Version 2.0 | Dated: August 2018
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your local computer that can be used to store information about users’ preferences, users’ location and other details, protect users’ data from unauthorised access, maintain certain websites’ functionality, serve personalised ads to users and to make advertising more effective via re-marketing, collect Google Analytics data and other tracking data. You as the computer owner can access this data, and so can the website that set the cookie. Generally speaking, cookies don't present privacy issues since the data stored within them is usually data you have entered yourself.
What cookies do you set and use?
Here is a list of cookies currently in use, with an explanation of what each is, an indication of how long it lasts, and also an example of the information stored.
|NID||6 Months||Unique ID used by Google to provide services with the required preferences of the user|
|XSRF-TOKEN||2 Hours||Created to prevent cross-site request forgery|
|__cfduid||1 Year||Unique ID used by Cloudflare to identify unique clients and apply requested preferences|
|__hs_opt_out||2 Years||Used by HubSpot to store status of cookie confirmation|
|__hssc||30 Mins||Used to track HubSpot sessions and allow it to make changes to various sessions based on current sessions|
|__hssrc||Instantly||Used by HubSpot to identify if current session is a new session and cookie management should occur|
|__hstc||2 Years||Main tracking cookie for HubSpot services|
|cookieconsent_status||1 Year||Tracks the choice made by the user for cookie consent|
|hubspotutk||10 Years||This cookie is used for to keep track of a visitor's identity. Prevents contacts from being duplicated|
|laravel_session||2 Hours||Internally laravel uses laravel_session to identify a session instance for a user|