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What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language, if you have viewed a pop-up and other settings. If your browser knows this information, it can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.


This website uses analytics tools from Google Analytics, HotJar and Microsoft Clarity. We use these tools to help us understand how visitors engage with our website. Google uses a set of cookies to provide reports and statistics without personally identifying individual users. HotJar and Clarity tracks page by creating heatmaps and recordings without personally identifying individual users. Hotjar & Clarity will not capture any data inputted into forms and will not see any embedded documents such as Google Docs. You can learn more about Google Analytics here Analytics cookies and privacy information. HotJar here HotJar Cookies. And Microsft Clarity here Clarity Data Collection

Cookies set by the Hotjar script

Cookie Name Description Duration
_hjClosedSurveyInvites Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown. 365 days
_hjDonePolls Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.  
_hjMinimizedPolls Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.  
_hjShownFeedbackMessage This cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show.  
_hjid Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.  
_hjRecordingLastActivity This should be found in sessionStorage (as opposed to cookies). This gets updated when a visitor recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket (the visitor performs an action that Hotjar records). Session
hjTLDTest When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed. Session
_hjUserAttributesHash User Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API are cached for the duration of the session in order to know when an attribute has changed and needs to be updated. Session
_hjCachedUserAttributes This cookie stores User Attributes that are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. These attributes will only be saved if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool. Session


Cookies set by the Clarity script

JSON field Name Description Fields
e Envelope Contains metadata information about the payload and page. Version, Payload Sequence, Start Time, Duration, ProjectId, UserId, SessionId, PageNumber, Upload Type, IsLastpayload
a Analytics Contains information about user interactions on the site. Used for analytics and playback of interactions. Clarity collects the following type of events.

Interaction events: click, scroll, mouse move, window resize, selection, input, and so on.

Diagnostic events: script and image errors, logs, performance events, and so on.

Page events: document sizes, page visibility, page unload, metrics, and dimensions about the page.

Custom events: Custom variables/events set by the website based on some event.

Time, EventType (Variable number of fields that contain information about the event based on the event type.)
p Playback Contains information about the DOM and mutation events. Used for session playback. Data includes information about each DOM node such as:

Positional information: parent, position, previous node, and so on.

Layout details: Attributes, height, and width of the node used for display.

Content: Content within the node. For privacy-sensitive fields, this will be masked content not the actual text.

Time, EventType, ID, ParentId, Previous Node Id, Html Tag, Position among sibling nodes, Selector, Hash, Attributes, Value, Width, and Height