What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your browser or the hard drive of your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may also tell us, for example, whether you have visited our platform before or whether you are a new visitor.
We use the following cookies:
- Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our platform. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into your ActionFunder account.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our platform. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of location or focus area).
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our platform when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our platform works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our platform, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to enable us to show you more relevant ads. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose only.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie preference||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on ActionFunder.org. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.||CookieControl||1 year|
|Freshchat Web Messenger||Used to track visitor/user identity and chat sessions performed by the user||_fw_crm_v||1 year|
|YouTube cookies||We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.||PREF||8 months|
|VSC||the end of your session|
|remote_sid||the end of your session|
|Google Analytics 4||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data||_ga||2 years|
So you know, the cookies we use never store or access any of your sensitive personal details or banking information.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) the platform may not work as intended.