ForeSee Hosted Code - Security & Reliability
All ACS client code is hosted in our high-availability CDN, backed by Fastly. Their customers include the likes of Twitter, Guardian UK, GitHub, AddThis, Wikia, Shazam, Wanelo, and Yammer. By partnering with a recognized industry-leader, we’re able to provide microsecond time-to-first-byte times.
In addition to being on a robust network, we’ve also adopted an architecture that minimizes the potential impact of an outage of our resources on your website. ACS gateway code is inserted asynchronously onto the page, meaning that even if the origin server was unreachable or slow, this would have zero impact on page performance. In other words, even in the unlikely worst-case scenario where ACS content is temporarily unreachable, this will have virtually no impact on your website other than not providing the ACS features during the outage.
3rd Party Cookies
ACS uses what are called 3rd party cookies to keep track of users across their experience. Cookies are just text files that reside on the browser of the visitor to the website. The difference between 1st and 3rd party cookies is who has the right to access the information inside the cookie. A 1st party cookie can only be read by the owner of the site who created it. A 3rd party cookie can only be read by the external vendor who has a presence on the site. Since ACS is an external vendor, our cookies are defined as 3rd party.
In situations where clients cannot allow 3rd party cookies on their sites, they do have the option of hosting the code themselves, and using only 1st party cookies. Ask your ACS representative to learn more about this option.
Use of JSON
For pages on your site that use SSL encryption, ACS provides end-to-end 128-bit encryption of all hosted resources using TLS 1.2.
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