Effective Date: 23rd May 2018
We at Storyful, our affiliates and subsidiaries (“Company”) respect your privacy. We collect information by automated means when you visit, access, or use the website, mobile site, platform, application, electronic newsletter or widget that links to this Cookie Notice (collectively “Site”). We collect information through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies (collectively “Cookies”).
1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website sends to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information in the browser. A “web beacon” links web pages to servers and may be used to transmit information collected through Cookies back to a web server.
2. What information do we obtain through cookies?
The information we obtain through Cookies may include IP address, mobile device advertising ID, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, logs on actions taken on our Site such as content on which you may click while browsing the Site, and dates and times you access or use the Site. In connection with our mobile apps, we may use similar automated means and also may obtain your phone number and details about your mobile carrier.
4. What cookies do we use?
Below we list the different types of Cookies we may use on the Site.
a. Strictly Necessary Cookies.
These Cookies are essential to the Site in order to facilitate our authentication, sign-up or log-in process and enable you to surf on the Site or use its features. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features, and the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. Strictly necessary Cookies on this Site may collect encrypted user session identifiers, device identifiers, demographic information, log-in identifiers and information necessary to authenticate users on multiple Sites. These Cookies are mostly temporary cookies that are deleted after each session.
|Cookie Name||Domain||Further Information|
|_storyful_newswire_session||newswire.storyful.com||Session Identifier – identifies you as a signed in user of our Newswire application.|
|syfl_auth_uid||storyful.com||Session Identifier – identifies you as a signed in user of Storyful’s services.|
|_session_id||inspire.storyful.com||Session Identifier – identifies you as a signed in user of our Inspire application.|
|_obs_session||obs.storyful.com||Session Identifier – identifies you as a signed in user of our OBS application.|
|wordpress_google_apps_login, wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_sec_*, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-39, wp-settings-time-39||storyful.com||WordPress cookies. There are cookies for logged in users, preferences and theme options/settings.|
|__cfduid||cloudflare.com/storyful.com||Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.|
b. Functionality Cookies.
In some circumstances, we may use functionality Cookies to allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing the Site, to provide enhanced and more personalized content and features (such as customizing a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion) and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog.
In order to permit your connection to the Site, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Site from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device (“UDID”), geolocation data, or other traffic information for that device.
Functionality Cookies help us, for example, improve your visit to the Site, use credentials to automatically login a user, determine the approximate device location during a session, count articles viewed or store selected language settings.
|Cookie Name||Domain||Further Information|
|intercom-session & intercom-lou||storyful.com||Intercom Session tracking for various Storyful products. Intercom provides ‘in app’ messaging functionality.|
|SSLB, ep202 & wuentry||wufoo.com||Wufoo forms|
|BIGipServerwufoo_sitespect_pool||storyful.wufoo.eu||Identifies Storyful to Wufoo forms|
apbct_timestamp, apbct_visible_fields, apbct_visible_fields_count,
ct_checkjs, ct_cookies_test, ct_fkp_timestamp, ct_pointer_data,
ct_ps_timestamp, ct_sfw_pass_key, ct_timestamp, ct_timezone
|storyful.com||Used for Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk|
|external_referer, syndication_guest_id, tfw_expm, eu_cn, _twitter_sess, personalization_id||This cookie is set by Twitter on sites which include Twitter feeds or optional content sharing with Twitter. For more information, see https://twitter.com/privacy|
|__unam||storyful.com||This cookie is usually associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks. It counts clicks and shares of a page.|
c. Analytics Cookies.
We and our service providers may use analytics to collect information about your use of the Site to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the Site and to present you with content tailored to your interests. Analytics collect information such as your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, and which pages you visit the most. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. The information generated in the context of third-party analytics will be stored on servers in the United States. Information collected via the use of analytics will be deleted regularly. Analytics on this Site may include:
|Cookie Name||Domain||Further Information|
| _ga, _gid & _utma &_utmz, gadwp_wg_default_dimension,|
|Various||Google Analytics cookies for various Storyful products|
|PREF||google.com||Google Safe Browsing|
|_hp2_id, hp2_props & _hp2_ses_props||storyful.com||Heap Analytics for various Storyful products|
|fs_intercom, fs_uid||storyful.com||Fullstory Session Tracking for various Storyful products|
|_cb, _cb_ls, _cb_svref & _chartbeat||newswire.storyful.com||Chartbeat Session Tracking for our Newswire product|
|ajs_anonymous_id, ajs_group_id, ajs_user_id||storyful.com||Used for Analytics and help count how many people visit the website by tracking if the user has visited before.|
|APISID, NID, SID, 1P_JAR||google.com||Google uses these cookies, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites.|
|HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID||google.com||Cookies HSID, SSID, APISID en SAPISID ensure that Google can collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.|
In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. For example, we use analytics services supported by third party companies who generate analytics Cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.
Third-party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties, may be used by them to serve advertisements on our Site and third party sites that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed.
Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics.
We may not control these third-party Cookies and their use may be governed by the privacy policies of the third parties employing these Cookies. To learn about these Cookies and to disable or reject third-party Cookies, please refer to the relevant privacy or Cookie notice on the website of the third parties we list above.
6. How can you manage cookies?
You can stop Cookies from being downloaded on to your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new Cookie, and how to disable existing Cookies. On Microsoft Internet Explorer, this can be done by selecting “Tools/Internet Options” and reviewing your privacy settings or selecting “Delete Cookies”. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “Help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features of the Site may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the Site.
Further, analytics can also be managed via the following links:
7. Contact Us
Please submit any questions, concerns or comments you have about this cookie notice or any requests concerning your personal data by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
FAO: General Counsel, Storyful, 76 Lower Baggot Street Dublin 2 Ireland.
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