Last updated: August 6, 2019
1. Your Consent
2. Withdraw Your Consent at Any Time
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3. What Is a Cookie?
4. Key Concepts
First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is 'first' 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 at the time (e.g., cookies placed by ).
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 of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular 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 deleted.
5. How to Delete and Block our Cookies
Changing your Cookie Settings. The browser settings for changing your cookies settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Firefox
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Cookie settings in Google Chrome
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6. What Cookies Do We Use and Why?
The cookies we may use on the Crrowd Platform may be categorized as follows:
Tracking cookies can measure the reach of our website. Due to the set cookie we can e. g. track which website was visited before our website was accessed and how our website was used. We use this data e. g. to evaluate our campaigns or to optimize our website.
Technically-required cookies are necessary for the smooth functioning of our website (for example, to apply security settings for the website).
7. Cookie List
What cookies do we use on the Crrowd Platform? (Please Note: we may change the cookies we use at any time. While we will try to update this list within a reasonable time frame, this list may not always be totally up-to-date.)
7.1 First-Party Cookies
- ForceFlashSite (session duration): When viewing a mobile site (old mobile under m.domain.com) it will force the server to display the non-mobile version and avoid redirecting to the mobile site
- hs (session duration): Used for security
- XSRF-TOKEN (session duration): Used for security
- svSession (persistent Two years duration): Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
- SSR-caching (session duration): Indicates how a site was rendered.
- smSession (persistent Two weeks duration): Identifies logged in site members
7.2 Third-Party Cookies
_ga (2 years duration): Dwell Time, Clicks on Links, Anonymized IP, Location, Browser, OS, Screen Size, Flash/Java, Referring Site
_gid (24 hours duration): Dwell Time, Clicks on Links, Anonymized IP, Location, Browser, OS, Screen Size, Flash/Java, Referring Site
_gat (1 minute duration): Dwell Time, Clicks on Links, Anonymized IP, Location, Browser, OS, Screen Size, Flash/Java, Referring Site
_utma (2 years from set/update duration): Used to distinguish users and sessions.
_utmb (30 mins from set/update duration): Used to determine new sessions/visits.
_utmc (End of browser session duration): Used to determine new sessions/visits.
More info on Google Analytics Cookies here:
8. Additional Information About Analytics
Third Party Analytics
Google Analytics Help pages
Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on; if you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at
Please note that on the Crrowd Platform, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).