STXNext Cookies

Everything you need to know about how we deal with cookies. 

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What are "cookies"?

The STX Next website and its subdomains use cookies - small data files (mainly text files) that are stored on your end device. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which they originate, their storage time on the end device and a unique number. They are not used to process or store your personal data. They cannot be used to directly identify you or any other user. They also do not make any configuration changes in the browser or telecommunication devices you use.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • to collect analytical data that help us ensure the website’s operation and understand how you and other users use our website - it allows us to improve website’s structure and content, and finally to better meet your expectations, 
  • to identify your and other users’ sessions to store your preferences, consents etc. so that you do not have to re-enter the same information every time you visit our website, 
  • to determine your and other users’ profiles to display tailored materials in advertising networks, in particular the Google network, Facebook and other partners. 

Types of cookies

Our website uses two basic types of cookies: "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies. Session cookies are temporary files that are stored on your end device until you log out, leave the website or turn off the software (=web browser). Persistent cookies are stored on your end device for the time specified in the cookie parameters or until they are deleted by you.


Web browsers usually allow storing cookies on your end device by default, however if you do not wish to receive cookies, you may change these settings. The web browser allows you to delete cookies, it is also possible to automatically block them by default. Please mind that disabling cookies necessary for authentication processes, security, identifying user preferences may make the use more difficult, and in extreme cases, even prevent the use of the STX Next website.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of external services. Here is a list of cookies used by our website including purposes they serve:


Cookie Description Duration Type
_cfduid The cookie is set by CloudFare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information. 4 weeks Necessary
_cfruid The cookie that controls rate limiting policy, where the user is allowed to send only a certain number of requests to the server in a given time interval. When a request is sent and the rate limit is not reached, the request is processed further. But if the rate limit has been reached, the request is not processed and is terminated. 4 weeks Necessary
hubspotutk This cookie is used by HubSpot to keep track of the visitors to the website. This cookie is passed to Hubspot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. 1 year Analytics
__hstc This cookie is set by Hubspot and is used for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). 1  year Analytics
__hssrc This cookie is set by Hubspot. According to their documentation, whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.
the end of the session
__hssc This cookie is set by HubSpot. The purpose of the cookie is to keep track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp. 30 minutes Functional
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
2 years Analytics
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
1 day Analytics
_gat This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute Performance
_gcl_au This cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website. 90 days Analytics
_utma This cookie is installed by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update Analytics
_utmz This cookie is installed by Google Analytics to store the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set / update Analytics
_hjid This cookie is installed by Hotjar when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.    
_hsid This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. 2 years Advertising
_ssid This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. 2 years Advertising
_fbp This cookie is installed by Facebook to help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising. the end of the session Advertising


How to disable cookies via my browser?

1. Open your browser.
2. Find out where the cookies are stored.

Each browser manages cookies in a different location. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can find them by clicking “Tools,” and then “Internet Options.” From there, select “General” and “Browsing history” and “Settings.” In Chrome, choose “Preferences” from the Chrome menu in the navigation bar, which will display your settings. Then use the “Advanced” option to display “Privacy and security.” From there, open “Content settings” and “Cookies.” In Safari, open Preferences and then select Privacy. 

Disabling all browser cookies could make some websites difficult to navigate. However, settings controlling or limiting third-party and tracking cookies can help protect your privacy.


3. Manage your cookies.

Every browser gives you a range of options for enabling or deleting cookies. Internet Explorer, for instance, allows you to manage cookies under “Privacy” and “Advanced.” In Chrome, find where cookies are stored as outlined above, then select your management options under “Cookies.”

To get more detailed instructions, just contact the support of your browser.