Cookie Policy

Updated May 2018

We use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, mobile device IDs and similar files or technologies to collect and store the information we automatically collect about your computer, device, and use of the [Website]. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.


If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them using the instructions in this cookie policy, by following the 'opt-out' links provided below or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from the Website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.

What Is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a certain webpage. Cookies are then sent back to the originating webpage on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make the Website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Website.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

  • First party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device.
  • Third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies for functionality and performance/analytics purposes.

NESsT’s Website is hosted by Squarespace, a third-party Website hosting and management platform. Squarespace is the technical provider of the cookies implemented on NESsT’s Website. Squarespace uses cookies to track user interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our Website. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. The reports disclose Website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can learn more about Squarespace’s cookie policy and opt out at

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the Website to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

We use cookies to:

  • track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with the Website;
  • understand the total number of visitors to our Website on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac OS) used by our visitors; and
  • monitor the performance of the the Website and to continually improve it; and
  • customize and enhance your online experience.

How Do We Use Cookies?

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

The types of cookies used by us in connection with the Website can be classified into one of three categories:

  • Essential and Functional Cookies
  • Analytics and Performance Cookies
  • Social Media Cookies

You may opt out of cookies at any time by following the instructions provided in the next session "How to Control or Delete Cookies" (see below).

Essential and Functional Cookies

Essential cookies are required to provide you with the Website and any services available through this Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.

Functional cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the Website to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Website, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided. For example, these cookies allow us to: 

  • Remember settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colors;
  • Show you when you are logged in; and
  • Store accessibility options.

Squarespace serves the following cookies on our behalf to allow you to navigate and use key features on our site. 

  1. Cookie Name: Crumb  |  Duration: Session  |  Purpose: Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.
  2. Cookie Name: RecentRedirect  |  Duration: 30 minutes  |  Purpose: Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects.
  3. Cookie Name: Locked  |  Duration: Session  |  Purpose: Prevents the password-protected screen from displaying if a visitor enters the correct site-wide password.
  4. Cookie Name: squarespace-popup-overlay  |  Duration: Persistent  |  Purpose: Prevents the Promotional Pop-Up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it
  5. Cookie Name: squarespace-announcement-bar  |  Duration: Persistent  |  Purpose: Prevents the Announcement Bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Analytics and Performance Cookies

We use analytics and performance cookies to analyze how our Website is accessed, used or is performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Website. For example, these cookies allow us to: 

  • Better understand our Website visitors so that we can improve how we present our content;
  • Test different design ideas for particular pages, such as our homepage;
  • Collect information about Website visitors such as where they are located and what browsers they are using;
  • Determine the number of unique users of the Website; and
  • Improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur.

Squarespace serves the following Analytics and Performance cookies on our behalf to collect information about how visitors interact with our Website. 

  1. Cookie Name: ss_cid  |  Duration: 2 years  |  Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
  2. Cookie Name: ss_cvr  | Duration: 2 years  | Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
  3. Cookie Name: ss_cvisit  |  Duration: 30 minutes  |  Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
  4. Cookie Name: ss_cvt  |  Duration: 30 minutes  |  Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
  5. Cookie Name: ss_cpvisit  |  Duration: 2 years  |  Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
  6. Cookie Name: ss_cookieAllowed  |  Duration: 30 days  |  Purpose: Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies

Social Media Cookies

On some pages of our Website, third parties that provide applications through our Website may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of their applications or customize applications for you. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on our Website (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us. Some pages of our Website may also contain embedded content, such as video content from YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies.

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies, and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Website.

Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.

If you only want to limit third-party advertising cookies, you can turn such cookies off by visiting the following links:

Please bear in mind that there are many more companies listed on these sites than those that drop cookies via the Website.

If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

How to Control or Delete Cookies

Changes to This Cookie Policy

We will occasionally update this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Cookie Policy, we will revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this Cookie Policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use and/or share information held in cookies, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Website. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Cookie Policy or any of our other policies.

Need More Information?

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:


You may contact NESsT with any questions or concerns about this cookie policy or our data collection practices:

By mail, phone or email:

NESsT, Inc.
2323 Broadway
Oakland, California 94612

Phone: 1-503-704-9195


Users in the EU may also contact NESsT’s EU Representative:

NESsT EUROPE Public Benefit Nonprofit Ltd. (Hungary)
Berzenczey utca 19. III/7
1094 Budapest, Hungary

Attention: Ms. Éva Vörös

Phone: +36-1-267-02-31


For assistance by email, please reference this cookie policy in your subject line.