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Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on STREAM.JW.ORG

Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on STREAM.JW.ORG

There are various types of cookies that perform different functions and generally improve your experience on the website. Below are examples of our use of cookies and similar technologies.

Name of Cookie(s)

Purpose

Duration *

Type

sessionstream

Helps us identify authenticated users.

5 hours

Strictly Necessary

XSRF-TOKEN

Provides protection against cross-site request forgery attacks.

5 hours

Strictly Necessary

_pk_id.${rand}.${rand}, pk_ref.${rand}.${rand}, _pk_ses.${rand}.${rand}

Used to collect information about how a person uses the site. This information is used to compile reports and improve the site. This information includes the person’s username as well as the type of browser and device a person is using, where he is visiting from, how many times he has visited the site or used a feature, and how long he interacts with specific features of the site.

1 year

Analytical

ngStorage-language

Allows a person to be directed to the site language he previously selected on https://stream.jw.org/.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

pusherTransportEncrypted

Allows a person to receive real-time notifications when using the site.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

branches

Allows an administrator to manage content on the site for other offices.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

member

Used to cache information about the user in his browser so that it can be displayed in the user interface without making additional requests to retrieve the information repeatedly.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ngStorage-username

Allows a person to have his username automatically appear on the Log In page when he returns to the site. This feature is enabled only when a person chooses to enable it.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ngStorage-token

Allows a person to open channels he has previously opened by means of an invitation.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

ngStorage-viewType

Allows a person to automatically have a web page load in either “list view” or “grid view”, depending on the view he chose previously.

Indefinite (local storage)

Functionality

See also Cookies and Similar Technologies Used by Several of Our Websites.

^ par. 6 When duration is defined as “Indefinite (local storage)”, this indicates that the data is stored in the browser’s storage engine rather than as a cookie. Data stored in this way is retained indefinitely unless the user clears the storage on his browser.