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Welcome to the Syncsort Privacy Policy.

Last update: May 19, 2018

What does this Privacy Policy Cover?

Syncsort and its Affiliates respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your Personal Data. At Syncsort, we want to be transparent with you about how we collect and use your Personal Data in making available the websites displayed at www.Syncsort.com and www.Syncsort.jp (collectively, the “Site”) and the various products and associated services provided by Syncsort and its Affiliates (“Products”), as well as other Personal Data we might collect offline. We also want to make sure you know about your data privacy rights and how the law protects you.

With that in mind, this Privacy Policy is designed to describe:

  • Who we are and how to contact us.
  • Your rights relating to your Personal Data.
  • Marketing communications preferences.
  • What Personal Data we collect.
  • How we use your Personal Data and why.
  • What happens when you do not provide necessary Personal Data?
  • Personal Data from Third Party Sources.
  • Who we share your Personal Data with.
  • How we keep your Personal Data secure.
  • How long we store your Personal Data.
  • Our policy on children.
  • Third party links.
  • How we use cookies and other tracking or profiling technologies.

This Privacy Policy aims to give you information on how Syncsort collects and processes your Personal Data through your use of the Site and our Products for our own purposes (i.e., where we are a Controller). It is intended to meet our duties as a Controller of Transparency under European data protection legislation known as the “GDPR” or “General Data Protection Regulation”. This Privacy Policy does not describe how we process Personal Data on our customer’s or any other person’s instructions (i.e., where we act as a Processor).

We will post any modifications or changes to this Privacy Policy on this page.

Who we are and how to contact us.

Who we are

When we refer to “Syncsort and its Affiliates”, we are referring to a wider group of different legal entities. Details of both Syncsort and those of its Affiliates that process your Personal Data as Controllers and to whom this Privacy Policy applies are listed at: Legal Entities.

This Privacy Policy is issued on behalf of Syncsort and its Affiliates listed from time to time at the link shown above, so when we mention “Syncsort”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy, we are referring to the relevant company(ies) in the list above who are responsible for processing your Personal Data for its own purposes (i.e., the Controller of that Personal Data).

We will let you know which entity(ies) within the list of Syncsort and its Affiliates is the Controller(s) (for the purposes of the GDPR) of your Personal Data if you ask us to give you this information by contacting us at the details below.

How to contact us

To make dealing with Syncsort and its Affiliates as easy as possible for you, we have created a centralised privacy‑related email address for all the entities to whom this Privacy Policy applies: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contacting us at this email address is the quickest and most efficient method of addressing any issues you may have relating to this Privacy Policy or Syncsort’s and/or its Affiliates’ processing of your Personal Data.

Our EU Representative

As Syncsort and a number of its Affiliates are not themselves established in the European Union, we have appointed a centralised representative based in the United Kingdom, who you may address to raise any issues or queries you may have relating to our processing of your Personal Data and/or this Privacy Policy more generally.

Our EU representative is: Syncsort Limited. Our EU representative can be contacted directly by emailing them at the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Your rights relating to your Personal Data.

Your rights in connection with Personal Data

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your Personal Data. This enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the Personal Data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your Personal Data. This right exists where we are relying on a Legitimate Interest as the legal basis for our processing and there is something about your particular situation, which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of Personal Data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your Personal Data.  We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Withdraw consent. This right only exists where we are relying on consent to process your Personal Data (“Consent Withdrawal”).  

How to exercise your rights

If you want to exercise any of the rights described above (except Consent Withdrawal, on which see below), please contact us using the contact details shown here Who We Are and How to Contact Us.

We rely on our Legitimate Interests as the legal basis for the processing of your Personal Data that is involved in sending you marketing communications (see here How we use your Personal Data and why) for more information on this processing activity). If you wish to exercise your right to object to the processing of your Personal Data for this purpose, you may do so by following the opt-out processes outlined here Marketing communications preferences. Following your exercise of your right to object, we will promptly cease processing your Personal Data for the purpose of sending you marketing communications.

Typically, you will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights outlined above). However, except in relation to Consent Withdrawal, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive, or, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

Complaints

If you would like to make a complaint regarding this Privacy Policy or our practices in relation to your Personal Data, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will reply to your complaint as soon as we can.

If you feel that your complaint has not been adequately resolved, please note that the GDPR gives you the right to contact your local data protection supervisory authority.

Marketing communications preferences.

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by:

  • clicking the “Update your email preferences or unsubscribe” link in the footer of any marketing communications we may send you to update your preferences accordingly; and/or
  • Contacting us at any time using the contact details shown here Who We Are and How to Contact Us.

Where you opt-out of receiving these marketing messages, this opt-out will not apply to service-related communications (and any processing of your Personal Data involved in sending such communications). As examples, these service-related communications may include: emails we may have to send you relating to the management of your account for the Site, your use of the Products, updates to this Privacy Policy, etc.

What Personal Data we collect.

All the Personal Data we collect, both from you and from third parties about you, is outlined in the table below.

Before you read that table, it might be useful to explain what “Personal Data” is. The GDPR definition of Personal Data can be found here. Essentially, it boils down to: information about an individual, from which that individual is either directly identified or can be identified. 

It does not include ‘anonymous data’ (i.e., information where the identity of individual has been permanently removed).

However, it does include ‘indirect identifiers’ or ‘pseudonymous data’ (i.e., information which alone doesn’t identify an individual but, when combined with certain additional and reasonably accessible information, could be attributed to a particular person).

Category of Personal Data collected

What this means

Identity Data  

First name, last name, job title, job function, employer, marital status and gender (inferred from your title), contact type (e.g., we would take a note of whether you are a technical support, sales or other contact) username or similar identifier.

Contact Data

Business phone number, mobile phone number, home phone number, business facsimile number, business email address, personal email address, alternate email address, business mailing address, zip code or similar, state/province, country.

Marketing and Communications Data

Your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences, including your preferred language for such communications.

Behavioural Data

Inferred or assumed information relating to your behaviour and interests, based on your online activity. This may include information on whether you have filled out a form on our Site, whether you have downloaded assets (e.g., whitepapers, ebooks, solution sheets, case studies) from our Site, your activity related to emails we send you (such as ‘opens’, ‘clicks’, and ‘unsubscribes’), your website visit activity (pages visited, including pages on third party websites other than the Site and Products), and your event-related activity (e.g., whether you’ve attended any trade shows or webinars we’ve sponsored, hosted or otherwise been involved in).

Technical Data

Internet protocol (IP) address, your login data (including user identification and password), browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our Site and use the Products.

 

Aggregated Data

We also collect, use and share “Aggregated Data” such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your Personal Data, but once in aggregated form it will not constitute considered Personal Data for the purposes of the GDPR as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Behavioural Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific feature of the Site or our Products. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your Personal Data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as Personal Data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

No Special Categories of Personal Data

We do not collect any “Special Categories of Personal Data” about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences. 

How we use your Personal Data and why.

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it as listed below, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.

If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will update this Privacy Policy and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

What is our “legal basis” for processing your Personal Data? 

In respect of each of the purposes for which we use your Personal Data, the GDPR requires us to ensure that we have a “legal basis” for that use. Most commonly, we will rely on one of the following legal bases:

  • Where we need to perform a contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you (“Contractual Necessity”).
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests (“Legitimate Interests”). More detail about the specific legitimate interests pursued in respect of each Purpose we use your Personal Data for is set out in the table below.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation (“Compliance with Law”).

We have set out below, in a table format, the legal bases we rely on in respect of the relevant Purposes for which we use your Personal Data.

Purpose

Category(ies) of Personal Data involved

Why do we do this

Our legal basis for this use of data

Account Creation

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Technical Data

To register you as a new customer, partner/reseller or service provider.

Contractual Necessity.

Rights Protection

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

To ensure that those people who use and access our Products are properly entitled to do so and are not misusing, infringing or misappropriating our (or our licensors’) intellectual property rights (or any other rights we may have) in or to the Products.

To manage Product licenses, license keys, access to Products and updates or support, and for similar purposes.

  • Necessary for our legitimate interests or those of our licensors.
  • We and our licensors both have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our rights are properly protected and our contractual agreements are being complied with.

Security

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data 

To keep our Site, our Products and associated systems operational and secure.

  • Necessary for our legitimate interests.
  • We have a legitimate interest in ensuring the ongoing security and proper operation of our Site and Products, together with associated IT services and networks. This may include ensuring that we are protected from automated spamming, crawling, scraping, denial-of-service attacks and similar operations.

Responding to Requests

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data

To respond to inbound requests from you. This will occur in circumstances where you request:

  • a member of our sales or other team contact you (e.g., when you fill out a form on our Site);
  • request a demonstration of our Products;
  • support or services; or
  • a free trial of our Products.
  • Contractual Necessity.

Site-related communications and notifications

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data

To provide information and updates regarding our Site. This will occur in circumstances where:

  • a member of our support team, services team or another team contacts you regarding a Site-related, security, or similar notification;
  • to communicate a change or update to the Site or its functionality; or
  • to provide other Site‑specific support or services and/or related information.
  • Contractual Necessity.

Product-related communications and notifications

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data

To provide information and updates regarding our Products. This will occur in circumstances where:

  • a member of our support team, services team or another team contacts you regarding a Product‑related, security, or similar notification;
  • to communicate a change or update to any Product(s) or its functionality;
  • to manage Product licenses and/or license keys; or
  • to provide other Product‑specific support or services and/or related information.
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests.
  • We have a legitimate interest in communicating with relevant individuals about our Products to ensure that they are used and/or are able to be used appropriately and in accordance with our relevant contractual commitments.

Marketing

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

To keep you informed about new products, features and services and/or new educational content. In certain circumstances, this may involve sharing your Personal Data with our Marketing Partners (see here Who we share your Personal Data with for more information).

  • Necessary for our legitimate interests.
  • We have a legitimate interest in providing you with updates about our Site and Products, and related information or offers where you have purchased or shown interest in similar products or services from us and our partners.

Marketing Segmentation and Information

  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

To infer what company you work for and other information about you.

  • Necessary for our legitimate interests.
  • We have a legitimate interest in growing our business by informing our sales and marketing strategy with information about visitors to our Site.

What happens when you do not provide necessary Personal Data?

Where we need to process your Personal Data either to comply with law, or to perform the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you.  For example, we may not be able to provide you with the functionalities of the Site (e.g., setting up your account) or we may not be able to respond to or fulfil a request you make of us (e.g., for a demonstration of the Products).

In this case, we may have to stop you from using our Site or Products but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

Personal Data from Third Party Sources.

In addition to the Personal Data that we collect directly from you (as described in the section immediately above this one), we also collect certain of your Personal Data from third party sources. These sources are broken down in the table below, together with a description of whether they are publicly available or not.

Third party data source

Publicly available

Category(ies) or other types of personal data received

Social Media sites

Yes

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data 

Affiliates (e.g., one entity amongst Syncsort and its Affiliates may receive Personal Data from others)

No

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

Partners/Resellers and Customers

No

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data

Marketing Vendors and Partners (e.g., Event Organizers, Content Syndication Vendors, Sponsored Content with industry publications).

No

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

Market Researchers (e.g., third parties we engage to conduct research on a market topic to develop analysis or guide our marketing approach)

No

  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

Who we share your Personal Data with.

The table below describes who we share your Personal Data with, what we share and why we share it.

Recipients

Category(ies) of Personal Data we share.

Status of recipient

Why we share it

Location(s)

Affiliates (e.g., one entity amongst Syncsort and its Affiliates may share Personal Data with others)

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data 
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

Controllers and/or our Processors

Our affiliates help us provide our Products and help manage our customer relationships (including providing customer support, customer liaison, etc.), as well as administrative support (including Finance, IT, HR, Legal, Operations, and other management services/oversight, such as sales and partner management and marketing, etc.).

Partners and Resellers

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data 
  • Behavioural Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Technical Data

Controllers and/or our Processors

Our Partners and Resellers help us provide our Products and related services (including support, software delivery and installation), as well as marketing of our Products and providing customer feedback.

  • Both within and outside Europe.

Service Providers (e.g., our hosting provider, CRM and marketing tool providers, our accounting and financial service providers)

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data 
  • Technical Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data

Our Processors

Our service providers provide us with IT, software, content, applications and solutions management, hosting, system administration, management, project‑related, marketing, customer feedback, and other services.

  • Both within and outside Europe.

Consultants and advisers

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

Our Processors

Our attorneys, bankers, accountants, auditors, insurers, consultants and other advisors who provide us with their respective services may need to receive certain elements of your Personal Data to do so.

  • Both within and outside Europe.

Marketing Partners (e.g., our referral, reseller, OEM and other partners)

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data 
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

Controllers

In certain circumstances we may co-host, co-sponsor or otherwise be involved in marketing programs (such as trade shows webinars or other events) with our partners. In these circumstances, we may share your Personal Data relevant to the applicable program such partners. 

We will only share your Personal Data for this purpose with your consent.

  • Both within and outside Europe.

Partners in corporate transactions

  • Identity Data
  • Contact Data
  • Marketing and Communications Data
  • Behavioural Data
  • Technical Data

Controllers

We may disclose Personal Data to third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge all or any parts of our business or our assets. If we undergo a change like this to our business, then the new owners may use your Personal Data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Policy.

  • Both within and outside Europe.

Data transfers

As you can see from the above, we share your Personal Data with both internal parties (i.e., amongst Syncsort and its Affiliates) and external third parties who are based outside the European Economic Area (“Europe”). Any processing of your Personal Data by these parties will involve an export of your Personal Data outside of Europe where they receive your Personal Data from one of Syncsort’s Affiliates within Europe.

We endeavour to ensure that people to whom we provide Personal Data hold it subject to appropriate safeguards and controls. Whenever we transfer your Personal Data out of Europe, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

Syncsort’s Affiliates who are based outside Europe

As you will note from the introduction to this Privacy Policy, Syncsort and a large number of its Affiliates are not based in Europe. However, because they target sales of Products at end users who are based in Europe and/or they may monitor the behaviour of individuals based in Europe (as described above Who We Are and How to Contact Us), the GDPR (which is a European piece of data protection legislation) applies directly to those companies.

These non-European companies will (even when they collect your Personal Data directly (i.e., it is not transferred to them by another party inside Europe)) take appropriate steps to ensure that when they process that Personal Data (despite the fact that they are not based in Europe) they do so in accordance with the GDPR. In addition, where they transfer that Personal Data to any of the third parties outlined above, they will also take appropriate steps to ensure that they have implemented appropriate safeguards to ensure that such protection is maintained and is not undermined as a result of that disclosure.

How we keep your Personal Data secure.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your Personal Data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed.

We limit access to your Personal Data to those employees and other staff who have a business need to have such access. All such people are subject to a contractual duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any actual or suspected Personal Data breach. In the event of any such breach, we have systems in place to work with applicable regulators. In addition, in certain circumstances (e.g., where we are legally required to do so) we may notify you of breaches affecting your Personal Data.

How long we store your Personal Data.

We will only retain your Personal Data for so long as we reasonably need to use it for the purposes set out above How we use your Personal Data and why, unless a longer retention period is required by law (for example for regulatory purposes).

The table below shows our standard retention practices:

Category of Personal Data

Retention period

Identity Data

For so long as retention is necessary to fulfil the Purposes for which it is used (see here How we use your Personal Data and why).

Contact Data

For so long as retention is necessary to fulfil the Purposes for which it is used (see here How we use your Personal Data and why).

Behavioural Data

For so long as retention is necessary to fulfil the Purposes for which it is used (see here How we use your Personal Data and why).

Marketing and Communications Data

For so long as retention is necessary to fulfil the Purposes for which it is used (see here How we use your Personal Data and why).

Technical Data

For so long as retention is necessary to fulfil the Purposes for which it is used (see here How we use your Personal Data and why).

Our policy on children.

This Site is not intended for children below 16 and we do not knowingly collect data relating to such children.   

Third party links.

This Site may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share your Personal Data. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our Site, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every site you visit.

How we use cookies & other tracking or profiling technologies.

Cookies

What are cookies?

We may collect information using “cookies”. Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.

We use two broad categories of cookies:

  • first party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device; and
  • third party cookies, which are served by our partners or service providers on our Site.

Cookies we use

Our Site uses the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:

Cookie

Expiry Date

Purpose

Information collected

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session

Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain a user session by the server.

__cfduid

One year from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

Technical Data

CMSCsrfCookie

Session

Used for Cross-Site Forgery Protection, cookie placed by Kentico CMS.

Technical Data

CMSPreferredCulture

One year from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Used to determine culture (language) and deliver appropriate language pages upon return.

Technical Data

Coyote-2-8cef3ec6

Session

Load balancer cookie.

Technical Data

fkUploadHash

Persistent

ASP.net System cookie.

Technical Data

fk-user-610-session-id

Session

ASP.net System cookie.

Technical Data

fk-user-610-visitor-id

Persistent

ASP.net System cookie.

Technical Data

i/adsct

Session

Used by the social networking service, Twitter, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Technical Data

ms_bid

Session

ASP.net System cookie.

Technical Data

ms_fiid

Session

ASP.net System cookie.

Technical Data

ms_session

Session

ASP.net System cookie.

Technical Data

ssmktg

Session

Inferred or assumed information relating to the user’s behaviour and interests, based on the user’s online activity. This may include forms filled out on a website, assets downloaded from a website, email activity (such as opens, clicks, and unsubscribes), website visit activity (pages visited), and event activity.

Technical Data

Lang

Session

Remembers the user's selected language version of a website. LinkedIn cookie.

Technical Data

_dc_gtm_UA-#

Session

Used for Google Tag Manager.

Technical Data

_ga

Session

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Technical Data

_gid

Session

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Technical Data

p.gif

Session

Used by Adobe Typekit to monitor custom font usage.

Technical Data

VisitorStatus

20 Years

Used to collect statistical data on user-defined parameters in Google Analytics.

Technical Data

ads/ga-audiences

Session

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.

Technical Data

ads/user-lists/#

Session

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.

Technical Data

bcookie

2 Years

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Technical Data

BizoID

189 days

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Technical Data

Bscookie

Two years from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Technical Data

c

Session

Used by remarketing service RubiconProject.

Technical Data

Collect

Session

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Technical Data

cookietest3

Session

Used by remarketing service SiteScout.

Technical Data

Eloqua

Two years from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device upon return visits. Used for auto-populating forms and to validate if a certain contact is registered to an email group.

Technical Data

ELQSTATUS

Two years from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Used to auto-populate forms and validate if a given contact has subscribed to an email group. The cookie is only set if the user allows tracking.

Technical Data

guest_id

Two years from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Collects data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalizing and improving the Twitter service.

Technical Data

Id

One year from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

Technical Data

IDE

One year from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

Technical Data

Khaos

One year from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Registers user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

Technical Data

Lidc

Session

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Technical Data

personalization_id

Two years from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Used by the social networking service, Twitter, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Technical Data

PREF

Eight months

Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

Technical Data

put_#

29 Days

Registers user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

Technical Data

rpb

29 Days

Registers user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

Technical Data

rpx

29 Days

Registers user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

Technical Data

ssi

One year from the date on which that cookie was first placed

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

Technical Data

cookietest3

Session

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

Technical Data

UserMatchHistory

179 Days

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Technical Data

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

179 Days

Tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

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YSC

Session

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

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_featurekicker_session

Session

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

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Disabling cookies

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