OpenText Core Share Website Cookie Information



On 25 May 2011, Directive 2009/136/EC, (the "Cookies Directive"), which amends Directive 2002/58/EC, came into force in the European Union (EU).


Among other things, this Directive states that "the storing of information or the gaining of access to information already stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed on condition that the subscriber or user concernfed has given his or her consent, having been provided with clear and comprehensive information".


This document contains a description of the cookies used on (the "Website"). You can manage these cookies through your web browser setting or through this site’s cookie preference settings.


Our Website is evolving as we continue to take steps to implement the relevant measures set out in the Cookies Directive. Consequently, this web page and the information here will be reviewed and updated from time to time.


What are cookies and why do we use cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or mobile phone ("device") when you visit our Website. Cookies may collect information relating to your use of our Website, information about your device such as IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you reached the Website through a third party website, which third party website directed you to the Website.


When you re-visit our Website, cookies allow our Website to recognise you, remember your preferences and tailor your use of the Website. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our Website and help us to provide you with a better user experience.


Cookies are referred to as either "session" or "persistent" cookies, depending on how long they are used for:


  1. Session cookies only last for the duration your online session and disappear from your device when you close your browser. Session cookies are not stored on the hard drive of your device.
  2. Persistent cookies are stored on the hard drive of your device after the browser has been closed and last until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. Persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.


Cookies used on this Website

Below, you will find a list cookies created and read when browsing the OpenText Website. We have grouped these cookies based on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) cookie guide and local laws and guidance, which currently identifies four categories:


1.  Strictly necessary cookies

2.  Performance cookies

3.  Functionality cookies

4.  Targeting or advertising cookies


Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are those whose storage is necessary to provide the services explicitly requested. For example, we use them to remember you as having logged into this Website, enabling the transmission of communication, as well as other Website applications you have requested.


These cookies are "strictly necessary" to provide services "explicitly requested" by you; allowing these cookies is a condition of using this Website.


The following strictly necessary cookies are used by our Website:


Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies – First Party


sails.sid: This cookie is used to identify and store the session of the visitor that is logged in. Required to identify requests from the same user during a limited time window as a session, when using an application.


Category 2: Performance Cookies

Performance cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. We use performance cookies to collect information about how visitors use our Website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous; the information these cookies collect is only used to improve how our Website works.


Category 3: Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies remember choices you make and are used to improve your experience.


We use functionality cookies to track user visit data in pseudonymised form, unless a visitor provides us their personal data through creating a profile.


The following functionality cookies are used by our Website:


Category 3: Functionality Cookies – First Party


This cookie is used to determine if the OpenText Core Share site has been logged into before. If the visitor is an OpenText Core Share user, the page will redirect the visitor to the login area for more efficient access.


Category 4: Targeting Cookies


Targeting cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. Targeting cookies to allow you to easily link to social sites like Facebook. This information about your activity could be used to target advertising.


Third party cookies

When you browse our Website some cookies may be set by third parties, over which we have no control. When you visit a page with embedded third party content, the service provider may set their own cookies on your device. You may also encounter third party cookies resulting from our use of third party services, which help us monitor traffic on our Website. We do not control the use of these cookies and you should refer to the relevant third party websites for more information.


How can I manage or disable cookies?


There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies. Your browser settings should allow you to accept or reject cookies and you can set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie.


You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Most browsers will have a help feature or menu that will tell you how to delete or disable cookies. You can also delete similar data used by browser add-ons by changing the settings of your add-on or visiting manufacturer's website.


Please be aware that if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely it may affect the way our Website operates and you may not be able to use certain features of our Website.


Instructions on how to manage your cookies in your browser settings


Internet Explorer:

  • Click the "Tools" button, and then click "Internet options".
  • Click the "Privacy" tab, and then "Advanced",
  • Select "Override automatic cookie handling"
  • Select "Block" in the list "third-parties cookies"



  • Click the menu button and choose "Options".
  • Select the "Privacy panel".
  • Set Firefox will: to "Use custom settings for history".
  • Check mark "Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies", and uncheck it to disable them
  • Please check the procedural steps with screenshots here:



  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Select "Settings".
  • Click "Show advanced settings".
  • In the "Privacy" section, click the "Content settings button".
  • In the "Cookies" section, select "Block cookies by default"
  • Please check here:



Choose "Preferences" from Safari menu / "Confidentiality" near to "Block cookies and other website data" and select the option "Third parties and advertisers". It might be the default setting.


Other means to manage your settings


You can also opt out of any third party cookies by visiting or


Another way to opt out is to use a Google browser plugin:


If you wish to opt-out of Google Advertising, you may visit and under “Ads on Google” and/or under “Google Ads Across the Web”, and click the “Opt out” link.



Google analytics:

If you do not want your usage of our Services to be analysed by Google, you can disable Google Analytics by using an add-on in your internet browser. You can download and install the add-on at:


Further Reading


Information about cookies

For more information on the EU Cookie Directive, visit Cookiepedia at

Useful information about the technical aspects of cookies can be found at:


Behavioural advertising and online privacy

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:




Please contact:


Other Policies


Below, you will find links to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy


Privacy Policy


Terms of Service


Acceptable Use Policy



Last updated: 1 July 2016