2090948 - Recruiting Marketing- What cookies are used in RMK career sites

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2090948 - Recruiting Marketing- What cookies are used in RMK career sites

Symptom

What are cookies?
What cookies are used in RMK?

Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Marketing

Resolution

Cookies Overview 

  • Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
     
  • Think of a cookie as an identification card that's uniquely yours. Its job is to notify the site when you've returned. While it is possible to misuse a cookie in cases where there is personal data in it, cookies by themselves are not malicious.
     
  • Many websites use cookies. Cookies tell us how often you visit pages, which helps us learn what information interests you. In this way, we can give you more of the content you like and less of the content you don't.
     
  • Cookies let you store preferences and user names, register products and services, and personalize pages. But if you never register or leave personal information at a site, then the server only knows that someone with your cookie has returned to the website. It doesn't know anything else.

Cookie Overview for RMK

  •  Clients have an option to present users with a cookie opt-in policy via the TC User Session Type choices in Command Centre under Site Setup Settings. 

1.     Cookie Session w/Remember Me option: The session is managed with cookies. Allows the user to choose whether the cookies will be permanent cookies or temporary cookies by checking a "Remember Me" box

2.     Cookie Session Temporary: expiring cookies . The session is managed with cookies that will expire when the user's browser is closed.

3.     Cookie Session Permanent: non expiring cookies. The session is managed with cookies that will never expire, keeping the user permanently logged in with the browser they are using.

4.     Server Session: The session is managed with server-side session variables. No login cookies are set, and the user's session expires when the browser is closed. (This is the recommended type)

  • The table shows the types of cookies and their duration in the RMK career sites.
Name Description Type Duration How to Disable and Impact if Disabled
rmk0 The user's encrypted email address, if known. Initially created whenever a new user visits an RMK site and a session is created. Updated when the user provides us with an email address. If SSL mode is turned on for entire site, cookie is sent from the browser to the server using a secure protocol, e.g. SSL. Persistent or Session If Persistent, then it doesn't expire. If Session, then when session ends. Disable through browsers or computer configurations. User will not be able to log in
rmk1 The encrypted ID of the user if one exists. Initially created whenever a new user visits a RMK site and a session is created. Updated when the user logs in or becomes a member and is assigned a user ID. IF SSL mode is turned on for the entire site, cookie is sent from the browser to the server using a secure protocol, e.g. SSL Persistent or Session If Persistent, then it doesn't expire. If Session, then when session ends. Disable through browsers or computer configurations. User will not be able to log in
rmk4 Whether or not to prefill the Subscribe box with the user's e-mail address, in order to avoid the user having to re-enter their e-mail address. Initially created whenever a new user visits a RMK site and a session is created. Updated when the user modifies their remember me preference. If SSL mode is turned on for entire site, cookie is sent from the browser to the server using a secure protocol, e.g. SSL Persistent or Session If Persistent, then it doesn't expire. If Session, then when session ends. Disable through browsers or computer configurations. Prefilling email address would not work.
rmk12 A number that indicates if the user has acknowledged the cookies policy banner. If the cookie is not set, then the banner may be presented. If the cookie is set and its value is 1, the banner may be suppressed. This cookie will persist across user sessions, no matter which type of cookies are enabled sitewide. Created as a persistent cookie when the user acknowledges the cookies policy banner by either viewing the cookies policy or choose to dismiss the banner. Persistent or Session If Persistent, then it doesn't expire. If Session, then when session ends. Disable through browsers or computer configurations. User will keep seeing the cookie banner
JSESSIONID Single cookie placed on the users device during their session so the server can identify the user. This replaces the RMK0, RMK1 and RMK4 cookies when the site is configured to use Server Session Cookies. Created as a session cookie whenever a new user visits a RMK site. The value is not updated unless the current session ends, in which case a completely new JSESSIONID cookie is set. Server Session When the browser session ends Disable through browsers or computer configurations. User will not be able to log in


See Also

For more information please refer to the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Marketing Implementation Guide found on https://help.sap.com/viewer/index

Keywords

KBA , LOD-SF-RMK-COR , RMK Core Platform , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions