Geckoboard Cookie Policy


Last updated 8 February 2019

At Geckoboard we’re committed to respecting your privacy. Below you’ll find information on our approach towards how we handle your personal data and the cookies we use, but as ever if you have any questions or feedback you can contact us on support@geckoboard.com.

About this Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains that we believe in being open and clear about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this Policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

This cookies policy applies to your use of:

  1. the website geckoboard.com, and
  2. the web and mobile application called ‘Geckoboard’,

(From here on out we’ll refer to both of these together as the “ platform”).

Our platform uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our platform. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our platform and also allows us to improve our platform.

By continuing to use our platform, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are stored in your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive about your usage of our website.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our platform to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our platform. Third parties serve cookies through our platform for analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

What cookies do we use?

Types of cookie Who serves these cookies How to refuse
Essential platform cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our platform to use some of the features like recognising whether you’re logged into Geckoboard.
Geckoboard Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the service to you, you cannot refuse them.You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”.
Performance and functionality cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our platform but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality like videos may become unavailable.
Typekit, Wistia To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”
Analytics and statistics:
These cookies help us understand how the users of our platform interact with it by reporting information on which pages they’re browsing, which elements of a page are being clicked, and so on. By analysing the data collected this way we are able to understand things like which pages of our website are the most popular, or how many users have created a dashboard in the last 24 hours so we can improve our service.
Google Analytics, Snowplow, Mixpanel To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?“ Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:
  • Google Analytics
  • Snowplow does not appear to provide an opt-out link for its analytics cookies. For more information about such cookies, please see this page.
  • Mixpanel
Marketing and advertising:
Occasionally we use marketing tools or run advertising campaigns on third party platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Quora. When we do, cookies enable us to track specific behaviors and better measure the success of these campaigns. These cookies are also used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Facebook Custom Audience, Google AdWords, LinkedIn Ads, Twitter Ads, Quora To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?“ Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our platform though your access to some functionality and areas may be restricted. The means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, below you’ll find a link to most popular browsers. If yours isn’t listed, visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Additionally, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

More information

If you have any questions about our policy please email us at support@geckoboard.com.