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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 your computer by web page servers. They enable the website owner to distinguish you from other users of the website. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses and they cannot enable us to access your 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 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
vc addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
na_id addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
di2 addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
ouid addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
uid addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
uvc addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
um addthis.com Marketing, Advertising
bt2 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 a question about this 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.

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