|Video Cloud||Legacy Studio||Express I, Express II, Express III, Professional, Enterprise|
This topic describes the cookies used in connection with Video Cloud Smart Players and describes how to disable the cookies, should you wish to do so.
When you use FMS streaming or progressive download to deliver videos (not Akamai HD streaming, Akamai uses its own bandwidth detection), 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 FMS streaming and progressive download deliveries
The cookie that detects bandwidth is enabled by default. To disable, or re-enable this cookie see Disabling Video Cloud Player Cookies below.
Video Cloud player cookies are enabled by default although you can disable the bandwidth detection cookie 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:
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, see Disabling Video Cloud Cookies on a Per User Basis.
If you would like to be kept updated on changes made to this page by Brightcove, you may wish to utilize a third-party web page monitoring service such as changedetection.com.
This document was last updated on 24 November 2015. Please contact Support if you need additional information on cookies.