Cookie Policy

Updated: April 14, 2021

See also: Diffbot’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Cookies are small text files that are stored in a computer’s web browser memory. They help website providers with things like understanding how people use a website, remembering a User’s login details, and storing website preferences. This page explains how we use cookies and other similar technologies to help us ensure that our Services function properly, prevent fraud and other harm, and analyze and improve the Services in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Any capitalized term used and not otherwise defined below has the meaning assigned to it in the Privacy Policy.

How We Use Cookies

Cookies play an important role in helping us provide personal, effective, and safe Services. We use cookies on our website. We change the cookies periodically as we improve or add to our Services, but we generally use cookies for the following purposes:

To Operate Our Services

Some cookies are essential to the operation of our website and Services. We use those cookies in a number of different ways, including:

  • Authentication. We use cookies to remember Your login state so You don’t have to login as You navigate through our site and Your dashboard. For example, when You log into Your Diffbot dashboard account, we use a cookie so that You don’t have to login again as You navigate throughout the website.
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection. Cookies and similar technologies that we deploy through websites and the Services help us learn things about computers and web browsers used to access the Services. This information helps us monitor for and detect potentially harmful or illegal use of our Services.
  • Site Features and Services. We use cookies to remember how You prefer to use our Services so that You don’t have to reconfigure Your settings each time You log into Your account.

To Analyze and Improve Our Services

Cookies help us understand how to make our website and Services work better for You. Cookies tell us how people reach our website and they give us insights into improvements or enhancements we need to make to our website and Services.

For Better Advertising

Cookies can help us provide more effective advertising. For example, we might use a cookie to help prevent You from seeing the same advertisement multiple times or to measure how many times an advertisement is viewed or clicked on.

How We Use Other Technologies

Pixel tags.

Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used in connection with some Services to, among other things, track the actions of Users (such as email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.

Third-Party Analytics

We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies, to collect and analyze information about use of the Services and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps and online resources. You can learn about Google’s practices on the Google website. Please refer to the table below for more on how we use third party analytics.

How To Manage Cookies

Your web browser may allow You to change Your cookie preferences, including to delete and disable Diffbot cookies. Please consult the help section of Your web browser or follow the links below to understand Your options, but please note that if You choose to disable the cookies, some features of our website or Services may not operate as intended.

Cookie Table

Cookies that we commonly use are listed below. This list is not an exhaustive list, but it describes the main reasons we typically set cookies.

Cookie Name Type Purpose Term
JSESSIONID Strictly Necessary General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. Session
OptanonConsent Strictly Necessary This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. 1 Year
__cfduid Strictly Necessary Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 Month
_ga Performance Used to distinguish users by Google Analytics – third-party analytics cookies: google analytics for statistical purposes. Type of data processed: IP addresses. To maximize the privacy of users / visitors, we use the “masking IP” feature, which imposes on the system the darkening of the last 8 digits of the IP address of the user / visitor before any type of processing is performed, making in fact the analyzed Purpose: to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit our site, to process statistics. 2 Years
inbound_fields Performance Used to display demo data visualizations by Flourish Studio 1 Month
_fbp Targeting Set by Facebook to allow Diffbot to measure the impact and efficacy of Facebook advertising. May also be used by Facebook to track and deliver advertising products. 3 Months
UserMatchHistory Targeting This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain. 1 Month