Cookie policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie, or connection message, is a small piece of data sent by an Internet site to a user’s web browser application. A cookie is implemented as a small text file that is stored on your device.

Cookies enable applications to maintain user data in the context of the user’s visit to a particular site. Cookies thus facilitate navigation and access to certain features. They may be used for a connection, a session (i.e. remaining connected), or to store a user’s site preferences or contents, such as the interface language or a selection of products.

Cookies are not public files. They are stored in the web browser application on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Only you and the site that created the cookie can access it or read its contents.

The law requires site managers to inform users and obtain their consent before inserting cookies or other trackers.

That is why you see an information banner on this subject, on the pages of our website.

 

The Use of Cookies on COVID-19 Data Exchange Website

COVID-19 Data Exchange has chosen third-party cookies in order to implement specific services.

Third-party cookies require your consent before they can be loaded onto your device. 

Third-party cookies used on COVID-19 Data Exchange website include the following. 

  • Necessary cookies. Necessary cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Performance Cookies. Performance cookies help us monitor the performance of our website and how users interact with it. These cookies collect information such as how often users visit our website or what pages they visit when they do so. Performance cookies are only left behind if you opt in of being tracked with cookies. 

 

Necessary Cookies

Name: __hs_opt_out

Usage: This cookie is used to remember not to ask visitors to accept cookies again. 

Expires: 13 months

Name: __hs_do_not_track

Usage: This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot. Setting this cookie is different from opting out of cookies, as it still allows anonymized information to be sent to HubSpot.

Expires: 13 months

Name: hs_ab_test

Usage: This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before.

Expires: end of session

Name: __hsmem

Usage: This cookie is set when visitors log in to a HubSpot-hosted site.

Expires: 1 year

Name: hs-membership-csrf

Usage: This cookie is used to ensure that content membership logins cannot be forged.

Expires: end of session

Name: hs_langswitcher_choice

Usage: This cookie is used to save the visitor’s selected language choice when viewing pages in multiple languages.

Expires: 2 years

Name: __cfduid

This cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider, Cloudflare. It helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to DXA website and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on your devices to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare's security features.

Expires: session cookie that lasts a maximum of 30 days

Name: __cfruid

Usage: This cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider because of their rate limiting policies.

Expires: end of session

 

Performance Cookies

Name: __hstc

Usage: This is used for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).

Expires: 13 months 

Name: hubspotutk

Usage: This cookie keeps track of a visitor's identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.

Expires: 13 months

Name: __hssc

Usage: This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp. 

Expires: 30 min

Name: __hssrc

Usage: Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.

Expires: end of session