Effective Date: January 21, 2020

This notice applies to our looker.com websites ("Site"), including:

looker.com docs.looker.com lpn.looker.com de.looker.com
help.looker.com discover.looker.com community.looker.com fr.looker.com
info.looker.com training.looker.com ja.looker.com

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on users' devices to monitor how users interact with websites and other online services. Pixel tags, also called web beacons or single-pixel gifs, tag a graphic on a web page or in an email message that tracks pages viewed or email messages opened. Logs are continuous digital records of events and interactions that occur on a website. Cookies, pixel tags, and/or logs can be used to identify your IP address, browser type, domain name, and specific web pages through which you click and/or email messages you open.

What type of cookies does Looker use?

There are different ways that we describe types of cookies and why we use them. They can be described by who created and placed them and how long they last. Some important characteristics of cookies include the following:

Cookie Characteristics What it Does
First party cookies These are created and/or placed by Looker.
Third party cookies These are created and placed by cookie providers other than Looker. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties. You can control how your information is shared with some third party cookie providers by using Looker’s consent tool.
Session cookies These are temporary cookies that may be placed by Looker or a cookie service provider. Session cookies are erased once you close your browser.
Persistent cookies Persistent or permanent cookies stay on your device until you manually delete them, update your preferences, or until your browser deletes them based on the duration period specified in the persistent cookie file.

Why does Looker's Site use cookies?

Cookies, pixel tags, and/or logs may be used for different purposes, including:

Purpose What it Does
Essential cookies These may be placed by Looker or a cookie placed by a service provider we contract with because they are necessary to allow the website to function properly while you navigate and use its features and services.
Preference cookies These may be placed by Looker or a cookie placed by a service provider we contract with to enable our websites to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
Performance cookies These may be placed by Looker or a cookie placed by a service provider we contract with to collect data on the performance and statistics of a website such as the number of visitors, the time spent on the website and error messages. This allows us to optimize, personalize and/or improve your experience and/or the performance of our Site.
Marketing cookies These may be placed by a service provider we contract with to enable another website to send you personalized advertising about Looker or related products. In some cases, a cookie provider that is also known as a “third party” may place advertising cookies that track you across different websites that do not belong to us. They also enable marketing-related communications with you (subject to compliance with the requirements of applicable law); and to allow advertising delivered to you to be more relevant. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties.

Who are the Service Provider and Third Party cookie providers that place cookies on Looker's Site?

We can also describe the type of cookie providers that provide and manage the cookies that Looker uses. Refer below to our cookie table for a sample of our third-party cookies. This information is updated from time to time, but may not reflect our most current usage of cookies.

Cookie Provider Cookie Name
Amazon Web Services AWSELB
Drift DFTT_END_USER_PREV_BOOTSTRAPPED; driftt_aid; driftt_sid
Google Analytics _ga; _gat; _gat_UA; _gid
LinkedIn bcookie
Marketo __d_mkto; _mkto_trk
MotionPoint EL_PREF
SalesForce Acq_cmpid; last_acq_cmpid
Uberflip Uf_privacy_prefs; ufas; _ufav; ufentry; _MGZ
Vimeo vuid
ZenDesk _zendesk_session; _zendesk_shared_session

For information on how the Looker Platform uses cookies, please visit:

How can I manage cookies?

There are several services available that can assist you with managing your cookie preferences, including browser settings and plug-ins, industry groups and standards associations, and tools provided by the cookie providers and social media sites. Below are ways to manage and block cookies. Please note that Looker has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, the below third party websites.

Industry Groups and Standards Associations
These self regulating organizations establish and enforce responsible privacy practices for digital marketing, and also provide information and control to consumers over their data. You may opt-out from cookies by visiting the following advertising industry websites. By opting out of interest-based advertising cookies, you will no longer receive ads that have been tailored to your interests, although you will continue to receive advertising online.
Group/Association Description Link to Cookie Preferences
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) NAI is a non-profit organization that is the leading self-regulatory association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising. http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) The DAA consumer choice tools apply provides opt-outs to interest-based advertising and other applicable uses of Web-viewing data by DAA participating companies. http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN#completed
Other Tools
Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on Google Analytics may collect information regarding your use of other websites, apps and online resources. Learn more about Google’s practices at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Google provides a downloadable browser add-on for exercising your opt-out rights regarding Google Analytics. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Disable Cookies in Web Browsers
Most web browsers allow you to erase cookies on your computer, disable cookies from your computer, or notify you when a cookie is stored on your computer. If you choose to disable or block certain cookies or pixel tags, you may experience decreased functionality with parts of the Site. Remember to set your cookie preferences for each browser and each device that you use to access Looker’s Site by accessing these setting, usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser.
Chrome Clear, enable, and manage cookies. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform=Desktop
Firefox Disable third party cookies. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-third-party-cookies
Internet Explorer Delete and manage cookies. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Opera Manage web preferences, including cookies, https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/
Safari Manage cookies on your Mac. https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
More Information
allaboutcookies.org Resource about cookies and managing them, and web browser security tools, created by the Online Privacy Alliance. https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
Your Online Choices This website supports a pan-European initiative to enhance transparency and control for online behavioural advertising. http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/