1.1 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.
1.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
1.3 Cookies do not 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.
1.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
1.5 Circit has organised its cookies into the following categories, with details of the cookies provided below:
Essential cookies allow the Circit website to function correctly.
2.1 Our platform is separated into a public facing website www.circit.io and an application with access restricted to authenticated users app.circit.io. These are separate systems and each uses a different set of cookies.
2.2 On app app.circit.io we use session cookies, authentication cookies, security cookies and persistent cookies. The names of the cookies that we use and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
2.2.1 On app.circit.io we use persistant cookies ai_session and ai_user to track users as they navigate the website AND improve the website's usability.
2.2.2 On app.circit.io we use a persistent cookie auth_prod to validate authenticated users sessions.
2.2.3 On app.circit.io we use a persistent cookie xsrf to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website.
2.2.4 On app.circit.io, when using Single Sign On, we use a session cookie Identity.External to validate authenticated user sessions.
2.2.5 On app.circit.io we use a persistent cookie cu to allow www.circit.io to identify visiting users who are also app.circit.io users.
2.3 On www.circit.io we use the following cookies;
2.3.1 AEC - Google cookie. ‘AEC’ cookies ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites. These cookies prevent malicious sites from acting on behalf of a user without that user’s knowledge. The ‘pm_sess’ cookie lasts for 30 minutes, whilst the ‘AEC’ cookie lasts for 6 months.
2.3.2 We use Zoho as our CRM. The Zoho cookies used by our website have the following names: [5ad188d5f9, _gat, _zcsr_tmp, crmcsr, HttpOnly].
3.1 Marketing cookies track your online activity to help Circit deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. The cookies are used are described below:
3.2.1 _gcl_au is a Google cookie for Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360.
3.2.2 CONSENT is a cookie that remembers your recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser's ads, or search results, and your visits to an advertiser's site to show you customised ads on Google.
3.2.3 1P_JAR is a Google Ads cookie to provide ad delivery or retargeting.
3.2.4 In_or is a LinkedIn cookie that is used to determine if Oribi analytics can be carried out on a specific domain.
3.2.5 OTZ is a cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors. The “S” cookie may collect certain information used to help improve services, including the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages. This cookie may also be used to anonymously measure the effectiveness of PPC (pay per click) and affiliate advertising.
4.1 Personalisation cookies remember your preset features and preferences for the Circit site, such as preferred language.
4.2 We use Google personalisation cookies. The Google personalisation cookies used by our website have the following names: [NID, SOCS].
4.3 We use Wisepops cookies to give a better user experience to visitors. The Wisepops cookies used by our website have the following names: [wisepops, wisepops_session, wisepops_visits].
4.4 We use Hubspot to keep track of user sessions. The Hubspot cookies used by our website have the following names: [__hssc, __hssrc].
4.3 We use Intercom cookies to deliver our chat functionality. The Intercom cookies used by our website have the following names: [intercom-device-id, intercom-id, intercom-session].
5.1 Analytics cookies are used so online services such as Google Analytics can collect information about how our website visitors use the Circit site – for example, the number of users, how long they stay on the site and what parts of the site they visit.
5.2 We use Google Analytics (GA) to analyse the use of our website. GA generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. The GA cookies used by our website have the following names: [_ga, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv].
5.3 We use Hotjar cookies to make our website easier to use. The Hotjar cookies used by our website have the following names: [_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress, _hjSession, _hjSessionUser].
5.4 We use Hubspot for tracking visitors. The Hubspot cookies used by our website have the following names: [__hstc, hubspotutk, messagesUtk].
6.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
6.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
6.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
7.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer.
7.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.