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Silverfin - Cookie Policy

Last updated: 6 December 2021

Deze cookieverklaring is momenteel enkel in het Engels beschikbaar. Wenst u een Nederlandstalige versie van deze cookieverklaring, gelieve dan contact op te nemen met legal@silverfin.com. Cette déclaration de cookies n’est actuellement disponible qu’en anglais. Si vous souhaitez recevoir une version française de cette déclaration de cookies, veuillez contacter legal@silverfin.com.
You can find our archived Silverfin Cookie Policies in pdf format here.



2.1 “Cookies” you say?

Cookies, also known as ‘HTTP cookies’, ‘web cookies’ or ‘browser cookies’, are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer or mobile device through your browser when you visit a website, resp. use a mobile application. When you surf the same website later on, the data stored in that cookie can be retrieved by the website in order to notify the website of the last activity.
Cookies were designed as a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the status of the website or the previous activity of a certain user. They help us to optimise your visit to the Website, to remember technical choices (e.g. choice of language, newsletter, etc.) and to offer more relevant services and offers.

If you wish to consult/use the Website to its full potential, Silverfin encourages you to enable cookies (See Section 4 on how to enable/disable cookies).

2.2 Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies, based on their (i) duration, (ii) provenance or (iii) processing purpose:

Based on duration
Session cookies: these cookies allow a user's actions to be simplified and linked to each other during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser screen and ends when the user closes the browser screen. Session cookies are placed temporarily. As soon as you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies;
Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on your hard drive until you erase them or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date.
Based on provenance
First-party cookies: these cookies are placed by the owner of the visited website;
Third-party cookies: these cookies are placed by a domain name other than the one of the website visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a third party places a cookie through that website, then this is to be considered a third party cookie (e.g. cookies placed by Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook).
Based on processing purpose
Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are essential for you to browse a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies;
Functional cookies (or “preference cookies”) these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in;
Analytical cookies (or “statistical cookies”) these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited;
Targeting cookies (or “tracking/marketing cookies”) these cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.



Name Provider Description Retention
__cfruid silverfin.com Part of the services provided by Cloudflare – including load balancing, deliverance of website content and serving DNS connection for website operators. Session
__cf_bm hubspot.com Used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the Website, as it allows to 1 day
make valid reports on the use of the Website.
test_cookie doubleclick.net Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. 1 day
Name Provider Description Retention
loglevel silverfin.com Maintains settings and outputs when using the Developer Tools Console on the current session. Persistent
lang ads.linkedin.com This cookie remembers the user’s selected language version of the Website. Session
Name Provider Description Retention
_ga silverfin.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the Website. 2 years
_ga_# silverfin.com Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the Website as well as date for the first and most recent visit. 2 years
_gat silverfin.com Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 1 day
_gid silverfin.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the Website. 1 day
AnalyticsSyncHistory linkedin.com Used in connection with data-synchronization with third-party analysis service. 29 days
wistia silverfin.com Collects data on visitor interaction with the Website’s video content. This data is used to make the Website’s video-content more relevant towards visitors. Persistent
wistia silverfin.com Used by the website to track the visitor’s use of video content. The cookie roots from Wistia, which provides video-software to websites. Persistent
wistia-video-progress-# silverfin.com Used by the website to track the visitor’s use of video content. The cookie roots from Wistia, which provides video-software to websites. Persistent
Note: no targeting cookies are used on the Silverfin Platform
Name Provider Description Retention
__ptq.gif hubspot.com Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session
bcookie linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 years
bscookie linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 years
IDE doubleclick.net Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the Website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. 1 year
lang linkedin.com Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded “Follow us” panel. Session
lidc linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 1 day
pagead/1p-user-list/# google.com Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral fees between websites. Session
UserMatchHistory linkedin.com Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisements based on the visitor’s preferences. 29 days



4.1 Your cookie preferences

When you visit our Website for the first time, you will be prompted via our cookie banner to indicate whether you agree to enable non-strictly necessary cookies.  You have the possibility to access this Cookie Policy before doing so.

Please note that you can change your cookie preferences at all times by going to our “cookie preference banner”. You can access our cookie preference banner here.

Please keep in mind that limiting or blocking the use of cookies may negatively impact your experience with respect to our Website.

4.2 Via browser settings

You can also modify your browser settings to decline certain cookies and/or to delete cookies that are already installed on your computer or mobile device. There are several possibilities to avoid the storage of cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how you can block the storage of cookies. Here you can find such websites regarding the most common browsers:

Please realise that when you decide to delete all your cookies, you probably will have to fill in all your usernames and passwords again on the websites you visit, where before the cookies stored your passwords for you. As already mentioned, cookies have benefits to your surfing experience on the web.

4.3 More information?

If you want to know more about cookies, please visit the site: What are cookies? | Cookies & You (cookiesandyou.com). This website provides more information on cookies, explains in detail how to delete the cookies and shows you how you can allow familiar websites to store cookies on your device.


Silverfin may alter, amend or update this Cookie Policy as deemed necessary to accommodate the use of new/different cookies, changes in technology, industry practice and legal or regulatory development, etc. When posting a new version on the Website, Silverfin will indicate the revision date at the beginning of this Cookie Policy.

Once a new cookie policy is implemented, your consent regarding the use of cookies (with the exception of strictly necessary cookies) will be requested again in our cookie banner.


If you have any further questions about this Cookie Policy or its implementation, you may always contact legal@silverfin.com.

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