Cookie policy

Introduction

Nearform Limited (“we“, “us“, “our“) respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Cookies Notice (together with our [Website Privacy Statement](https://www.nearform.com/privacy-policy/)), sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us through the use of our website. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding how we treat your personal data.

We may change this Cookies Notice from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

What Are Cookies

Cookies are small files that store information on your hard drive or browser which means that the website can recognise that you have visited before. Cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences on the website, and, by seeing how you use the website, we can tailor the website around your preferences and measure its usability.

Cookies come in many forms, that include:

First and Third-Party Cookies: whether a cookie is first-party or third-party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user (i.e. the Nearform website). Third-Party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent Cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period specified in the cookie. They activate each time that the user visits the website that created that cookie.

Session Cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are automatically deleted.

What Do We Use Cookies For

We may collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. We use this information for system administration, to help us provide a better service, to record session information and/or to assist you in browsing the website. This may in some instances only be statistical data about how you browse our website.

For the same reasons, we may obtain information about your usage of the website by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information

that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies help us to improve the website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:

* estimate usage numbers and patterns;

* store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the website according to your individual interests;

* speed up your searches; and

* recognise you when you return to the website.

Which Cookies Do We Use

Following are the cookies we use on the website:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Host Cookie Name Description LifeSpan
www.nearform.com OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by the website using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice. It enables the website to not show the message more than once to a user. This cookie does not use any personal information. 364 days
www.nearform.com OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the different categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the user’s browser when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. 364 days

Performance Cookies

Host Cookie Name Description LifeSpan
nearform.com _gid This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to store information on how visitors use our website. It helps in creating an analytics report of the performance of the website. 1 day
nearform.com _ga This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly-generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request of the site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports. 730 days
nearform.com __hstc This cookie is used for tracking visitors for website analytics and studying the overall performance of the website. 390 days
nearform.com _hssc This cookie keeps track of sessions and is used to determine if Hubspot should increment the session and the timestamps in the hstc cookie. 0 days

only during session
nearform.com __hssrc This cookie is set whenever Hubspot changes the session cookie to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. 0 days

only during session
nearform.com _gclxxxx This Google conversion tracking cookie allows Nearform to count the number of visits and traffic sources so that our team may be able to measure and improve the performance of our website. 89 days

Functional Cookies

Host Cookie Name Description LifeSpan
nearform.com hubspotutk This cookie keeps track of a visitor’s identity that is submitted on the website in a form. It is then passed to HubSpot and is used to de-duplicate contacts. 390 days
github.com logged_in This cookie is owned by Github and it signals Github once a user has already logged in. 365 days
spotify.com sp_t This cookie is set by Spotify to implement audio content from Spotify on the website and also registers information on user interaction related to the audio content. Nearform also shares some podcasts that are hosted by Spotify. 364 days
github.com \gh\sess This cookie is used for a temporary application and framework state between pages, for example, what step the user is on in a multiple step form. 0 days

only during session
vimeo.com vuid This cookie is used to store a user’s usage history. 729 days
spotify.com sp_landing This cookie is used to implement audio content from Spotify on the Nearform website. 0 days

only during session
github.com _octo This cookie is used for session management including caching of dynamic content, conditional feature access, support request metadata, and first-party analytics. 365 days
vimeo.com player Google Analytics cookie deployed by Vimeo which is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. As such, this cookie for the Vimeo player assists in the player’s performance/uptime monitoring and placement on
websites.
364 days

Targeting Cookies

Host Cookie Name Description LifeSpan
nearform.com \gat\gtag_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This cookie is used for and by Google Analytics to track and restrict certain data transfers. 0 days

only during session
nearform.com _fbp This cookie is used by Nearform and Facebook to distinguish and keep track of its unique users so that Nearform and Facebook may be able to deliver advertisements accordingly. The series of advertisement products includes real-time bidding from third-party advertisers. 89 days
hubspot.com \cf_bm This is a CloudFoundry cookie set by HubSpot CDN provider for bot protection. It does not track users and is used to protect Nearform’s website from bad bots. 0 days

only during session
www.google.com _GRECAPTCHA This cookie is associated with reCaptcha and is a functional cookie used to prevent spam. reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis. 179 days
youtube.com YSC This cookie is owned by YouTube and is used to collect user data through videos embedded in the Nearform websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google (YouTube’s owner) services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 0 days

only during session
youtube.com CONSENT This cookie collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 5936 days
youtube.com VISITOR\INFO1\LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track the viewing of videos on the Nearform website. 180 days
linkedin.com lang This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a visitor. 0 days

only during session
twitter.com personalization_id This domain is owned by Twitter and is used as a tool for Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third-party host, it
collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations that are primarily used for tracking and targeting.
729 days
nearform.com messagesUtk The messagesUTK cookie is used by HubSpot to store a visitor’s chat history. 390 days
cdpn.io __cfruid This cookie is associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to identify trusted web traffic. 0 days

only during session
loremflickr.com PHPSESSID The embedded content from this cookie is associated with PHP sessions. PHP sessions rely on a cookie containing a session key. Your session data is stored only on your server, but a unique ID is assigned to each session and that ID gets saved in the cookie on Nearform’s website. 0 days

only during session
doubleclick.net test_cookie This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Google’s real-time bidding advertising exchange. 0 days

only during session
linkedin.com lissc This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third-party host where website owners have placed one of its content-sharing buttons on their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. 365 days
youtube.com GPS This YouTube cookie collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google
services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
1 day
hsleadflows.net __cfduid This domain is owned by HubSpot to create Lead Flows for marketing and sales purposes. 30 days
doubleclick.net IDE This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Google’s real-time bidding advertising exchange. 390 days
hubspot.com \cf\bm The \cf\bm cookie is a cookie necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management is currently in private beta. As part of its bot management service, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. It is a CloudFoundry cookie. 30 minutes

Miscellaneous Cookies

Host Cookie Name Description LifeSpan
www.nearform.com ppwp\wp\session This cookie is necessary for the Profile Press plugin on WordPress. It helps determine if users are logged in and grants permission to them accordingly. 0 days

only during session
nearform.com _clsk This cookie is used by Microsoft Clarity to store and combine pageviews by a user into a single session recording. 0 days

only during session
nearform.com _clck This cookie is used by Microsoft Clarity to store a unique user ID. 364 days
twitch.tv server\session\id The server\session\id cookie is a performance cookie that registers which twitch server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience. 0 days

only during session
twitch.tv unique\id\durable This cookie registers whether the user is logged into twitch. This allows the website owner to make parts of the website inaccessible, based on the user’s log-in status. 394 days
twitch.tv unique_id This cookie preserves twitch user states across page requests. 394 days
codepen.io cp_session This cookie registers user behaviour and navigation on the website, and any interaction with active campaigns. This is used for optimising advertisements and for efficient retargeting. 29 days
codepen.io \cf_bm This cookie is necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of its bot management service, this
cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. This is a CloudFoundry cookie.
0 days

only during session
www.kickstarter.com _pxhd This cookie is a functional cookie used by kickstarter.com for bot detection and preventing hackers. 364 days
hubspot.com \cf_bm This cookie is necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of its bot management service, this
cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. This is a CloudFoundry cookie.
30 minutes
kickstarter.com \cf_bm This cookie is necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of its bot management service, this
cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. This is a CloudFoundry cookie.
30 minutes
codepen.io __cfruid This cookie is associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to identify trusted web traffic. (0 days) only during session
hs-banner.com _cfduid This cookie collects and anonymizes End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally
identified. The cookie is a session cookie that expires after 30 days. The cfduid cookie does not allow for cross-site tracking, following users from site to site by merging various \cfduid identifiers into a profile or corresponding to any user ID in a Customer’s web application.
(0 days) only during session
codepen.io __cfduid This cookie collects and anonymizes End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally
identified. The cookie is a session cookie that expires after 30 days. This cookie does not allow for cross-site tracking, following users
from site to site by merging various \cfduid identifiers into a profile or corresponding to any user ID in a Customer’s web application.
(0 days) only during session
j.6sc.co _gd############# Collects visitor data related to 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 displaying targeted ads. Persistent

Managing Cookies Usage

Certain cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our website, these are listed above as “Necessary Cookies”. For other cookies, users are given the option of opting in or out by selecting their preferences. These cookies are listed above as “Performance Cookies” and “Targeting Cookies”.

When you visit our website, you will be given the option to manage your cookies preferences, so you can opt-in to certain targeting cookies if you wish. Necessary cookies are always active, you cannot opt-out of these. By default, both statistical and marketing cookies will be inactive, it is your choice as to whether you wish to enable these or not. Whether you opt-in or out, this will not affect your browsing on our website.

Third-Party Websites

Our website may contain links to and from third-party websites. In the event that you follow a link to any of these websites, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy and cookies settings, and these are not controlled or endorsed by us. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these third-party websites.

If you have any concerns about any material which appears on the website, please contact us at [privacy@nearform.com](mailto:privacy@nearform.com).

Address: Nearform Limited, Tankfield, Convent Hill, Tramore, Co. Waterford X91 PV08 Ireland.

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