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Columbus uses cookies to improve the experience for visitors to our websites, including websites that can be accessed through our mobile applications, and has published this Cookie Policy. It explains what cookies are and how we use them on our websites.

Cookies are tiny files, composed of a string of letters and numbers, placed on the computer by web page servers. They enable the website owner to distinguish between different users of the website. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses and they cannot enable us to access the hard drive. We cannot read any information on your hard drive even if we store cookies there.

We respect your privacy. Read the full Privacy Policy here.

Cookies

Cookies are typically categorized as "session" cookies or "persistent" cookies. Session cookies help you navigate through the website efficiently, keeping track of your progression from page to page so that you are not asked for information you have already provided during the current visit. Session cookies are stored in temporary memory and erased when the web browser is closed. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, store user preferences for current and successive visits. They are written on your device's hard disk and are still valid when you restart your browser. We use both session and persistent cookies. Following table shows categorization of cookies used by Columbus by functions:

Cookie Category Description
Necessary Cookie Strictly necessary cookies are classified as cookies that must be present for the website to provide the basic functions of the website. They are essential to be able to access features of the website and could include signing in, navigation etc. These cookies do not require consent.
Analytics Cookies These cookies help keep track of browser session and visitors. Analytics cookies are controlled by cookie banner and can be opted out by not giving consent.
Functionality Cookies These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of Columbus websites. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable, e.g., chat. These cookies can be opted out by not giving consent.
Advertisement Cookies Advertisement cookies are ad pixel cookies (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google) that can be opted to installed.
Third Parties Cookies These are cookies installed by third parties’ scripts that we have allowed on Columbus websites for specific business enabling and supporting functions.

We have contracted third parties for services, e.g., lead generation, lead identification etc. These third parties will install cookies through scripts and the information collected through the cookies may be transferred to the contracted third-party service providers. Their use of the data is controlled by our contract with them, and they are only allowed to use the data strictly for the purpose we have stated.

The third-party cookies you may encounter on our Columbus websites include, but are not limited to:

Cookie ID Domain Type
lfuuid columbusglobal.com Necessary
__hs_opt_out .columbusglobal.com Necessary
sg_cookies .columbusglobal.com Necessary 
__hs_initial_opt_in .columbusglobal.com Necessary
_ga .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Essential
_ce.s .columbusglobal.com Necessary
_fbp .columbusglobal.com Necessary, Social Media
_gid .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Essential
__atuvs .columbusglobal.com Necessary
hubspotutk .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Site Analytics
nQ_userVisitId .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Site Analytics
nQ_cookieId .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Site Analytics
__hssrc .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Site Analytics
__cfduid .columbusglobal.com Necessary
geo_location_cookie .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Site Analytics
__atuvc .columbusglobal.com Necessary
__hssc .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Site Analytics
__hstc .columbusglobal.com Statistics, Site Analytics
loc .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
na_id .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
ouid .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
uid .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
ssc .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
uvc .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
mus .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
na_tc .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
lang .ads.linkedin.com Marketing, Advertising
fr .facebook.com Marketing, Advertising
li_sugr .linkedin.com Marketing, Advertising
UserMatchHistory .linkedin.com Marketing, Advertising
bcookie .linkedin.com Marketing, Advertising
mus .addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
IDE .doubleclick.net Marketing, Advertising
demdex .demdex.net Marketing, Advertising
LOGIN_INFO .youtube.com Necessary
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE .youtube.com Necessary
intercom-id-ez7jrn1f .albacross.com Marketing, Advertising
prism_252312159 .albacross.com Marketing, Advertising
sbjs_migrations .albacross.com Marketing, Advertising
_fbp .albacross.com Marketing, Advertising
sbjs_current .albacross.com Marketing, Advertising
_gcl_au .albacross.com Marketing, Advertising
__hs_opt_out .hubspot.com Necessary
hs_c2l .hubspot.com Necessary
cf_clearance .hubspot.com Necessary
__cfduid .hsappstatic.net Necessary
hubspotutk .hubspot.com Necessary

Some of our business partners may use cookies on their sites. We have no access to or control over these cookies. This Cookie Policy covers the use of cookies by Columbus only; it does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

You can avoid cookies by changing your browser settings. You can also delete existing cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device by setting your browser to not accept cookies.

If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.

Contact Us

If you have any questions on the Cookie Policy, please contact us:

This Cookie Policy will be updated on an annual basis and when necessary due to changes in applicable law. When changes to this Cookie Policy will be posted, the date at the top of the policy will be revised.