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Cookie policy

Last updated May 23, 2018

Whatagraph.com, like many other sites, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.

This page contains information on what 'cookies' are, the cookies used by Whatagraph's website and how to switch cookies off in your browser. If it does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on whatagraph.com, please email hi@whatagraph.com.

What are 'cookies'?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a 'memory' for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, Whatagraph) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

How does Whatagraph use cookies?

A visit to a page on Whatagraph website may generate the following types of cookie:

Site performance cookies
Analytics cookies
Third party advertising cookies

Site preferences cookies

This type of cookie is used to recognize repeat visitors to the site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site.

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. Unless you are signed in to Whatagraph, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.

Third party cookies

On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website.

Cookies served throughout our Websites

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:

Essential Website Cookies

Categories Cookies
Whatagraph
These cookies are used to track Whatagraph user session data and provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
whatagraph_session_#, wg, whatagraph, team, _CID
PayPal
These cookies are used to provide PayPal checkout for Whatagraph customers.
AKDC, akvapau_ppsd

Performance and Functionality Cookies

Categories Cookies
Referral Magic
These cookies are used to track referrals for AppSumo users.
rfmgc_#_person
Intercom
These cookies are used to support our customer chat service.
_mkra_ctxt, intercom-id-#, intercom-session-#, intercom-lou-#, intercom-state
Google
These cookies allow us to remember information that changes the way our site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in, as well as support your Google login options.
NID

Analytics and Customisation Cookies

Categories Cookies
Google Analytics
These cookies are used for tracking all user's actions at Whatagraph and help us understand how our visitors engage with our websites.
In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads we show.
_ga, _gid, _dc_gtm_UA-#, _gat_UA-#, _GAcookieID
HotJar
This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
_hjIncludedInSample
Google
These cookies allow us to remember information that changes the way our site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in, as well as support your Google login options.
NID

Advertising (Targeting) Cookies

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Categories Cookies
Facebook
fr, tr
LinkedIn and LinkedIn Ads
lang, UserMatchHistory, BizoID, bscookie, bcookie, lidc
Google
These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates. Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes. Google uses these cookies, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites and to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.
1P_JAR, ads/ga-audiences

How do I turn cookies off?

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initative. They have provided a site where you can control all third-party online advertising. Please note that there are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at Whatagraph.

Other tracking technologies

In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customise the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails , and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.