Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies like pixels, tags, web beacons, and other identifiers to help us personalize our website for you, remember your preferences,  understand how users are using our website or app, and help customize our marketing offerings.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating settings on your internet browser. However, please note that if you select such settings certain parts of our site may not work properly. The information we collect may include IP-addresses, browser version, number of visits, which pages you access and your viewing preferences.


A cookie is a small data file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful  because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service, for instance by storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognize you when you return to our site.

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Factlines can use both types of cookies. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted. We use the following types of cookies on our website:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for you to browse our website and use its features. Without these cookies, you will not be able to log in to our application.
  2. Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use our websites. This data may be used to help optimize our website and make it easier for you to navigate.
  3. Functional cookies. These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make while browsing and personalize your experience.
  4. Third Party cookies. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties other than Factlines. These cookies may be used on our website to improve our products or services or to help us provide more relevant advertising. These cookies are subject to the respective privacy policies for these external services.
  5. Analytics cookies. We use analytics cookies to help us understand things like how long a visitor stays on our website, what pages they find most useful, and how they arrived at factlines.com.

The cookies you might see when using our website and application

Cookie namesSourceDescription
__Secure-next-auth*, __Host-next-auth*, login-redirectThe Factlines PlatformAuthentication cookies. This is how we store your login information on the app itself.
auth0*Our login provider (Auth0)Authentication cookies. Only on login page.
fl_cookie_consentOur cookie consent solutionThis is how we store whether you have accepted non-essential cookies or not.
ph_phc_*Our analytics (Posthog)Non-essential. Used to understand how users interact with our application and website to improve their experience.
_gcl_au, NID, OGP, OGPC, SOCS, CONSENT, AEC, IDE, ar_debugGoogle Conversion Linker / Google Tag ManagerNon-essential. Only on website. Used by Google to let us know which of our ads actually sends people to our website.

How to control Cookie settings

Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may impair your overall user experience, as it will no longer be personalized to you. Some browsers offer a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal where you can indicate your preference regarding tracking and cross-site tracking. Although we do not currently employ technology that recognizes DNT signals, we will only process your Personal Information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Below you can learn about how to control cookie settings on popular web browsers:

Consent to cookies

In order to place cookies on your device, we require your consent. If you don’t want to receive cookies at all, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. Please note that if you continue to browse the site, you will be considered to have agreed to our use of cookies. You can withdraw your consent to our use of cookies at any time. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which have been set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies that have already been set.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. However, please note that if you select such settings you may be unable to access certain parts of our site or  certain content or functionality may not be available.

If you’d like to opt out of other third party cookies relating to behavioral advertising, please go to www.youronlinechoices.eu. Opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the company or companies from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.

Changes to our Privacy Agreement

Factlines may modify, alter or otherwise update our Privacy Policy at any time. When we update our Privacy Policy, we will revise the 'Last Update' date at the top of the Statement. If there are material changes to the Privacy Policy or in how Factlines uses your Personal Information, we will inform you either by posting a notice of such changes, prior to them taking place, or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time.