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Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 15 December 2019
Effective Date: 01 January 2020

Linode uses cookies and similar technologies to enhance your experience and interactions with Linode services, including our websites, which link to the Linode Terms of Service. The purpose of this Cookie Policy (“Policy”) is to educate you about the types of cookies that are utilized by Linode and to inform you about your cookie management options.  

By using or continuing to use a Service, including without limitation any Linode operated website which links to the Terms of Services, you or the entity you represent accept and consent to the rights, obligations, and practices described in this Policy.

User Choice 

Linode is committed to the principles of user consent and choice and encourages you to determine your preferred experience when interacting with Linode. To this end, you may learn more about customizing the cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, local storage, scripts, and other analytical tools (collectively “Cookies”) used in connection with the Services under the “Managing and  Disabling Cookies” section of the Cookie Notice, as well as in section 2 of the Additional Terms. Please note, disabling certain Cookies may partially or entirely prevent you from using some services. 

Cookie Notice 

  • Scope. This Policy describes the ways  Linode LLC and Linode International Services Company (collectively “Linode”) uses Cookies. This Policy forms a part of the Linode Terms of Service and is Supplemental Use Policy thereunder. All capitalized terms not expressly defined in this Policy shall have the meaning found in the Master Services Agreement. 
  • Types of Cookies. A cookie is a data file that is distributed by an online service provider and stored on your device as a result of your web browsing activities. Cookies can exist in a temporary or persistent state, and serve a wide variety of purposes. The types of Cookies used by Linode in connection to the Services are as follows: 
    • Strictly Necessary Cookies. This type of Cookie is required for your navigation and basic operation of a Service and its features (a “Strictly Necessary Cookie”). Disabling a Strictly Necessary Cookie may partially or entirely render a Service inaccessible or otherwise unavailable.  
    • Functional Cookies. This type of  Cookie collects Data that you previously provided to Linode, such as user name, login, and other saved preferences, and allows Linode to provide you with a personalized and streamlined experience when using a Service (a “Functional Cookie”). Disabling a Functional Cookie may partially render a Service inaccessible or otherwise unavailable. 
    • Performance Cookies. This type of Cookie collects Data on the sources of your Service interactions, such as traffic metrics and platform information, and allows Linode to improve Service performance (a “Performance Cookie”). Disabling a Performance Cookie may render you ineligible for certain Linode Supplemental Programs. 
    • Analytical Cookies. This type of Cookie collects Data on how you interact with a Service, such as duration of your use and the Service features used by you, and allows Linode to improve Service accessibility and efficiency (an “Analytical Cookie”). Disabling an Analytical Cookie may render you ineligible for certain Linode Supplemental Programs.
    • Marketing Cookies. This type of Cookie collects Data to influence the type of marketing content that is directed at you and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns (a “Marketing Cookie”). Disabling a Marketing Cookie may render you ineligible for certain Linode Supplemental Programs. 
    • Third Party Cookies. This type of Cookie collects Data on behalf of authorized third parties, such as social media and subprocessor providers, and are not distributed by Linode ( a “Third Party Cookie”). Disabling a Third Party Cookie may render you ineligible for certain Linode Supplemental Programs. 
  • Managing or Disabling Cookies. You may manage the storage of Cookies on your device by customizing your browser settings or, if you do not agree to the use of a Cookie described in this Policy, may set your browser to reject all or select technologies. You can also withdraw your consent to existing Cookies by deleting the cookies that have already been stored. Please note, Linode cannot ensure that a Service will function as intended if you elect to disable Cookies on your device. 
  • Disclosure of Cookies.
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cfduid Strictly Necessary 29 days Link
fbp Facebook Marketing 90 days Link
ga Google Analytics Marketing 2 years Link
gid Marketing 24 hours Link
gcl_au Marketing 90 days Link
hssc Hubspot Analytical 30 minutes Link
hssrc Functional Session Link
hstc Performance 13 months Link
hubspotuk Functional 13 months Link
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mkto_trk Analytical 2 years Link
distillery Wistia Functional 1 hour Link
loglevel Functional Persistent Link
wistia Functional Persistent Link
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Additional Terms 

  1. Applicability. This Policy applies to you and your Covered Users with respect to the Services. You shall be responsible for: (i) informing your other Covered Users, if any, of the existence of this Policy, as well as any amendments, updates, or modifications made to this Policy; and (ii) agreeing to this Policy, as amended, updated or modified from time to time, on behalf of all Covered Users. This Policy forms a part of the Linode Terms of Service and is a Supplemental Use Policy thereunder. All capitalized terms not expressly defined in this Policy shall have the meaning found in the Master Services Agreement. 
  2. Browsers. Linode is unable to provide browser support and requests that you consult your browser’s help function for specific Cookie management assistance. For your convenience, links to the user manuals of numerous browsers have been listed below. 
  3. Changes. Amendments to this Policy may be made at any time and you should check back frequently for any changes. Linode shall have the right and ability to amend this Policy at Linode's sole and absolute discretion, and any amendments herein shall be effective within fourteen (14) days of being posted by Linode or by your continued use of the Services, whichever later.