aspx.vb
OrderRetrievev2.aspx.vb
PaymentProcess.aspx.vb
PaymentProcessCardia.aspx.vb
PaymentProcessDIBS.aspx.vb
PaymentProcessDPS.aspx.vb
PaymentProcessGoogle.aspx.vb
PaymentProcessHPay.aspx.vb
PaymentProcessValitor.aspx.vb
ProductRetrieve.aspx.vb
RatingProcess.aspx.vb
ReferAFriendProcess.aspx.vb
RSSRetrieve.aspx.vb
ZoneProcess.aspx.vb
No Usually is set to one year, but in some places the expiration date for this cookie is not set, and it this case it will last for a duration of a session (30 minutes) VID{0} - siteID number (eg. 4236234) EntityID cookie - identifies logged in users in SecureZones.
CampaignProcess.aspx.vb
LogOutProcess.aspx.vb
OrderRetrievev2.aspx.vb
ZoneProcess.aspx.vb
No Usually is set to one year, but in some places the expiration date for this cookie is not set, and it this case it will last for a duration of a session (30 minutes) VSV{0} - siteID bgkzg4451y4eeaugwepnddam It is used in conjunction with the VID cookie to keep track of logged in entity. It helps to identify the secure zone where the entity is logged in.
(It is actually the ASP.NET_SessionId associated to a logged in entity (VID) for a secure zone)
CatalogueRetrieve.aspx.vb
OrderRetrievev2.aspx.vb
No Default session timeout (30 minutes) SelectedRateKey alpha numeric It holds the selected shipping options for some shipping providers.
CatalogueRetrieve.aspx.vb
OrderRetrievev2.aspx.vb
No Default session timeout (30 minutes) CartID 8b95def4-d102-4908-870d-4a414ba79702 Keeps track of current shopping cart
all pages No Default session timeout (30 minutes) ASP.NET_SessionId fgthhi4451y4eeaugsrtyu43e System session cookie
Ap.aspx.vb No It is not seen by the user (it is set in a page which makes a redirect to another page were it is removed) CHANNEL_AFFILIATE 1 Used for affiliate programs.
FB/Authorize.aspx.vb
FB/Login.aspx.vb
No Default session timeout (30 minutes) FBKEY alpha numeric string Used for login into secure zones with Facebook account
FB/Authorize.aspx.vb
FB/Login.aspx.vb
No Default session timeout (30 minutes) FBRURL http://www.mysite.com/FB/LinkToContact.aspx Used for login into secure zones with Facebook account. Return URL from FB
FB/LinkToContact.aspx.vb No Default session timeout (30 minutes) AuthProcessUrl http://www.mysite.com/ZoneProcess.aspx?ZoneID=.. Process FB User login authorization in our system.
It is used when the user authenticates with success in Facebook and he is redirected back to our system.
FB/LinkToContact.aspx.vb No Default session timeout (30 minutes) SNU 0 or 1 Flag with specify if the user will be automatically subscribed to a secure zone when it comes back from Facebook authentication.
FB/LinkToContact.aspx.vb No Default session timeout (30 minutes) ZID 4236234 Holds the zone id were the user needs to be logged in when it comes backs from Facebook authentication.
FB/LinkToContact.aspx.vb No Default session timeout (30 minutes) PID 4231438 Holds the page id of pager were the user needs to be redirected when it comes backs from Facebook authentication.

Performance and tracking cookies

Path Secure Expires (UTC) Name Sample Content Purpose
CampaignProcess.aspx.vb No It is not seen by the user (it is set in a page which makes a redirect to another page were it is removed) CHANNEL_CAMPAIGN 1 Used for analyzing clicks in emails
OrderRetrievev2.aspx.vb
ZoneProcess.aspx.vb
No 30 minutes VISID{0} - siteId d5c520ef-cf07-412e-a56d-d2872e419ff9#www.mysite.com#28.06.2012 12:20:58.381 This track visit session identifier which is used to aggregate page usages. It is actually used in all front end pages
OrderRetrievev2.aspx.vb
ZoneProcess.aspx.vb
No 30 minutes ANONID{0} - siteId 53f46c5e-f285-4ff9-abad-af1009382bc6 Usually is used in conjunction with VISID cookie for the same purpose
OrderRetrievev2.aspx.vb
ZoneProcess.aspx.vb
No 30 minutes ANONID_FS{0} -siteId 27.06.2012 15:05:51.364 ANONID_FS hold only the creation date of the ANONID cookie.
all pages No N.A. visitorDeviceClass desktop, tablet, phone, etc. Identifies if the visitor uses a tablet/iPhone/Desktop to display the dedicated layout of the site