Blade Cookies Policy
This Cookies Policy was last updated on January, 2023.
This cookies policy (the “Cookies Policy”) is designed to provide users who are in the EEA and Monaco (“you”) of Blade’s services made available on www.blade.com (the “Site”) and the Blade application (the “App”, together with the Site “our Services”) with clear information relating to the type of cookies and other technologies Blade France (for EEA users) or Blade Monaco (for Monaco users) (“Blade” or “we”) use, how we use them, and how you can control and manage them.
For the purpose of this Cookies Policy, Blade France is the controller in relation to the cookies set on devices of EEA users, and Blade Monaco is the controller in relation to the cookies set on devices of Monaco users.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto your device by the website or app you are visiting. The next time you visit the same website or app, cookies ensure that your device is recognized. By using cookies and similar technologies, such as pixel tags/beacons and scripts (“cookies”), websites can save information about visits and its visitors. Such information may include your IP address, the device you use and click behavior, such as the specific web pages you visit and how you navigate the website.
What type of cookies do we use and how do we use them?
Subject to your consent, where applicable, we may use both session cookies, which expire once you close your web browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them. We place some of the cookies ourselves (“first-party cookies”), while other cookies are placed by third parties (“third-party cookies”). This means that when you use our Services, third parties will also collect information from your browser and your devices (see below for further information).
Our Services use the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:
- Essential Cookies
These cookies are essential to provide you with Services available through our Site or App and to enable you to use some of its features. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our Services and help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, our Services may not work properly, and you may not be able to use all its features.
- Functional Cookies
We use these cookies to remember the choices you make when using our Services, such as remembering your login details and the changes you make to the customizable parts of our Services. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our Services. The information collected through these cookies is not used for marketing purposes.
- Analytics and Performance Cookies
These cookies are used to collect information on how you use our Services, including information about the pages you visited, how long you visited and if you experienced any errors. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. We use this information to help us improve the quality of our Services, gather broad demographic information and monitor the level of activity on our Services.
- Targeted and Advertising Cookies
These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third-party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts that we think will be relevant to your interest while you are on third-party websites.
You can disable cookies that remember your browsing habits and target advertising at you by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still receive adverts, but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to remove cookies from the companies listed at the above link, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, so you may still receive some cookies and tailored adverts from companies that are not listed.
- Social Media Cookies
These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Services or you link your account or engage with our content or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
The social network will record that you have done this.
Click here to view a list of all first-party cookies and third-party cookies used through the Services, as well as to find the link to the privacy policies of third parties, including Google Analytics, which, in the context of your use of the Services, may collect and process your personal data for their own purposes as independent controllers.
Disabling cookies and manage cookie preferences
In addition to your ability to refuse all non-essential cookies through the cookie banner available through our Services and to opt-out easily and at any time through the dedicated link put at your disposal through the Services, you can generally manage your cookies preferences and block, limit, or delete cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings,” “help,” “tools,” or “edit” facility). Alternatively, the following links provide instructions to manage your cookies preferences:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Enabling+and+disabling+cookies