Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy (the “Policy”) explains what cookies are, what types of cookies are placed on your device when you visit Howly and how we use them. This policy also governs our use of similar technologies, including web beacons.

This Cookie Policy does not address how we deal with your personal data generally. To learn more about how we process your personal data, please see Privacy Policy.

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your device's memory. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about your device, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using Howly.

There are different types of cookies:

Session cookies

Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session. Howly uses these cookies to help you use our website more efficiently, by allowing us to learn more about how you use our website during one single browser session.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are not automatically deleted when you close your browser. These types of cookies are used in order to help you sign-in to our website quickly and for analytical purposes.

First-party cookies

First-party cookies are placed on your device directly by us. These cookies are used to adapt our website to your browser’s language preferences and to better understand your use of our website.

Third-party cookies

Third party cookies are placed on your device by our service providers, which helps us provide you both a satisfying and safe experience on our website. We do not have control over cookies placed on your device by third parties. Generally, we use the following types of third party cookies: security cookies; analytical cookies; and advertising cookies.

For example, we work with the following service providers that use third party cookies on our website:

Google (via Google Analytics)

Google Analytics is a Google service that uses cookies and other data collection technologies to collect information about your use of Howly in order to report website trends. You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting www.google.com/settings/ads or by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Microsoft

Microsoft uses cookies to assess the effectiveness of advertisements placed on our website.

Zendesk

Zendesk is a third-party software that provides customer support management. Zendesk uses cookies to help us properly respond to customer requests in a timely manner.

Cloudflare

Cloudflare uses cookies to identify trusted web traffic to our website.

We do not permit any of the above service providers to collect any of your personal data on Howly to utilize for their own purposes. These service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and/or other legal restrictions on their use or collection of any personal information. Third-party cookies are covered by the third-parties' privacy policies. Therefore, should you have any questions regarding use of the cookies by third parties, please contact them directly.

For more information on third-party advertising cookies, interest-based advertising, and how to opt-out of that practice by companies participating in industry self-regulation, please visit the relevant websites, such as Digital Advertising Alliance or Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.

Similar technologie

Web Beacons

Web beacons are graphic images (also known as “pixel tags”) that contain a unique identifier enabling us to recognize when someone has visited Howly or opened an e-mail that we or our service provider have sent them.

Software development kits (SDKs)

SDKs are small pieces of code included in apps, which function like cookies and web beacons.

Snap Pixels

The Snap Pixel is a piece of JavaScript code that helps our service providers measure the cross-device impact of their advertising campaigns in SnapChat. They can see how many Snapchatters take after seeing their advertisement.

Why do we need cookies?

When you visit or interact with Howly, we or our service providers may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies in order to learn more about your interactions with our Service. The utilization of these technologies can help us provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience.

How we use cookies

Cookies play an important role in helping us provide a personal, effective and safe environment on Howly.

As we make improvements to our website, our use of cookies may vary. Generally, we use cookies for the following purposes:

Categories of use
Description
Authentication
We use cookies to remember your login credentials so that you are able to login to our site quickly.
Security
We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity, monitor for and detect potentially harmful or illegal use of Howly.
Analytics and Research
These cookies help us understand how Howly is being used and to help us customize, improve, and research our features and services.
Advertising
These cookies are used to make our advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same advertisement from continuously re-appearing and ensuring that advertisements are properly displayed.

How can you manage cookies?

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, changes you make to your cookie preferences may make using our website a less satisfying. In some cases, you may not be able to utilize all or part of our site.

Below you may find more information on how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome:https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Explorer:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10

Safari:https://support.apple.com/kb/PHeading21411

Firefox:https://support.mozilla.org/products/firefox/cookies

Opera:http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/

Cookies Table

Cookies that we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but describes the main reasons we typically set cookies.

Cookie name
Purpose
Type
cfduid
Security
Third party cookie
zlcmid
Authentication
Third party cookie
csrf
Security
First-party cookie
ga, _git, _gat
Authentication
Third party cookie
vb_auth_key, #_member
Authentication
First-party cookie