What are cookies?

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Cookies on Imperial Plexus

Cookies help to improve the user experience on Imperial Plexus.

What exactly are they used for? Below is the list of all cookies and their purpose on the platform:

  • Add to calendar – For the button “Add to calendar” an event
  • Keep active session  To not ask the user to connect again
  • The user ID  In order to identify the user connected
  • User first connexion  To identify if it is the first connection of the user
  • Stripe #1  For online payment
  • Stripe #2  For online payment
  • Identify the user session  To identify the user connected and send them to their profile
  • Admin – To identify which admin a user is
  • User search  Used for the user search
  • Intercom  For Hivebrite commercial uses
  • Google analytics #1  For tracking traffic
  • Google analytics #2  For tracking traffic
  • Google analytics #3  For tracking traffic
  • Last Linkedin synchronization date  To ask the user to synchronize their Linkedin profile