This article describes the cookies used in connection with Brightcove's out-of-the-box Video Cloud players and describes how to disable the cookies, should you wish to do so.
Video Cloud players use a cookie to identify unique and new viewers of your videos and report the number of each of these viewer types in the Analytics module of the Studio. If your viewers block this cookie, Video Cloud will use an alternate means to identify unique and new viewers, however, these alternate means do not report as precise a number of unique and new viewers as does the use of this cookie. When this cookie is disabled, all functionality associated with this cookie is also disabled.
|_tmid||Identifies unique viewers and new viewers||scanscout.com||one year|
The video analytics cookie is enabled by default when Video Cloud Analytics is enabled; to disable or re-enable Video Cloud Analytics, see Disabling Video Cloud Player Analytics Cookies below.
When you use FMS Steaming or Progressive Download to deliver videos (not Akamai HD streaming), Video Cloud Flash players use a cookie to detect the initial bandwidth of a viewer's computer or device. This cookie helps to significantly improve initial rendition selection. If you disable this cookie, Video Cloud will still detect bandwidth by using the Brightcove Bootloader swf. Without the cookie, this must be done on each player load, consuming more bandwidth and possibly resulting in a poorer quality initial rendition.
If, in addition to disabling the bandwidth detection cookie, you add the parameter
<param name="useClientSideBandwidthDetection" value="false" to the player publishing code, bandwidth detection will be disabled completely.
|BC_BANDWIDTH||Detects initial bandwidth capability
for progressive download deliveries
The cookie that detects bandwidth is enabled by default; to disable, or re-enable this cookie see Disabling Video Cloud Player Analytics Cookies below.
|AkamaiAnalytics_BrowserSessionId||Stores the ID for a visit||host||current session|
|AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitMetricsCsv||Stores visit-related metrics
as a CSV
|AkamaiAnalyticsDO_bitRateBucketsCsv||Stores required information
to compute bitrate data for the visit
|AkamaiAnalytics_VisitCookie||Stores information about the
number of tabs currently open
|AkamaiAnalytics_VisitLastCloseTime||Stores the time when the browser was last closed||host||current session|
|AkamaiAnalytics_VisitIsPlaying||Stores information about
streams playing in any tabs
|clientLastPTimes||Stores the epoch times of the Play beacon||host||current session|
|clientLastHTimes||Stores the epoch times of the Heartbeat beacon||host||current session|
|AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitStartTime||Stores visit start time||host||Current session|
|Akamai_AnalyticsMetrics_clientId||Stores unique ID||host||1 year|
These video quality analytics cookies are enabled by default; to disable or re-enable these cookies, see Disabling Video Cloud Player Analytics Cookies below.
Video Cloud player analytics cookies are enabled by default. You may elect to disable all viewer analytics cookies, the bandwidth detection cookie, or all video analytics cookies from the Account Settings page of the Studio. You must have Administrator privileges to access this area of the Studio.
To disable Video Cloud player cookies, on the Video Cloud Studio Home page, click the Account Settings link at the top right, under the navigation bar.
To re-enable Video Cloud cookies, return to the Account Settings pages where you disabled the cookies, and select Enable.
The cookies described on this page may also be configured on a per user basis using the embed code or the API. For further information, please visit this topic.
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This document was last updated on 11 March 2013. Please contact Support if you need additional information on cookies.