Cookie Policy

The Hachiko website sets a number of tracking cookies when you visit our site to better understand viewer behaviour. If you visit our site, the cookies below will be set on your browser. You can learn more about the cookies by reading below.

Necessary cookies

__hs_opt_out

  • This cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the visitor to accept cookies again.
  • This cookie is set when you give visitors the choice to opt out of cookies.
  • It contains the string “yes” or “no”.
  • It expires in 13 months.

__hs_do_not_track

  • This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot.
  • Setting this cookie is different from opting out of cookies, as it still allows anonymised information to be sent to HubSpot.
  • It contains the string “yes”.
  • It expires in 13 months.

__hs_initial_opt_in

  • This cookie is used to prevent the banner from always displaying when visitors are browsing in strict mode.
  • It contains the string “yes” or “no”.
  • It expires in seven days.

__hs_cookie_cat_pref

  • This cookie is used to record the categories a visitor consented to.
  • It contains data on the consented categories.
  • It expires in 13 months.

hs_ab_test

  • This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before.
  • It contains the id of the A/B test page and the id of the variation that was chosen for the visitor.
  • It expires at the end of the session.

<id>_key

  • When visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login again.
  • The cookie name is unique for each password-protected page.
  • It contains an encrypted version of the password so future visits to the page will not require the password again.
  • It expires in 14 days.

hs-messages-is-open

  • This cookie is used to determine and save whether the chat widget is open for future visits.
  • It is set in your visitor’s browser when they start a new chat, and resets to re-close the widget after 30 minutes of inactivity.
  • It contains a boolean value of True if present.
  • It expires in 30 minutes.

hs-messages-hide-welcome-message

  • This cookie is used to prevent the chat widget welcome message from appearing again for one day after it is dismissed.
  • It contains a boolean value of True or False.
  • It expires in one day. 

__hsmem

  • This cookie is set when visitors log in to a HubSpot-hosted site.
  • It contains encrypted data that identifies the membership user when they are currently logged in.
  • It expires in one year. 

hs-membership-csrf

  • This cookie is used to ensure that content membership logins cannot be forged.
  • It contains a random string of letters and numbers used to verify that a membership login is authentic.
  • It expires at the end of the session.

hs_langswitcher_choice

  • This cookie is used to save the visitor’s selected language choice when viewing pages in multiple languages.
  • It gets set when an end user selects a language from the language switcher and is used as a language preference to redirect them to sites in their chosen language in the future, if they are available.
  • It contains a colon delimited string with the ISO639 language code choice on the left and the top level private domain it applies to on the right. An example will be “EN-US:hubspot.com”.
  • It expires in two years.

__cfduid

  • This cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider, Cloudflare. It helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to your website and minimises blocking legitimate users.
  • It may be placed on your visitors’ devices to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.
  • Learn more about this cookie from Cloudflare.
  • It is a session cookie that lasts a maximum of 30 days.

__cfruid

This cookie is set by HubSpot’s CDN provider because of their rate limiting policies. Learn more about Cloudflare cookies. It expires at the end of the session.

Analytics cookies

These are non-essential cookies controlled by the cookie banner. If you’re a visitor to our site, you can opt out of these cookies by not giving consent.

__hstc

  • The main cookie for tracking visitors.
  • It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
  • It expires in 13 months.

hubspotutk

  • This cookie keeps track of a visitor’s identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
  • It contains an opaque GUID to represent the current visitor.
  • It expires in 13 months.

__hssc

  • This cookie keeps track of sessions.
  • This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie.
  • It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
  • It expires in 30 minutes.

__hssrc

  • Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser.
  • If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.
  • It contains the value “1” when present.
  • It expires at the end of the session.

Functionality cookies

Chatflow cookie

This is the cookie used for the chatflows tool. If you’re a visitor, this allows you to chat with a representative on the site. Visitors can also accept or decline this cookie on the site cookie banner.

messagesUtk

  • This cookie is used to recognise visitors who chat with you via the chatflows tool. If the visitor leaves your site before they’re added as a contact, they will have this cookie associated with their browser.
  • If you chat with a visitor who later returns to your site in the same cookied browser, the chatflows tool will load their conversation history. The cookie is controlled by the Consent to collect chat cookies setting in your chatflow.
  • If this setting is disabled, the cookie is controlled by the Consent to process setting in your chatflow.
  • HubSpot will not drop the messagesUtk cookie for visitors who have been identified through the Visitor Identification API. The analytics cookie banner will not be impacted.
  • This cookie will be specific to a subdomain and will not carry over to other subdomains. For example, the cookie dropped for info.example.com will not apply to the visitor when they visit www.example.com, and vice versa. 
  • It contains an opaque GUID to represent the current chat user.
  • It expires in 13 months.

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