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This cookies policy is issued on behalf of Mind Tools Ltd. Our cookies policy explains how cookies and other tracking devices are used on our website at www.mindtools.com.

1. About cookies and how we use them

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other device when you visit our website. The cookies are then used to gather information about your use of a site or in some cases, to allow you to be recognised as an existing user when returning to our website.

Cookies are commonly used to help websites work more efficiently and to provide information to website owners. They help our website to work in the way that you would expect so that we can provide you with a good experience when you use our website.

Note that where we provide links to other websites, such as the link we provide to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn social media pages, those third-party websites may also use cookies and you should familiarise yourself with the cookies information that they provide on their own websites. We are not responsible for any cookies used on third party websites to which we may provide links.

More specifically, we use the types of cookies below at www.mindtools.com. This table also provides information about what the cookies are used for.

 

Necessary

Cookie

Type

Duration

Description

secure_customer_sig

https

1 year

Shopify sets this cookie to be used in connection with customer login.

cart_currency

https

14 days

Shopify sets this cookie to remember the user’s country of origin and populate the correct transaction currency.

_orig_referrer

https

session

Shopify sets this cookie to be used in connection with shopping cart.

cart_sig

https

14 days

Shopify sets this cookie to be used in connection with store checkout.

shopify_pay_redirect

https

1 hour

Shopify sets this cookie to enable secure online payment and checkout.

__cfruid

https

session

Cloudflare sets this cookie to identify trusted web traffic.

_pay_session

https

session

Shopify sets this cookie to enable secure checkout and payment function on the website.

CookieConsent

zoominfo.com

 

Privacy/GDPR

Stores data for users who consent to Cookies.

__cf_bm

zoominfo.com

 

Privacy/GDPR

cookie on end-user devices that access customer sites protected by Bot Management or Bot Fight Mode.

lrsync

.clickagy.com

365 days

Advertising

Cookie to sync identification to our data partner LiveRamp for ad targeting.

_ga

.clickagy.com

365 days

Advertising

Cookie to identify end users for ad targeting.

chs

.aorta.clickagy.c

om

365 days

Advertising

Prevents multiple device syncs with our data partners.

visitorid

.ws.zoominfo.co

m

730 days

Old Websights Script

Websights cookie for tracking visitors and matching against ZoomInfo database.

insent-user-id

User domain

730 days

Old Chat Script

It's a first party cookie for maintaining a unique visitor identifier. This store

Personally Identifiable information.

_zitok

User domain

730 days

Zoominfo Script

It's a first party cookie for maintaining a unique visitor identifier. This store Personally Identifiable information.

_px3

zoominfo.com

5 minutes

Zoominfo Script

Related to the perimeter X security layer.

__cf_bm

zoominfo.com

30 minutes

Zoominfo Script

Related to the CloudFlare security layer.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}_
goal_{GOALID}

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a campaign goal is triggered. This cookie, when created, will always have a value of 1.

_vis_opt_test_cookie

 

Expires on browser close

This cookie is created to detect if the cookies are enabled on the visitor’s browser or not. It also helps in tracking the number of browser sessions a visitor has gone through. The value of this cookie is always 1.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}_
combi

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a visitor is chosen for a particular variation for a test. This cookie makes sure that visitors see the same variation when they revisit the page in the future. Here the Control has a value of 1, Variation #1 has a value of 2, Variation #2 has a value of 3, and so on.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}_
exclude

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a visitor has been excluded from a Test Campaign due to the traffic percentage specifications. The value is always 1.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}_
split

 

100 days

This cookie is created when one of the variations is chosen for the visitor, but the visitor is not yet redirected to the variation page. It exists so that VWO can verify that the variation page corresponds to the chosen variation after landing on the page. The value is >=2 (as 1 corresponds to Control and it’s not created in case the Control is chosen).

_vis_opt_s

 

100 days

This cookie tracks session created for a visitor, i.e., the number of times the browser was closed and reopened. The value is >=1, followed by a pipe sign. For example, the value of 2 indicates that the visitor restarted the browser once while 3 means twice.

_vis_opt_out

 

10 years

This cookie indicates that the visitor should not be made part of any campaign. Its value is 1.

_vwo_uuid

 

10 years

This cookie generates a unique id for every visitor and is used for the report segmentation feature in VWO, and it also allows you to view data in a more refined manner.

_vwo_uuid_{CAMPAIGNID}

 

10 years

This cookie is created for each cross-domain campaign. It generates a unique id for every visitor and is used for the report segmentation feature in VWO, and it also allows you to view data in a more refined manner.

_vwo_ds

 

Depends on the retention period of the account.

This cookie stores persistent visitor-level data for VWO Insights.

_vwo_sn

 

30 mins and reset again to 30 mins on visitor activity.

This cookie stores session-level information.

_vwo_uuid_v2

 

366 days

This cookie calculates unique traffic on a website.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}

_combi_choose

 

Persists until campaign changes are applied.

This cookie stores the chosen combination. It’s a temporary cookie that gets deleted when the campaign changes are applied.

_vwo_referrer

 

15 secs

This cookie stores referral info allowing VWO to identify the original Traffic source in case of the Split URL campaign.

_vwo

 

Expires in 2096 Years

This cookie is a jar of all the cookies. It is currently created only for the Safari browser. In the future, it would replace all the cookies. The actual expiry of a cookie doesn’t matter as it stores the expiry of cookies set in it and keeps on expiring them.

_vwo_global_opt_out

 

100 days

This cookie is persisted when a visitor opts out of vwo on all websites in a given browser.

_vwo_ssm

 

3650 days

This cookie is used for testing and is created only on sites that use the HTTP protocol. This is used to check if VWO can create cookies on them, post which this cookie is deleted.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}

_goal_{GOALID}_{ACCID}

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a campaign goal is triggered. When created, this cookie always has a value of 1.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}

_combi_{ACCID}

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a visitor is chosen for a particular variation of a test. It ensures that visitors see the same variation when they revisit the page. Here the Control always has the value of 1, Variation #1 always has the value of 2, Variation #2 has the value of 3, and so on.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}

_exclude_{ACCID}

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a visitor has been excluded from a campaign due to the traffic percentage specifications. The value of this cookie is always 1.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}

_split_{ACCID}

 

100 days

This cookie is created when one of the variations is chosen for the visitor, but the visitor is not yet redirected to the variation page. Using this, VWO verifies that the variation page corresponds to the chosen variation after landing on the page. The value will always be >=2 as it won’t be created in case the control is chosen.

_vwo_uuid_{CAMPAIGNID}

_{ACCID}

 

10 years

This cookie is created for each cross-domain campaign. It generates a unique id for every visitor and is used for the report segmentation feature in VWO. It also allows you to view data in a refined manner.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}

_combi_choose_{ACCID}

 

Persists until campaign changes are applied.

This cookie stores the chosen combination. It’s a temporary cookie that gets deleted when the campaign changes are applied.

_vwo_global_opt_out

 

100 days

This cookie is persisted when a visitor opts out of vwo on all websites in a given browser.

debug_vis_opt_exp_

{CAMPAIGNID}_goal

_{GOALID}

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a Test Campaign goal is triggered. This cookie, when created, will always have a value of 1.

debug_vis_opt_test

_cookie

 

Expires on session expiration.

This cookie is created to detect if the cookies are enabled on the visitor's browser or not. It also helps in tracking the number of browser sessions a visitor has gone through. The value of this cookie is always 1.

debug_vis_preview_{ACCOUNTID}

 

Expires on session expiration.

This cookie is generated when you switch variations in preview mode.

debug_vis_opt_exp

_{CAMPAIGNID}_combi

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a visitor is chosen for a particular variation for a test. This cookie ensures that visitors see the same variation when they revisit the page in the future. Here the Control always has the value of 1, Variation #1 always has the value of 2, and Variation #2 has a value of 3, and so on.

debug_vis_opt_exp_

{CAMPAIGNID}_exclude

 

100 days

This cookie is created when a visitor has been excluded from a Test Campaign due to the traffic percentage specifications. The value is always 1.

debug_vis_opt_exp_

{CAMPAIGNID}_split

 

100 days

This cookie is created when one of the variations is chosen for the visitor, but the visitor is not yet redirected to the variation page. It exists so that VWO can verify that the variation page corresponds to the chosen variation after landing on the page. The value is >=2. As 1 corresponds to control and it’s not created if control is chosen.

debug_vwo_uuid

 

10 years

This cookie generates a unique id for every visitor and is used for the report segmentation feature in VWO, and it also allows you to view data in a more refined manner.

debug_vwo_ds

 

Depends on the retention period of the account.

This cookie stores persistent visitor-level data for VWO Insights.

debug_vwo_sn

 

30 mins and reset again to 30 mins on visitor activity.

This cookie stores session-level information.

_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}

_combi_choose_{ACCID}

 

Persists until campaign changes are applied.

This cookie stores the chosen combination. It’s a temporary cookie that gets deleted when the campaign changes are applied.

debug_vwo_referrer

 

15 secs

This cookie stores referral info allowing VWO to identify the original Traffic source in case of the Split URL campaign.

debug_vis_opt_variation

_page

 

Expires on session expiration.

This cookie persists the selection by the person using previews.

 

Functional

Cookie

Type

Duration

Description

__cf_bm

https

30 minutes

This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.

localization

https

1 year

Flickr sets this cookie to to track usage of photo galleries embedded from Flickr.

UserMatchHistory

https

1 month

LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.

bcookie

https

1 year

LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.

lidc

https

1 day

LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.

bscookie

https

1 year

LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.

__lc_cid (customerId)

 

2 years

The purpose of this cookie is to verify the identity of a customer created in Yomdel LiveChat These cookies do not store any personal information that would allow someone to identify your customer, like the customer’s name, IP address, geolocation, etc.

__lc_cst (customerSecureToken)

 

2 years

The purpose of this cookie is to verify the customer’s token. These cookies do not store any personal information that would allow someone to identify your customer, like the customer’s name, IP address, geolocation, etc.

 

Analytics

Cookie Type Duration Description
_ga https 2 years The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
_gid https 1 day Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_gcl_au https 3 months Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.
_ga_BZ6K0BXDBX https 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_utma https 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_utmb https 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_utmc https 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_utmt https 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_utmz https 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
CONSENT https 2 years YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
_landing_page https session Shopify installs this cookie to track landing pages.
_y https session This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite.
_s https session This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite.
_shopify_y https session This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite.
_shopify_s https session This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite.
_shopify_sa_t https session This is a Shopify analytics cookie relating to marketing and referrals.
_shopify_sa_p https session
This is a Shopify analytics cookie relating to marketing and referrals.
cart_ts https 14 days Shopify sets this cookie which is used in connection with checkout.
_gat_UA-236631-1 https 1 minute A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.

 

Advertisement

Cookie Type Duration Description
_fbp https 3 months This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.
YSC https session YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE https 5 months 27 days A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
yt-remote-device-id https never YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-connected-devices https never YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
fr https 3 months Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
personalization_id https 2 years Twitter sets this cookie to integrate and share features for social media and also store information about how the user uses the website, for tracking and targeting.

 

Others

Cookie

Type

Duration

Description

LANG

https

9 hours

No description.

keep_alive

https

30 minutes

No description.

_tracking_consent

https

1 year

No description available.

_shopify_tm

https

30 minutes

No description available.

_shopify_tw

https

14 days

No description available.

_shopify_m

https

1 year

No description available.

_shopify_d

https

session

No description available.

_shopify_evids

http

session

No description.

cart

https

14 days

This cookie is used in connection with the shopping cart.

cart_ver

https

14 days

No description available.

_hjSessionUser_2786709

http

1 year

No description.

_hjSession_2786709

http

30 minutes

No description.

AnalyticsSyncHistory

http

1 month

No description.

ln_or

http

1 day

No description.

muc_ads

http

2 years

No description.

li_gc

http

5 months 27 days

No description.

_dd_s

https

15 minutes

No description available.

_hjSessionUser_3196746

http

1 year

No description.

_hjSession_3196746

http

30 minutes

No description.

CognitoIdentityId-eu-west-2%3A5c392f6c-8dbf-47da-a1af-d10af2e12732

http

1 year

No description.

Nova.CurrentSession

http

1 hour

No description.

_secure_session_id

https

1 day

No description available.

cookietest

http

session

No description.

dd_cookie_test_abb630bc-d3f6-4b86-ac89-adff23da2db5

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_e5b62332-83e2-4117-b0db-4cb779470137

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_b2878cc5-6f8b-47e8-90ea-ad5caca15e35

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_1c0e8f11-1e2c-4fa5-aaeb-691421901b86

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_e826ba48-1717-47bd-817d-75abf200a47b

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_8b928da1-030c-406a-b831-acd8c234299d

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_ff082d1d-8ade-4cc1-935d-a8745c7a5017

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_a342891f-3e5d-4411-b539-7a876fa72c61

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_a3e53bc1-fc36-4326-80b5-5ce52f1fdab7

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_91a6111b-26ec-4b24-8dc8-45dd4f3c246b

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_6e3bbd3f-6546-4a4d-b972-3c0a3e714929

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_03c443cd-01df-405c-9590-53cc3fe8cd80

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_090d3a63-2465-49ed-ad9a-d25dfd4f5335

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_7c3fdd3c-7093-4a32-99e1-3c3fcb87d774

http

past

No description.

dd_cookie_test_c2d5255d-4138-4c1a-9bae-2917a3e1993d

http

past

No description.

ab

 

.agkn.com

 

Data - Owned by Neustar (formerly Aggregate Knowledge)  enables real time targeting and u Consumer profiling functionality for advertising.

 

u

 

.agkn.com

 

Data - Owned by Neustar (formerly Aggregate Knowledge) - enables real time targeting and u Consumer profiling functionality for advertising.

ssi

.sitescout.com

 

Data - This cookie is used to deliver adverts more relevant to users and their interests.

demdex

.demdex.net

 

Data - This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manager perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc.

 

dpm

 

dpm.demdex.net

 

Data - This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manager perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc.

 

_cc_id

 

.crwdcntrl.net

 

Data - This cookie collects statistical information in an anonymous form about website visitors. The data collected includes number of visits, avg. time spent on site, and page URLs. This data is then used to deliver relevant content for targeted advertising.

 

_cc_dc

 

.crwdcntrl.net

 

Data - This cookie collects statistical information in an anonymous form about website visitors. The data collected includes number of visits, avg. time spent on site, and page URLs. This data is then used to deliver relevant content for targeted advertising.

 

rla3

 

.rlcdn.com

 

Data - This cookie is used to deliver adverts more relevant to users and their interests. It is also used to limit the number of times users see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

 

pxrc

 

.rlcdn.com

 

Data - This cookie is used to deliver adverts more relevant to users and their interests. It is also used to limit the number of times users see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

 

IDE

 

.doubleclick.net

 

Exchange - These cookies are set by a third party (DoubleClick) and are used for serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to you across the web.

i

 

.openx.net

 

Exchange - An OpenX cookie, a random string created to recognize user end device for the purpose of delivering advertisements and the timestamp of creation separated by |. By matching this cookie with data collected by Advertising Partners, more relevant ads can be delivered.

 

script-src

 

js.zi-scripts.com

 

ZI Unified Script
*NOTE: Clickagy is the ZoomInfo DSP. These cookies are used only in connection with MarketingOS.

 

script-src

 

ws.zoominfo.com

 

WebSights Script
*NOTE: Clickagy is the ZoomInfo DSP. These cookies are used only in connection with MarketingOS.

 

script-src*

 

tags.clickagy.com

 

Clickagy Script
*NOTE: Clickagy is the ZoomInfo DSP. These cookies are used only in connection with MarketingOS.

 

connect-src*

 

aorta.clickagy.com

 

XHR call from Clickagy
*NOTE: Clickagy is the ZoomInfo DSP. These cookies are used only in connection with MarketingOS.

 connect-src*

hemsync.clickagy.com

 

XHR call from Clickagy
*NOTE: Clickagy is the ZoomInfo DSP. These cookies are used only in connection with MarketingOS.

 frame-src*

hemsync.clickagy.com

 

Hashed email sync iFrame
*NOTE: Clickagy is the ZoomInfo DSP. These cookies are used only in connection with MarketingOS.

script-src

js.zi-scripts.com

 

ZI Unified Script.

script-src

ws-assets.zoominfo.com

 

FormComplete Script.

connect-src

ws.zoominfo.com

 

FormComplete API calls.

script-src

js.zi-scripts.com

 

ZI Unified Script.

script-src

schedule.zoominfo.com

 

Schedule Script.

connect-src

api.schedule.zoominfo.com

 

Schedule API Calls.

script-src

js.zi-scripts.com

 

ZI Unified Script.

script-src

[projectname].widget.insent.ai

 

Chat Script.

connect-src

[projectname].widget.insent.ai

 

Chat API Calls.

frame-src

[projectname].widget.insent.ai

 

Chat iFrame UI Element.

 

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3. Consent to use of cookies from our website

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