What cookies/tracking technologies do we use?
A cookie is a small text file that’s placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit one of our websites. We, and some of our affiliates and third-party service providers, use a few different types of cookies. Some are persistent cookies (cookies that remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time) and some are session ID cookies (cookies that expire when you close your browser).
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web/tracking beacons”, “pixels”, or “clear gifs” and local storage. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies, such as when someone has visited our websites or opened an email we have sent them. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
They assist us in operating our websites and services, enhance and customize your experience across our websites and services, perform analytics and deliver advertising and marketing that’s relevant to you.
There are also cookies set by third parties across our websites and services. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our websites and services, such as advertising, interactive content and analytics. They also enable us to use advertising networks to manage our advertising on other websites.
Types of Cookies
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
|Category of cookies||Why we use these cookies|
|Strictly Necessary||These cookies are essential for websites and our services to perform their basic functions.|
|Functionality||These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as language and location.|
|Security||We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.|
|Analytics and Performance||Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.|
|Advertising||These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who visit our websites or use our services, as well as to understand and detail ad performance. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks ads have received. They’re also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by Crowd Favorite and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.|
|Third Party / Embedded Content||These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.|
Crowd Favorite Cookies
Below is a list of cookies that we use throughout our websites and services. The cookies we use are always changing. Check back regularly to make sure you stay up to date. If you think we’ve missed a cookie, please let us know.
Third Party Cookies
- Google Analytics (Analytics)
- Adobe Target (Customization)
We use Adobe Target as an A/B platform so we can test the effectiveness of different experiences
- Facebook (Analytics)
We use Facebook as a medium to talk to customers and to measure effectiveness of campaigns
- LinkedIn (Analytics)
We use LinkedIn as a medium to talk to customers and to measure effectiveness of campaigns
- Twitter (Analytics)
We use Twitter as a medium to talk to customers and to measure effectiveness of campaigns
- Hotjar (Analytics)
We use hotjar to measure and understand the user experience
How can you control cookies?
You can accept or reject cookies by amending your web browser controls. Our websites and services might not work like they’re supposed to, and in some cases, might not work at all, if you decide to reject certain cookies.
You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser's instructions. We have provided links to how you can manage cookies for some popular browsers, for your convenience: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer.