Cookie Policy

OUR COOKIES AND YOU

Hello! If you are reading this, then you care about privacy – and your privacy is very important to us. Cookies are an important part of almost all online companies these days, and this page describes what they are, how we use them, what data they collect, and most importantly, how you can change your browser settings to turn them off.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

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.

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.

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.

HOW WE USE COOKIES?

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).

WHAT COOKIES DO GOFWD.XYZ USE?

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Cookie name Life span Classification Purpose
_ga Persistent (2 years) Performance Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users
_gat   Persistent (1 Minute) Performance Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid Persistent (2 days) Performance Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users
__cfduid Persistent (1 Year) Strictly Necessary Used by CloudFlare to improve our websites performance and protect our customers whilst visiting our website.
__hs_opt_out Persistent (13 Mths) Strictly Necessary This cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the visitor to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give visitors the choice to opt out of cookies.
__hs_do_not_track Persistent (13 Mths) Strictly Necessary This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot. Setting this cookie is different from opting out of cookies, as it still allows anonymized information to be sent to HubSpot.
hs_ab_test Session Functionality This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before.
__hstc Persistent (13 Mths) Strictly Necessary The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
hubspotutk Persistent (13 Mths) Functionality This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
__hssc Persistent (30 mins) Functionality This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
__hssrc Session Functionality Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.

WHAT COOKIES ARE USED BY OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS?

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

CloudFlare

We use CloudFlare to help improve the performance of our website by serving our content from a server closest to you.  CloudFlare also protects your visit on our website and prevents any information from being incepted or malware transferred to you.   You can view CloudFlare’s Privacy Policy here https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/

HubSpot

We use Hubspot to manage our Marketing, Sales and Service to our customers.  Hubspot may place cookies on your PC to track your visit and to help us to improve our website and to tailor content to your visit.  You can view HubSpot’s privacy policy here https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy

MANAGING COOKIES

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411
https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Share This