What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website and are stored in your browser. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies fall into 2 broad types:
Session cookies - these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Cookies (and similar technologies) used by the Jostle platform to provide Jostle Service
The Jostle platform sets the following cookies in your browser when accessing the Jostle services:
Session Cookies – we use session cookies to maintain the state of your current browsing session and to remember your logged in state. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies – we use persistent cookies to remember your User ID (only if you choose to have your browser remember you). We use a local file stored on your device to remember your preferences including settings such as language and default e-mail application.
In addition, because we work with a number of third parties to provide certain features or functionalities in the Jostle services, these third party providers may set the following cookies on your device:
Website Analytics – we use third parties to analyze how our subscribers' use our platform, and to monitor the performance of our application. These providers place cookies on your device in order to track your usage and provide reports back to us on activities on our platform.
Third party services – we link to third party websites to provide certain functionalities within the Jostle platform such as document previewing and embedded video. These third party providers place cookies on your device in order to provide these functionalities.
Cookies used by Jostle’s public website www.jostle.me
Our public website sets the following cookies in your browser:
Session Cookies – we use session cookies to maintain the state of your current browsing session. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
We also use the following cookies set by third party providers:
Website Analytics – we use third parties to analyze how visitors arrive to and navigate our public website. These providers places cookies on your device in order to track your usage such that they can provide us reports on activities on our website.
Ad Analytics – we use online advertising to bring visitors to our public website. The advertisers that we use set cookies in your browser in order to monitor the effectiveness of our ads.
Twitter – Twitter sets cookies on your browser when you make use of the Twitter plug-in.
Changing your Cookie Settings:
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. Some cookies are essential for certain functionalities or features of the Jostle public web site, or the Jostle services, and if you disable such cookies then you will not be able to access or use such features or functionalities.