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Data Protection Notice: Use of Cookies On Our Site


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For more information on the cookies used on our site, please see below.

Cookies used by Mind Tools

Cookie Area within MindTools.com Purpose of Cookie
Mind Tools Stores
xid /store To record the unique selections of a user when browsing the Store. We record a numeric Visitor ID.
store_language /store To set the users preferred language when browsing the Store.
RefererCookie /store To record the origin of an affiliate referral in the Store.
affnum Stores at /cgi-bin/sgx2/ To record the origin of an affiliate referral in the Store. A value of 10000 is set if there is no affiliate referral.
Mind Tools Club/Connect
amember_nr /community To authenticate and securely sign-in a user to the Mind Tools Club.
_amember_rp /community To authenticate and securely sign-in a user to the Mind Tools Club.
_amember_ru /community To authenticate and securely sign-in a user to the Mind Tools Club.
mplp_section /community To register the current skill group the user has opened in the Personal Learning Plan.
PHPSESSID /community Identifies user's Club member and product ID.
accordion_tab_to_show /community To record the open panel last visited for certain page layouts.
tab_to_show /community To record the inner panel last visited for certain page layouts.
Mind Tools Club Forum
phpbb3_2fxnk_k Club Forum PHPBB Forums
phpbb3_2fxnk_sid Club Forum PHPBB Forums
phpbb3_2fxnk_u Club Forum PHPBB Forums
phpbb2mysl_data Club Forum PHPBB Forums
phpbb2mysql_sid Club Forum PHPBB Forums
Mind Tools Public Area
popupcount Public Area To record how many popups, on an anonymous basis, have been displayed.
pagecount Public Area To record how many pages a visitor, on an anonymous basis, views of the website.
suppsubs Public Area To control suppression of the interstitial inviting the user to sign up for the Mind Tools newsletter.
status Public Area To control suppression of the interstitial inviting the user to sign up for the Mind Tools newsletter.
corpTracking Public Area – Corporate Microsite To track where users who visit the Corporate section of the Mind Tools website come from (e.g. click through from a Newsletter, or click from a banner or text advert).
lmsHome Public Area – Corporate Microsite To identify which variant of the Corporate home page to display to a user, based on the advert that a user has clicked on.
plp_public Public Area To store the resource ids for My Learning Plan.

3rd Party Cookies

Twitter Add-in
pid Public Area To allow a user to easily connect to Twitter from the Mind Tools website. More information >>.
LinkedIn Add-in
X-LI-IDC Public Area To allow a user to easily connect to LinkedIn from the Mind Tools website.
More information >>
Google
_ga All Areas To allow recording of website usage and behavior. More information >>.
_utma All Areas To allow recording of website usage and behavior. More information >>.
_utmb All Areas To allow recording of website usage and behavior. More information >>.
_utmc All Areas To allow recording of website usage and behavior. More information >>.
_utmz All Areas To allow recording of website usage and behavior. More information >>.
ShareThis
_unam Home page and Newsletter pages To allow recording of website usage and behavior. More information >>.
BrowseAloud
rwebooks-VARIOUS All Areas To enable accessibility functionality. More information >>.


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