Last update: May 17, 2019
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognizes that cookies. You can find out more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are widely used in order to make sites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Website or Platform.
What types of cookies do we use?
There are two broad categories of cookies:
First party cookies, served directly by StartupStash to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by StartupStash to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our site.
Third party cookies, which are served by a service provider on our site, and can be used by the service provider to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for Platform analytics or advertising purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies,’ meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the site to recognize our computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and/or App and/or Platform to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites and/or App and/or Platform. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites and/or App and/or Platform for analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
|Type of cookie||Who serves them||Purpose||How to refuse|
|Essential Cookies||StartupStash||These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our site and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.||Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the services to you, you cannot refuse them.
You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, however, as described below in the section “How can you control cookies?”.
|Analytics Cookies||Google Analytics
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated. It includes the number of visitors to our site, the sites that referred them to our site and the pages that they visited on our site. We use this information to help operate our site more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our site.||To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can you control cookies?”.
Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:
- Google Analytics
- Segment does not appear to provide an opt-out link for its analytics cookies.
|Performance Cookies||Performance Cookies||These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our services but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality like videos may become unavailable.||To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can you control cookies?”.|
|Targeted and advertising cookies||Facebook Custom Audience
Google AdWords Conversion
Google Dynamic Remarketing
|These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts which we think will be relevant to your interests while you are on third-party websites.||To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can you control cookies?”.
Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:
- Facebook Custom Audience
- Google AdWords Conversion
- Google Dynamic Remarketing
|Social Media Cookies||Facebook Social Graph
Twitter Social Graph
|These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our sites or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this. This information may be linked to targeting/ advertising activities.||To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can you control cookies?”.
Alternatively, please check out the relevant information below:
- Facebook Social Graph: You can disable and manage through use of personal privacy settings when logged into a Facebook account.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors. We may also use pixel tags (which are also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on our site to track the actions of users on our site. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the site, so that we can manage our content more effectively. The information we collect using pixel tags is not linked to our users’ personal data.
Do we use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Our Websites don’t use so-called “Flash Cookies”.
How can you control cookies?
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our site.
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
Where can you get further information?