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What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file (often including a unique identifier), that is sent to a user’s browser from, for example, a website and stored on the user’s device. A cookie stores a small amount of data on such a device about a visit to the website, app or service that sets the cookie. A web beacon (also known as a clear GIF or pixel tag) is similar to a cookie. It is typically a one-pixel image located on a web page or in an email or other message. It verifies the viewing or receipt of a web page or a message.
Types of cookies that we use
We use the following categories of cookies on our Site:
Essential cookies. Also known as strictly necessary cookies, these cookies are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to purchase services from our Site.
Analytics cookies. Also known as performance cookies, these cookies allow us to recognise, count and track visitors and users on our Site to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that visitors are finding what they are looking for easily.
Personalization cookies. Also known as functionality cookies, these cookies allow us to recognise you when you use our Site, to remember choices you make (such as the language, or the region you are in).
Marketing cookies. Also known as advertising cookies, we use these cookies from third parties, such as ad networks, on our Site to help us display advertising to you that is more relevant and engaging for you, to promote Contentful on other platforms and websites and to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing.
We also use essential, analytics and personalization cookies on our Web App. These are used to, for example, enable you to log into secure areas of our Web App, allow us to gain insights into how the features and functionality of our Web App are used and to provide you with enhanced, more personalized features of the Contentful Services.
How to manage cookies
Cookie consent manager
We have implemented a cookie consent manager on our Site and in the Web App which allows you to view the current list of cookies implemented and to manage your cookie preferences. In addition to browser settings and various opt-out mechanisms described further below, you can use the cookie consent manager to change your cookie preferences. To view the current list of cookies implemented in our Site and to manage cookie preferences, please click the “Cookie Preferences” link at the bottom of the Site. To do the same in the Web App, please visit the “Account Settings” page. Please note, the Web App does not contain Marketing cookies.
Browser settings and other opt-out mechanisms
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies but also allow you to change settings to disable cookies. These browsers may also permit you to delete cookies already placed on your device. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful:
If you would like to find out more about cookies and other similar technologies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or the Network Advertising Initiative's online sources at www.networkadvertising.org.
In relation to marketing/advertising cookies on our Site:
To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit:
The Network Advertising Initiative consumer opt-out page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/)
The Digital Advertising Alliance opt-out page (http://optout.aboutads.info)
The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance information guide on usage-based advertising and opt-outs (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/)
With respect to specific ad platforms and ad networks that we use, please refer to the privacy notices of those third parties to better understand how their advertising tools and networks operate and how they are able to display our advertising to you in their own and third-party apps and websites: