Cookie Policy

This page, with our Privacy Statement, details our use of cookies on this website (the “Website”). By using the Website, you indicate that you accept the terms of this Cookies Policy and our Privacy Policy and you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these, please do not use the Website. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Any changes to this Cookies Policy will be disclosed by updating this page from time to time.

What are Cookies?

Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.

Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website's server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page. For more information see:

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Source Cookie Name Purpose Comments
Alexa Analytics __asc
These Alexa analytics cookies are used to track and report information to the Alexa analytics service. Overview of privacy statement at Alexa
Google Analytics __utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Overview of Privacy Statement at Google
Google Analytics APISID
Used by Google for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant and personalised content and Google advertisements Overview of Privacy Statement at Google
Google Authentication G_AUTHUSER_H
These Cookies are set by google as part of using Google Authentication. They are used to authenticate users, protect user data from unauthorized parties, as well as remember your preferences Overview of Privacy Statement at Google
DoubleClick IDE Google’s Doubleclick uses cookies for targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online advertisements. Overview of Privacy Statement at Google
Facebook Advertising _fbp
This cookie is used by facebook to deliver personalised advertisements to users who may have already visited the Website using Facebook Advertising Overview of Cookie Policy at Facebook _sosv_miskatonic_session This cookie is used to track guest users that have logged into their LinkedIn/Angellist profiles when requesting a company introduction. We take basic profile information from LinkedIn/Angellist to pre-populate fields on the introduction form that when submitted get saved in our CRM as a contact (name/email/position etc). Privacy Statement cookie:accepted This cookie is used to track guest users that have accepted the usage of cookies on this website. Privacy Statement cookie:nickname This cookie is used to save the preferred name for the user when interacting with the website. Privacy Statement cookie:newsletter-accepted This cookie is used to track users that have accepted opted-in or opted-out of the SOSV monthly newsletter Privacy Statement cookie:visit This cookie is used to track visits to event pages in order to prevent redirecting loops. Privacy Statement auth._token.local
These cookies are used to track authenticated users in the SOSV website ( Privacy Statement community_token This cookie is used to track authenticated users in SOSV's Community Portal. Privacy Statement _jacaranda_key This cookie is used to track authenticated users in SOSV's Forfounder application. Privacy Statement requester_name
These cookies are used to save user details for autofilling the company introduction form. Privacy Statement MC_VISIT
These cookies are used to track visitors that have arrived at through our marketing campaigns and/or social media channels. Privacy Statement

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Last updated: 16 December 2020