Cookies Policy

Last updated: March 2024 

1. Introduction 

CovertSwarm (“CovertSwarm”, “we, “our”) uses cookies on its website. This Cookies Notice explains more about cookies and why we use them. It also explains how you can control and opt out of receiving them. 

This policy should be read together with our Privacy Notice which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint. 

We update this Cookies Notice from time to time in response to changes in applicable laws and regulations, changes to our processing practices and to products and services we offer. When changes are made, we will update the last updated date of this notice. Please review this Cookies Notice periodically to check for updates. 

2. About Cookies  

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or another electronic device) when you use our website. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. 

The cookies we use on our website fall into the following categories: 

Statistics or Analytics Cookies 

We use cookies to collect information about the use of our website by visitors such as the pages they visit most often, how they arrived at our website and associated information. These do not collect any directly identifiable personal information about visitors.  We use these cookies to learn more about how our website is used to identify problems and areas for improvement. 

Functionality Cookies 

Functionality cookies remember the choices you make when you visit our website. This includes, for example, your consent to the use of cookies on our website. 

Marketing or Targeting Cookies 

These are cookies placed by third parties on our website which record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They use this information for advertising purposes. 

Learn More About Cookies 

For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see details in the table below. 

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org 

3. Cookies Used by CovertSwarm 

The cookies we use on our website and their purposes are as set out in the following table:   

Necessary (14) 

Necessary cookies help make a 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. 

Name  Provider  Purpose  Expiry  Type 
__stripe_mid  Stripe  This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
__stripe_sid  Stripe  This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.  1 day  HTTP Cookie 
_ab  Stripe  This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.  Session  HTML Local Storage 
_mf  Stripe  This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.  Session  HTML Local Storage 
1.gif  Cookiebot  Used to count the number of sessions to the website, necessary for optimizing CMP product delivery.  Session  Pixel Tracker 
bcookie  LinkedIn  Used in order to detect spam and improve the website’s security.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
bscookie  LinkedIn  This cookie is used to identify the visitor through an application. This allows the visitor to login to a website through their LinkedIn application for example.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
CookieConsent [x2]  Cookiebot  Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
id  Stripe  Pending  Session  HTML Local Storage 
li_gc  LinkedIn  Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain  180 days  HTTP Cookie 
m  Stripe  Determines the device used to access the website. This allows the website to be formatted accordingly.  400 days  HTTP Cookie 
rc::a  Google  This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
rc::c  Google  This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.  Session  HTML Local Storage 

Preferences (1) 

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. 

Name  Provider  Purpose  Expiry  Type 
lidc  LinkedIn  Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.  1 day  HTTP Cookie 

 

Statistics (11) 

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. 

Name  Provider  Purpose  Expiry  Type 
_ga  Google  Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.  2 years  HTTP Cookie 
_ga_#  Google  Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.  2 years  HTTP Cookie 
_hjSession_#  Hotjar  Collects statistics on the visitor’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.  1 day  HTTP Cookie 
_hjSessionUser_#  Hotjar  Collects statistics on the visitor’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
_hjTLDTest  Hotjar  Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.  Session  HTTP Cookie 
1  Stripe  Registers data on visitors’ website-behaviour. This is used for internal analysis and website optimization.  Session  HTML Local Storage 
AnalyticsSyncHistory  LinkedIn  Used in connection with data-synchronization with third-party analysis service.  30 days  HTTP Cookie 
hjActiveViewportIds  Hotjar  This cookie contains an ID string on the current session. This contains non-personal information on what subpages the visitor enters – this information is used to optimize the visitor’s experience.  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
hjViewportId  Hotjar  Saves the user’s screen size in order to adjust the size of images on the website.  Session  HTML Local Storage 
sentryReplaySession  embed-cdn.spotifycdn.com  Registers data on visitors’ website-behaviour. This is used for internal analysis and website optimization.  Session  HTML Local Storage 
td  Google  Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.  Session  Pixel Tracker 

 

Marketing (37) 

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. 

Name  Provider  Purpose  Expiry  Type 
#-#  YouTube  Pending  Session  HTML Local Storage 
_uetsid  Microsoft  Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
_uetsid  Microsoft  Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement – This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.  1 day  HTTP Cookie 
_uetsid_exp  Microsoft  Contains the expiry-date for the cookie with corresponding name.  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
_uetvid  Microsoft  Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
_uetvid  Microsoft  Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
_uetvid_exp  Microsoft  Contains the expiry-date for the cookie with corresponding name.  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
ads/ga-audiences  Google  Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.  Session  Pixel Tracker 
iU5q-!O9@$  YouTube  Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.  Session  HTML Local Storage 
LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY [x2]  YouTube  Used to track user’s interaction with embedded content.  Session  HTTP Cookie 
lfuuid  Lead Forensics  Tracks the individual sessions on the website, allowing the website to compile statistical data from multiple visits. This data can also be used to create leads for marketing purposes.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
li_sugr  LinkedIn  Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.  3 months  HTTP Cookie 
LogsDatabaseV2:V#||LogsRequestsStore  YouTube  Pending  Persistent  IndexedDB 
MSPTC  Microsoft  This cookie registers data on the visitor. The information is used to optimize advertisement relevance.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
MUID  Microsoft  Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
nextId  YouTube  Used to track user’s interaction with embedded content.  Session  HTTP Cookie 
remote_sid  YouTube  Necessary for the implementation and functionality of YouTube video-content on the website.  Session  HTTP Cookie 
requests  YouTube  Used to track user’s interaction with embedded content.  Session  HTTP Cookie 
sp_landing  Spotify  Used to implement audio-content from Spotify on the website. Can also be used to register user interaction and preferences in context with audio-content – This can serve statistics and marketing purposes.  1 day  HTTP Cookie 
sp_t  Spotify  Used to implement audio-content from Spotify on the website. Can also be used to register user interaction and preferences in context with audio-content – This can serve statistics and marketing purposes.  1 year  HTTP Cookie 
TESTCOOKIESENABLED  YouTube  Used to track user’s interaction with embedded content.  1 day  HTTP Cookie 
UserMatchHistory  LinkedIn  Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.  30 days  HTTP Cookie 
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE  YouTube  Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.  180 days  HTTP Cookie 
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA  YouTube  Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain  180 days  HTTP Cookie 
YSC  YouTube  Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.  Session  HTTP Cookie 
yt.innertube::nextId  YouTube  Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY  YouTube  Used to track user’s interaction with embedded content.  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
YtIdbMeta#databases [x2]  YouTube  Used to track user’s interaction with embedded content.  Persistent  IndexedDB 
yt-remote-cast-available  YouTube  Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video  Session  HTML Local Storage 
yt-remote-cast-installed  YouTube  Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video  Session  HTML Local Storage 
yt-remote-connected-devices  YouTube  Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
yt-remote-device-id  YouTube  Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
yt-remote-fast-check-period  YouTube  Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video  Session  HTML Local Storage 
yt-remote-session-app  YouTube  Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video  Session  HTML Local Storage 
yt-remote-session-name  YouTube  Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video  Session  HTML Local Storage 

 

Unclassified (2) 

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.  

Name  Provider  Purpose  Expiry  Type 
dark  subscribe.covertswarm.com  Pending  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 
li_adsId  LinkedIn  Pending  Persistent  HTML Local Storage 

 

4. Changing Your Cookies Preferences 

You can allow or block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that permits you to change the setting of all or some cookies. Please note that disabling cookies may affect the availability or functionality of our website. Most of the website will function normally, however, functions that rely on cookies such as the Contact Form and the Attack Surface Management Platform will be disabled. 

If you would like more information on how to manage cookies on some popular browsers, please click on the links below. 

 5. Contact Us 

Please contact using the details set out in our Privacy Notice if you have any questions about this Cookies Notice or the information we hold about you. 

6. Changes to this Policy 

This policy was published on 1/Mar/2024 and last updated on 1/Mar/2024.