What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit. It typically contains information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognize your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the cookie’s purpose, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), track site usage (e.g. analytics), store your user settings (e.g. time zone, notification preferences), and to personalize your content (e.g. advertising, language).
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are usually referred to as first-party cookies. They typically only track your activity on that particular site.
Cookies set by other sites and companies (i.e. third parties) are called third-party cookies They can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
How to disable cookies?
You can disable non-essential / tracking cookies by clicking in the following link: disable tracking cookies from Google Analytics.
If you're concerned about yourself being tracked we'd recommend you to use this Chrome extension that disables Google Analytics tracking on all websites (available on all main browsers). Please also consider using incognito mode (available on all browsers) to avoid being tracked.
Types of cookies and how we use them
Essential / Necessary cookies
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user logins, account management and payment processing.
We use essential cookies (sometimes in the form of local storage) to enable the customization of your experience on our website:
- Setting the preferred language a user is learning
- Storing information about words and expressions the user wants to store
- Storing information about what videos the user has watched
- Storing cookies that let us know if the user has already used some of the functionalities like card expansion
- Storing cookies to know if it's their first time in the dashboard and so, we need to onboard them.
Third-party services like YouTube may place additional cookies that are essential for our site to work normally.
Performance and Analytics cookies
Performance cookies track how you use a website during your visit. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated, with information tracked across all site users. They help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. They do not collect personal information about you.
We use performance and analytics cookies on our site because we use Google Analytics. We only gather performance information that will help us offer our users a better navigation experience.
The cookies we use for tracking are:
- _ga (2 years) It's used to distinguish between users.
- _gid (24 hours) It's used to distinguish between users.
- _gat_UA-154166854-2 (2 years) It's used to keep the state of the session
Functionality cookies are used to collect information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and time zone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customized, enhanced, or optimized content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services.
We use functionality cookies for selected features on our site.
Targeting/advertising cookies help determine what promotional content is most relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
We don't use first-party targeting/advertising cookies on our site but YouTube may use them with their embedded videos.