Cookie Policy

Crowdstorm cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is small text file generated by the website you are visiting and then stored on the device you are using (via your browser software) to your hard drive. Each time you visit the site your browser will access the cookie again to help the website function correctly, display/remember relevant content and provide us with the data we need to enable us to operate the website.

The cookies Crowdstorm uses come from both ourselves and third parties to allow us to deliver the best user experience to our visitors. These cookies do not contain sensitive information such as name, address, email address or payment information and they are not personally identifiable.

Cookies on Crowdstorm

There are four types of cookie we use on Crowdstorm, each contributing to the user experience and functionality of the website. We categorise them as such:

Cookie type

Description

Strictly necessary

These are essential cookies required to allow you to move around the site without issue. These cookies make sure that the site functions correctly.

Analytical/performance

There cookies collect usage information on the website, such as pages visited and buttons clicked, along with errors encountered. These cookies do not collect any information that is personally identifiable; they simply collect usage data so we can improve the way the site works.

Functionality

These cookies allow the site to remember certain choices and preferences. This information may sometimes be shared with other websites so you are provided with relevant products and adverts.

Advertising/targeting

These cookies build an anonymous profile of your interests. We use Google AdSense and Google DoubleClick to serve ads that are relevant to your interests, allowing for a more personalised experience when browsing the site. This information is not only used when on our site, but also when you visit other third party websites that use the same cookies to serve interest-based adverts.

Strictly necessary cookies

Our cookies

Cookie name

Description

Duration

PHPSESSID

Allows user session variables to be maintained. Information only used by this website.

Session

COOKIECONSENT

This cookie determines whether to show you the cookie policy modal.

1 year

Third party cookies

Third Party

Cookie Name

Description

Duration

More Information

AWS

AWSELB

This cookie is essential to help ensure the website loads efficiently, by distributing visits across multiple web servers.

Session

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/ ElasticLoadBalancing/ latest/APIReference/ API_CreateAppCookie StickinessPolicy.html

Cloudflare

_cfduid

This cookie is used by the Cloudflare content delivery network for whitelisting specific users from security restrictions

1 year

https://www.cloudflare.com/cookie-policy/

Google

gat_UA-370295-2

This cookie is used to load other scripts and code into a page.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Analytical/performance cookies

Our cookies

Cookie name

Description

Duration

GenieSessionRecorder

This is a general purpose cookie used by Crowdstorm to record a site visitor's traffic source.

30 days

Third party cookies

Third Party

Cookie name

Description

Duration

More Information

Google

_ga

This cookie is used for Google Analytics to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.

2 years

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

6 months

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

_gid

This cookie is used for Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

dc_gtm_UA-370295_2

This cookie allow us to track events and analytics on the website.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

1P_JAR

These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.

2 years

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

__utma

Google Analytics cookie that collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used.

2 years

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

__utmb

Google Analytics cookie that registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

__utmc

Google Analytics cookie that registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

__utmt

Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

__utmz

Google Analytics cookie that collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used.

6 months

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Bing

MUID

This cookie is widely used by Microsoft as a unique user identifier.

1 year

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

MUIDB

This cookie is widely used by Microsoft as a unique user identifier.

1 year

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

uetmsclkid

Ad click information, generated at ad click time and appended to the landing page URL when auto-tagging of Microsoft Click ID is enabled.

90 days

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

MSAnalytics

This cookie is widely used by Microsoft as a unique user identifier.

Max. 45 days

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Functionality cookies

Third party cookies

Third Party

Cookie name

Description

Duration

More Information

DoubleClick

test_cookie

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

Session

https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en

Google

APISID

These cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when visiting your services again. Google will use these cookies to improve your usage experience.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

HSID

These cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when visiting your services again. Google will use these cookies to improve your usage experience.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

NID

These cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when visiting your services again. Google will use these cookies to improve your usage experience.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

SAPISID

These cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when visiting your services again. Google will use these cookies to improve your usage experience.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

SID

These cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when visiting your services again. Google will use these cookies to improve your usage experience.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

SSID

These cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when visiting your services again. Google will use these cookies to improve your usage experience.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies

Third party cookies

Third Party

Cookie name

Description

Duration

More Information

Bing

uetsid_

This cookie is an analytics service that connects data from the Bing advertising network with actions performed on the website. Read Microsoft’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Session

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

SRCHUSR

These cookies track user behaviour through the site & interactions with the Bing Maps API.

2 years

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

BFBN

Unclassified

1 year 1 month

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

_SS

Unclassified

Session

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

_RwBf

Unclassified

1 year 1 month

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

_EDGE_S

Unclassified

Session

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

_EDGE_V

Unclassified

1 year 1 month

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

MSCC

Tracks user behaviour through the site.

1 year 1 month

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

SRCHUID

These cookies track user behaviour through the site & interactions with the Bing Maps API.

2 years

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

SRCHHPGUSR

These cookies track user behaviour through the site and interactions with the Bing Maps API.

3 years

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

Bing

SRCHD

These cookies track user behaviour through the site & interactions with the Bing Maps API.

4 years

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

DoubleClick

DSID

Used by Google DoubleClick for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.

Session

https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en

DoubleClick

IDE

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.

2 years

https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en

DoubleClick

Various

Various ad networks displaying through DoubleClick.

Various

https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en

Google

GoogleAdServingTest

Used to register which ads have been displayed to the user.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

dm_sync

These cookies are used by Google AdSense and other advertisers to identify and target our site for delivering relevant advertising.

Session

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Google

_gads

Used by Google AdSense to register what ads have been displayed to the user.

2 years

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Quantcast

__qca

Collects anonymous data on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content.

1 year

https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/

Quantcast

mc

Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads.

1 year 1 month

https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/

How to manage cookies

Whilst we believe the best user experience for our visitors is one that allows us to display relevant adverts and content in a non-intrusive manner, we also believe the decision should be yours. You are able to make the decision on which cookies you would like to be served for to offer this experience, so we have included links in the tables above to our providers’ websites and policies whilst below you will find links to browser help pages that provide information on cookie management. Please note some features of the site may not work correctly if certain cookies are disabled.

To find out more about cookies you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Contact us

If you have any questions or complaints regarding this policy or our cookies in general, please email us at [email protected]crowdstorm.co.uk.