Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Welcome to TransferLab's Cookies Policy.

This Cookie Policy sets out the basis on which we, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 18/12/2020.

Essential cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. Non-essential cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. 

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies. 

About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website's server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user's website experience, and storing that user's preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either 'essential' or 'non-essential'.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website ('analytical' cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you ('advertising' cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either 'session' or 'persistent', depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third-party cookies

Cookies can be classified as 'first party' or 'third party'.

First-party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third-party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit

List of cookies used

Essential Cookies

These are cookies that are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

Source Name Purpose Type
TransferLab transferlab_session Cookie used in sessions creation - persistent. Session
CloudFlare __cfduid To identify trusted web traffic - persistent. 30 days
TransferLab XSRF-TOKEN Prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (XSRF/CSRF). Session
Laravel laravel_cookie_consent When users give their consent to let the website activate its cookies and trackers that process personal data. Session
TransferLab remember_web_ Persistent - used to remember a logged in user. Session
TransferLab referral  Persistent - used to keep track if the current user landed on the website via a referral link. Session

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly. You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected. For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Non-Essential Cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

Source Name Purpose Type
Google Analytics _ga, _gid To distinguish unique users, distinguish sessions for a user and throttle the request rate - session and persistent. Session
Google Tag Manager _ga, _gid Distinguish unique users, distinguish sessions for a user and throttle the request rate - session & persistent. Session
LinkedIn Advertising li_oatml Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn for advertising and analytics outside the Designated Countries and, for a limited time, advertising in the Designated Countries - persistent. Session
LinkedIn Advertisting lms_ads Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn in the Designated Countries for advertising - persistent. Session
LinkedIn Advertisting li_fat_id Member indirect identifier for Members for conversion tracking, retargeting and analytic - persistent. Session
LinkedIn Advertisting name _guid Used to identify a LinkedIn Member for advertising through Google Ads - persistent. Session
Facebook Ads Campaign dependent Advertising and Analytics - persistent. Session
HubSpot hstc Marketing Tracking - persistent. Session
HubSpot hubspotutk Marketing Tracking - persistent. Session
Trustpilot Amplitude_id Statistics - session. Session
Trustpilot hjid Statistic -, session. Session

Web beacons

We also embed web beacons in our marketing emails and on our website. Web beacons are small GIF image files that enable us to track your receipt of our marketing emails, how often you view our adverts or website pages, your location, IP address and browser information. Web beacons are activated whenever you open a marketing email or access a page on our website which contains a web beacon. Web beacons transmit data when you view them but are not capable of accessing any other information on your computer. Web beacons are not stored on your hard drive unless you download a GIF image containing them. 

Some (but not all) browsers enable you to restrict the use of web beacons by either preventing them from sending information back to their source (for example, when you choose browser settings that block cookies and trackers), or by not accessing the images containing them (for example, if you select a 'do not display images (in emails)' setting in your email server).

How to opt in or out

See the section entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Legal basis for processing:

We process the information we gather from the use of web beacons in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interest:

Analysing the effectiveness of our email marketing campaigns and website.

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting

Accepting or rejecting cookies

Cookie control tool

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. When you first visit our website you will see a bar at the top of the page that will allow you to Accept or Decline cookies. If you Decline, only Essential Cookies will be served - this could impact on your experience using the website.

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third-party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in 'incognito' mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third-party applications that you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Ad settings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google's ad settings page here  and by:

  • unticking the button entitled 'Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account'; and
  • switching the 'Ads Personalisation' setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: 

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: 

Web beacons

You can opt out of our use of web beacons in our marketing emails by emailing us.

Facebook Pixel

You can block Facebook Pixel using our cookie control tool by selecting the 'Decline' option.

Disconnect for Facebook

You can install a browser add-on tool called 'Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking'. This will stop Facebook tracking you on third party websites. You can install the too here:

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool

You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest-based ads by visiting, selecting your country, clicking 'Your Ad Choices', then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the 'Off' option.