When you visit the Web Site, Corbis sends your computer a number of cookies, which are small files that reside on your computer's hard drive and contain non-personally identifiable information about the user. Cookies only identify the user's computer. Cookies allow Corbis to make its Web Site more useful by storing information about your preferences. For example, Corbis will send your computer a cookie to maintain default settings such as your language preference. You can set your browser's options not to accept cookies, but this may prevent you from accessing all of the features of the Web Site.


Corbis uses a third party to assist in managing the licensing of our images. This third party uses clear GIFs, a tiny 1x1 pixel GIF, to digitally watermark our images, in both a visible and invisible manner. When you purchase a licensed image from us, the visible watermark is then removed from the image, however, in certain lower resolution images, an invisible watermark may remain, allowing Corbis and the third party to track certain usage of such images on the Internet.


Our website uses two types of cookies, ‘analytical’ and ‘advertising’ cookies. The analytical cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors as well as measure how they behave on our website. This helps us to improve website usability, for example helping users to find images they are looking for quickly or simplifying the checkout experience.


Advertising cookies allow us to deliver ads to you based on your previous interactions online, such as visits to our websites or applications. For example, someone who viewed one of our websites may later receive ads from Corbis about specials offers we are running.


We use "pixel tags" (also called "web beacons" or "clear gifs"), which are tiny graphic images, on our websites and in our emails. Pixel tags help us analyze our customers' online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our websites and our advertising. We work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information.


Pixel tags on our sites may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the sites. This information may include your computer's Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited immediately before coming to our site. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.


Pixel tags and cookies in our emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from us. We also work with third-party companies, including Google, that use tracking technologies to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to our websites and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. If you would like more information about this practice or to opt out of having your information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

We may combine the information we collect through cookies and pixel tags with other information we have collected from you. This information may be used to improve our websites, to personalize your online experience, to tailor our communications with you, to determine the effectiveness of our advertising, and for other internal business purposes.

Cookies Used by Corbis Brand Web Sites

Below is information on the cookies that may be created on your computer when you visit a Corbis brand Web Site, with links to relevant resources containing further information about specific cookies and policies of any Third Party Providers.

Cookie Name Purpose More Info
AddThis xtc
This is one of the services we use to provide social media sharing functionality. These cookies provide analytical information about where and how often our content is shared using Addthis. They also allow Addthis to customize their buttons to our usage patterns. Addthis cookies also generate data for Addthis to provide you advertising across the internet more relevant to you. Click here for an overview of privacy at AddThis
Adnxs sess
This is another cookie created by the AddThis plugin to assist with their user analytics and advertising performance management. http://www.appnexus.com/platform-policy
Amadesa mack
Stores the id of the optimization and the version that was selected for the user, stores the list of Amadesa platform segment id's for the users as an integer ID, and the expiration dates of the cookie. Click here for an overview of privacy at Amadesa
AudienceScience netid01
A random, unique non-identifying ID Click here for an overview of privacy at AudienceScience
Contains a string with the user’s segment membership based on historic information.
Encoded string containing a user’s segment membership information, including the last updated timestamp.
Encoded string containing a user’s aggregated behaviors (page views to a category).
rsi_us* and rsipus
User state cookie that tracks events or other important information like conversions.
Encoded string containing non-AudienceScience specific behaviors such as IP properties or demographic data.
A random, unique non-identifying ID.
wlrc, wlrc-*
Contains encoded adserver recommendation data.
A random, unique non-identifying ID, used for frequency capping.
Contains frequency capping data.
Contains click and conversion data.
Tracks real-time segments the user currently belongs to.
To provide Commission Junction with information for the purpose of paying third-parties commissions when an Internet user clicks on a link, creates a lead, or makes a purchase on an advertiser's Web site.
Commission Junction commission-junction.com
To provide Commission Junction with information for the purpose of paying third-parties commissions when an Internet user clicks on a link, creates a lead, or makes a purchase on an advertiser's Web site. Click here for an overview of privacy at Commission Junction
Corbis Contributor Gateway XPORTALAUTHV2
Maintains the user’s authentication information.
Stores how many products to show per page.
Tracks the user's upload mode for the Contributor Gateway website.
Tracks the user's display selections.
Used for Contributors who have multiple upload profiles.
Corbis Images c_a
These cookies are used to remember a visitor's basic preferences when they visit our Web Site, such as the display preferences for the Lightbox, Search and Order History pages, pricing preferences, selected Web Site language, logged in status, etc.
Google AdWords conversion
Google uses cookies to help businesses that buy ads from Google determine how many people who click their ads end up purchasing their products. The conversion tracking cookie is set on your browser only when you click an ad delivered by Google where the advertiser has opted in to conversion tracking. These cookies expire within 30 days and do not contain information that can identify you personally. If this cookie has not yet expired when you visit certain pages of the advertiser’s Web Site, Google and the advertiser will be able to tell that you clicked the ad and proceeded to that page. Each advertiser gets a different cookie, so no cookie can be tracked across advertiser Web Sites. If you want to disable conversion tracking cookies, you can set your browser to block cookies from the googleadservices.com domain. Additionally, due to the current lack of per-domain cookie settings in iOS and Android mobile browsers, you must disable all cookies in order to opt out of mobile conversion tracking. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Google Analytics __utma
This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to our site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits our site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session within our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when you pause on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.
This cookie stores the type of referral you came to our site from, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation.
The __utmv cookie passes the information to create a custom user segment.
This cookie is used by Web Site Optimizer and only set when the Web Site Optimizer tracking code is installed and correctly configured for your pages. When the optimizer script executes, this cookie stores the variation this visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so the visitor has a consistent experience on our site. See the Web Site Optimizer Help Center for more information.
Cookie that helps determine if the current session is active.
Google Content Network test_cookie
Google uses the DoubleClick cookie on AdSense sites, partner sites and certain Google services to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to you. When you visit a Web Site, view an ad, or click an ad supported by Google’s advertising services, we may set a cookie on your browser. This advertising cookie will appear in your browser as coming from the domain “doubleclick.net.” Click here for an overview of privacy at the Google Content Network.
LinkTrust lttc6_ 134842
The cookie is used to collect anonymous transport information about the visitor in order to give credit to the publisher in the event that the visitor converts into a payable action on a campaign. Click here for an overview of LinkTrust
Many of our Web Sites’ functions rely on a scripting language called JavaServer Pages (JSP). This cookie is required for correct operation of the Web Site.
media6degrees.com vstcnt
Part of the AddThis application and collects behavioral information. http://media6degrees.com/info/privacy-policy/
Microsoft ASP.net ASP.NET_SessionId
A cookie that ASP.NET uses to store a unique identifier for your session. The session cookie is not persisted on your hard disk. http://www.asp.net/privacy-highlights
Session cookie that is used as part of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural framework. The session cookie is not persisted on your hard disk.
MS AdCenter muid
Microsoft User Identifier, used on all Microsoft properties. Click here for an overview of privacy at MS AdCenter
Bing Search Identifier, used only on bing.com.
Passport Identifier, available after a user logs in with a Windows Live ID.
Used to track the pages you view and links you click when using Microsoft’s and its advertising partners’ Web sites and services, the search terms you enter when using Microsoft’s Internet search services, such as Bing, characteristics of the contacts you most frequently interact with through Microsoft’s communications or social networking services, such as Messenger, demographic or interest data, including any you may have provided when creating a Windows Live ID (e.g. age, ZIP or postal code, gender), a general geographic location derived from your IP address, and/or demographic or interest data acquired from other companies (such as the population or other characteristics of the area where you live).
Twitter k
These cookies are set by Twitter when we display the latest Tweets on our Web Site. http://twitter.com/privacy
Veer VT
Used to identify anonymous users and maintains information about the user’s IP, browser, previous page, and preferred languages.
Stores the user’s locale and is used to maintain the correct localization for that user.
Stores the user’s preferences for the site, such as: search results per page, search filter settings, payment info, etc.
Maintains the user’s authentication information.
Stores user preferences regarding Fonts and Albums.
Tracks user's purchase history and other historical information.
xgraph.net _xgcid
Cookie created by the AddThis plugin to assist with their user analytics and advertising performance management. http://www.xgraph.com/