The following table describes the cookies used in Kentico, and lists the level of each cookie:
Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor.
Keeps the user session ID for security reasons.
Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery.
Note: The Level of CMSCsrfCookie was changed to System in hotfix 9.0.44 (to avoid errors for users who disable all cookies). In older versions, the cookie has the Essential level.
Stores the visitor's preferred content culture.
Indicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of the website by the Mobile device redirection web part.
Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows.
Live ID authentication cookie.
Keeps a list of Question-Answer forum posts in which the user user voted for an answer to prevent repeated votes.
Keeps a list of polls where the user voted to prevent repeated votes.
Keeps a list of pages that the user rated to prevent repeated votes.
Indicates that the visitor has switched to the desktop (default) version of the website from a specific device profile.
|Stores the user's encrypted authentication ticket when using forms authentication.|
Stores the preferred UI culture of the user.
Stores the user's current view mode (Edit, Preview, Design, etc.).
User's custom word dictionary kept by the spell checker.
Remembers the user's setting of the Web part content checkbox on the Design tab (for example in the Pages application).
Remembers the user's setting of the Web part content check box on the Design tab of UI elements.
|CMSMacroDesignerTab||Editor||Remembers the last active tab of the Edit macro condition dialog.|
|CMSSplitMode||Editor||Remembers the state of the language version split-view mode when editing multilingual websites.|
|CMSPreviewState||Editor||Stores the user's latest page design preview preferences.|
Remembers the last active tab of the Properties section in the Pages application.
Remembers the last active tab of the View section in the Preview mode of the Pages application.
Remembers the last active tab of the Validation section in the Preview mode of the Pages application.
Stores the selected web part category on the web part toolbar.
Remembers if the user minimized the web part toolbar on the Design tab.
Stores the selected device profile when editing pages.
|CMSCurrentDeviceProfileRotate||Editor||Remembers whether the device preview uses the landscape or portrait view.|
|CMSUniGraph||Editor||Stores the user's Snap to grid preference in the advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.|
|CMSSessionToken||Editor||Stores the token used by the web service that provides the advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.|
|ABSelectorState<ABtestname>||Editor||Stores the state of the selectors on AB test overview page.|
Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics.
|Source||Visitor||Stores the channel which the user came from (e.g., email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).|
Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor.
Stores the URL referrer from which the user arrives on the website.
Stores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website.
Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor.Stores the name of the page variant assigned to the visitor, the list of performed conversions and information whether visitor is included in A/B testing specified by an A/B test.
Stores the combination of variants assigned to the visitor by an MVT test. Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor.
Stores the currently selected MVT combination for editors in the administration interface.
Stores a GUID reference to the user's. Allows the system to recover the shopping cart for unregistered customers, even after it is cleared from the cache (for example after an application restart).
Body element class to provide accessibility standards.
|Stores the current step of Wizard layout web parts.|
Stores the login state for the Chat application (indicates if the user is in the online state).
Indicates if the user is logged in to the support chat.
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|Stores bindings between groups of chat web parts and chat rooms (for a specific window or tab).|
|Remembers if the Automatically initiated chat web part was shown to the user (prevents multiple chat initiation messages).|
|Indicates that the user was kicked from the specified chat room (and is not allowed to return).|
|StrandsSBS_*||Visitor||Used by the Strands Recommender solely for its own purposes. The cookies are managed on the Strands side.|
|CMSStrandsTrackEvent_*||Visitor||Stores persistent HTTP context after a page is reloaded. Used for tracking of shopping cart events.|
|__openid_selector_*||Visitor||Stores OpenId user identification for authentication purposes.|
Third party cookies
|Third party||Cookie level||Notes|
All (by default)
Social media integration web parts use the corresponding social media's cookies.
If social media web parts are not displayed on your pages, lower the default social media cookie level using this web.config key.
Example - Settings social media cookie level to "Visitor"
|-||CKEditor cookies may be stored for users working with the WYSIWYG editor.|
|51D||All||Used when the system is configured for 51degrees.mobi mobile device detection.|