Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering preference settings). More detailed information about cookies can be found by searching the Internet using the search term "browser cookies".
Most of the cookies stored by ping.com are essential to the Site and enable you to move around it and to use its services and features. These absolutely necessary cookies are used to provide you with the correct localized product information for your country or geographic region.
Visitors who join The PING Locker Room (lockerroom.ping.com) receive an additional essential cookie that uniquely identifies their account, and is used to link personalized features such as club registration, tracking golf stats, etc.
Other non-essential cookies are used for analytics, which enables us to track usage of the Site, and for debugging, which helps us improve the performance and reliability of the Site. These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.
PING uses Google Analytics to count the number of site visitors, page views, and collect other aggregate statistics about site usage. You can find out more about these cookies and how to disable them at http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
The ping.com website also incorporates widgets hosted by popular social networking sites, such as Facebook and Pinterest, which are not affiliated with ping.com. Members of these social networks can access additional functionality provided through these networks when logged in to their account, and additional cookies may be stored independently by these sites.
|ASP.NET_SessionId||A cookie stored by PING's application server to maintain the ASP.NET session, i.e. the connection between the browser and the server. This cookie expires when you close your browser window.|
|ecm||A cookie stored by PING's Content Management System which is used to deliver the requested localized content and permit authenticated users to update the site content. This cookies expires after one year.|
|ektGUID||An encrypted cookie stored by PING's Content Management System and used to uniquely identify a visitor. This cookie expires after one year.|
|__utm*||Cookies with names beginning with "__utm" are stored by Google Analytics to track site visitors. PING uses Google Analytics to count the number of site visitors, page views, and collect other aggregate statistics about site usage.|
|cookiesAccepted||Stored by PING to "remember" that the visitor has agreed to accept cookies, this cookie contains the date of acceptance and expires after one year.|
|selectedLanguage||Stored by PING to "remember" the currently selected language, this cookie contains the numeric Microsoft Locale ID for the language and expires after one year.|
|calloutLangCode||Stored by PING to "remember" the currently selected region, this cookie contains the numeric Microsoft Locale ID and expires after one year.|
|viewFullSite||Stored by PING to "remember" which version of the site (Flash or HTML) the visitor prefers to view on a mobile device that supports Flash. This cookie expires after one year.|
|pageHistory||Stored by PING, this cookie stores the URL and query parameters of each page visited for the purpose of providing debugging information. If the visitor encounters an error, the error details and page history are logged so that the cause of the error can be determined. This cookie expires when you close your browser.|
|rememberMe||When logging in to the PING Locker Room, a member can tell the site to "remember" their email address so they don't need to type it in each time they log in. This cookie stores the user's preference - not their email address - and expires after 90 days.|
|userId||When a visitor joins The PING Locker Room, they receive a unique identifier that "connects" them to their clubs, stats, friends, and other personalized features. This cookie expires after one day.|
|If the member has elected to be "remembered" the next time they visit The Locker Room, this cookie stores their email address. It is used to populate the email address field in the log-in form, but the member still needs to enter their password. Like the "rememberMe" cookie, this cookie expires after 90 days.|
|underAge||Stored by PING to "remember" when a visitor who is not of legal age attempts to join The PING Locker Room. This cookie also blocks further attempts to join and expires after one year.|