Version 1.2 - updated 24th March, 2022
1. What are cookies?
Many online service providers use ‘cookies’ to provide reporting information and help with online advertising. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either ’persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies.
- A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and remains valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date.
- A session cookie expires at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies don’t typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
2. Cookies that we use on the Dash site
The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories:
The below list details cookies used in our website.
|__cf_bm||hubspot.com||Used to distinguish between humans and bots. This helps us make accurate reports on the use of the website.||1 day
|__cfruid||dash.app||This is part of the services provided by Cloudflare. It includes load-balancing, deliverance of website content and serving DNS connection for website operators.||Session|
|_GRECAPTCHA||google.com||We use this cookie to distinguish between humans and bots on the website. This is helps us make valid reports on the use of the website.||179 days|
|CookieConsent||dash.app||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.||1 year|
|embed/v3/counters.gif||forms.hsforms.com||Used to implement forms on the website.||Session|
|embed/v3/counters.gif||perf.hsforms.com||Used to implement forms on the website.||Session|
|rc::a||google.com||We use this cookie to distinguish between humans and bots on the website. This is helps us make valid reports on the use of the website.||Persistent|
|rc::b||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session|
|rc::c||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session|
|_ga||giphy.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years|
|_gat||giphy.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||1 day|
|_gid||giphy.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 day|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||session|
|__ptq.gif||hubspot.com||Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session|
|ads/ga-audiences||google.com||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.||Session|
|giphyPingbackId||giphy.com||Enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.||Session|
3. Cookies used by our service providers
Analytics and performance
Marketing and advertising
- Google Ads: The advertising includes the display of adverts across Google properties and partner sites across the web. This includes ‘remarketing’ adverts based on your past visits to our website. We use first and third-party cookies to inform and serve ads based on your visits to our website and report on ad services and interactions with our site. If you would like to opt out of these Google cookies, you can do so here.
4. Managing cookies on your browser
Most browsers allow you to decline accepting cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary between different browsers, and versions of said browsers. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.