Cookie Policy

Last updated: July 13th 2020
Slido uses cookies and similar technologies on the Websites, the Mobile App and emails (together "Service").

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies may be set by Slido (“first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”) either for a single visit (a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (“persistent cookie”).

The cookies Slido uses, why and for how long

(a) Category: Essential Cookies (Strictly Necessary cookies)

A list of essential cookies.
Provider Name Description
(Cookie operation and Description)
Expiry Category
Slido Slido.Privacy Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain up to 1 year Essential
Slido slido_(*)
Technical, required for our infrastructure.
(Cookie holds a token to verify the login session etc. ...)
up to 1 year Essential

(b) Category: Third Party Essential, Analytical, Performance and Advertising cookies

A list of third party essential, analytical, performance and advertising cookies.
Provider Name Description
(Cookie operation and Description)
Expiry Category
Atlassian _ajs_(*) These cookies track visitor usage and events within our status page. 1 year Essential
Beamer _BEAMER_(*) We use Beamer to communicate important changes in our product to the users. The Beamer app cookie determines whether you have read our product news messages. up to 300 days Essential
Exponea __exponea_(*), xnpe_(*), __EX(*) These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use features and our website. We use the information to compile reports and improve our website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone until they create a Slido account. up to 1 year Analytical/ Performance
Facebook _fbp fr, act, oo, presence, spin, wd, xs, sb, sfau, wd Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months Targeting/ Advertising
Google AdWords ads/ga-audiences anid, dsid, flc, ide, aid, sid, nid DoubleClick cookie for the Google AdWords advertisement service. It helps serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to you. 1 year Targeting/ Advertising
Google Analytics _ga(*), _gid, Collect These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, such as where they came from and the number and duration of each user’s visits. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. up to 2 years Analytical/ Performance
Google Optimize _gaexp Google Optimize is used to keep track of your involvement when we test how you react to one page or piece of content over another, like an A/B split test. This is where half of the people who visit our site see one webpage and the other half see an alternative version so that we can test which version works best. Depends on the length of the experiment but typically 90 days. Analytical/ Performance
Google Tag Manager gtm_(*) Used to implement privacy settings. This cookie helps us run scripts on the website based on these settings. Session (until you close your browser) Essential
Hotjar _hj(*) Analytics tool that give us click data and heat maps, as well as mouse movement data on the Site up to 1 year Analytical/ Performance
LaDesk La(*), visitor_la_sid Provides customer support to visitors. This cookie allows the website to recognize the visitor in order to optimize our response. Session (until you close your browser) Functionality/ Preference
LinkedIn li_(*), li(*), lidc, lissc, li_oatml, bcookie, bscookie, lang, UserMatchHistory These cookies are used by LinkedIn to allow us to monitor performance of advertising and conversions. up to 2 years Targeting/ Advertising
Microsoft (Bing) MUID, TOptOut Advertising vendor for search marketing
Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.
up to 2 years Targeting/ Advertising
We use New Relic service to monitor uptime/downtime status of our websites. Session
(until you close your browser)
Quora m-(*), _/ad/#/pixel Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. Session (until you close your browser) Targeting/ Advertising
YouTube yt-(*), CONSENT, GPS, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, PREF We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. up to 8 months Essential

More information

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