Cookie Policy

Last updated: August 6, 2019

The Crrowd Platform uses cookies, in combination with local storage objects, and similar devices (collectively, “cookies” unless otherwise noted) to distinguish you from other users of the Crrowd Platform. This helps us provide you with a good experience, improve our service, and to personalize content to you while you use the Crrowd Platform.

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) describes the types of the cookies we use on the Crrowd Platform and our purposes for using them.

If you have questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at privacy@crrowd.io . For a more complete description and list of the cookies that we currently use on the Crrowd Platform, please review our Cookie List below. For more information about our privacy practices, please review our privacy policy: https://crrowd.io/privacy

1. Your Consent

You consent to placement of cookies on your browser by us and our third party service providers. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully for details about why we use cookies and the information they collect from and about you.

2. Withdraw Your Consent at Any Time

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of the Crrowd Platform, you will need to delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings; see below for more information on how to do this. Please note that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the Crrowd Platform, and may prevent you from being able to access certain features on the Crrowd Platform.

3. What Is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit the Crrowd Platform.

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 http://crrowd.io ).

  • 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

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the Crrowd Platform. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit the Crrowd Platform.

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

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

  • Cookie settings in Google Chrome

  • Cookie settings in Safari (OS X)

  • Cookie settings in Safari (iOS)

  • Cookie settings in Android


    To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

More information. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

6. What Cookies Do We Use and Why?

Generally the Crrowd Platform uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Crrowd Platform. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Crrowd Platform and also allows us to improve it.

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

 

Strictly Necessary

- 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

Functionality

- 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

 

Targeting

_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: https://developers.google.com/ana...

8. Additional Information About Analytics


Third Party Analytics

Google Analytics: For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:

Google's Privacy Policy

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.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Crrowd Platform. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Crrowd Platform (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the Crrowd Platform, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Crrowd Platform, compiling reports on your activity for us and third parties who help operate and provide services related to the Crrowd Platform. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as discussed in this notice. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Crrowd Platform. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/....

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/... or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk....

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).