Last Updated: September 5, 2018
Gorilla Expense and other members of Gorilla Expense’s family of companies (“Gorilla Expense”, “we,” “us” or “our”) use “cookies” and other technologies (collectively, “cookies”) when you download, register with, or use Gorilla Expense’s websites, services and applications (collectively, the “Services”).
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website, and cookies save your information such as your user ID and your other preferences. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES?
There are different types of cookies, and they are usually divided into the following categories. Please note, however, that we will not use all of these types of cookies on every site you visit, and that some cookies fit into multiple categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of the Services. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Services. Without these cookies, services you have requested (for example, your cart or e-billing) cannot be provided. These cookies enable services you have specifically requested.
- Performance/analytical cookies. These cookies allow us to collect information about how users use the Services. For example, these cookies recognize and count the number of users and analyze how these users move around the Services when they are using them. Using these cookies helps us to improve the way the Services work. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. These cookies collect anonymized information on the Services you have accessed.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to the Services and to allow the Services to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in). Using these cookies enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences. For instance, one of our websites may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect are typically anonymized and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites These cookies remember choices you make to improve your user experience.
- “Targeting” or advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver advertisements relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see such advertisements and messages, as well as to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. These cookies are usually placed by advertising networks with the permission of the relevant site owner. They remember that you have visited a site, and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
CAN YOU LIMIT OR DISABLE COOKIES?
The cookies we use are designed to help you get the most from the Services, but if you do not wish to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings or to fully disable cookies. In addition, your mobile operating system may let you opt out from having certain device identifiers used for interest-based advertising.
Instructions on how to change your cookie settings or to disable cookies will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In addition, you should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer for information on how to change your cookie settings. This information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device. And, of course, if your mobile device offers an “deinstall” process, you can always stop us from collecting information through the Gorilla Expense app by deinstalling it.
To understand the browser-based settings, the following links may be helpful; otherwise, you should use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.
Deleting or blocking cookies using the above mechanisms may not be effective for all types of tracking technologies, such as Local Storage Objects (LSOs) like Flash objects or HTML5.
We are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time.
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
These are the cookies we use in connection with the Services:
|ARRAffinity||gorillaexpense.azurewebsites.netwww.gorillaexpense.com||Strictly necessary||Session||ARRAffinity is a cookie used to affinitize a client to an instance of an Azure Web application (e.g., if an app is scaled out to 10 instances, and a user accesses it from their browser, the ARRAffinity cookie helps keep the user going back to the same app instance, instead of getting a random instance each time. This can be useful for some apps that keep user state in memory.|
|NID||google.com||Strictly necessary||6 Months||Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g., English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g., 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.|
|PHPSESSID||www.gorillaexpense.com||Strictly necessary||Session||This is a general purpose PHP identifier used to maintain user session variables.|
|TawkConnectionTime||www.gorillaexpense.com||Performance||1 year||This allows our live chat feature to work.|
|tawkUUID||va.tawk.to||Performance||179 days||This cookie is used to collect information about how the visitor interacts with the live chat function on the website.|
|__cfduid||tawk.to||Performance||1 Year||This third party cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address from which the visitor is coming. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personal information.|
|ss||va.tawk.to||Performance||Session||This allows our live chat feature to work.|
|TawkWindowName||gorillaexpense.com||Performance||Session||This allows our live chat feature to work.|
|twk_5ad36c89227d3d7edc23f25f||gorillaexpense.com||Performance||Persistent||This allows our live chat feature to work.|
|_gid||gorillaexpense.com||Performance||Session||This cookie is used for Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.|
|tfw_exp||twitter.com||Performance||14 days||This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for social media.|
|GPS||youtube.com||Strictly necessary||Session||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.|
|PREF||youtube.com||Performance||8 Month||The PREF cookie remembers basic preferences, such as choice of language, format of search results, how to display information.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Performance||179 days||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.|
|YSC||youtube.com||Strictly necessary||Session||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what YouTube videos a user has seen.|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Performance||1 Year||Used by Google Double Click to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|vuid||vimeo.com||Performance||2 Years||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Performance||Session||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Performance||Session||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.|
|yt.innertube::requests||youtube.com||Performance||Persistent||This cookie shares information with YouTube|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||www.gorillaexpense.info||Strictly necessary||Session||This is a session-related cookie used in the .NET platform.When a user connects to an ASP.NET application, a unique session ID will be affiliated with the user. If nothing is put in the session, however, no cookie will be sent to the browser. This means that the user will get a new session ID the next time a new URL is opened or the page is refreshed. If something is put on the session (HttpContext.Current.Session[“Hello] = “hello”), however, ASP.NET will issue a cookie called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie contains the user’s session ID, and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).|
|.ASPXROLES||www.gorillaexpense.info||Strictly necessary||Session||This is the cookie used to cache role names. The default is “.ASPXROLES”.|
|.ASPXAUTH||www.gorillaexpense.info||Strictly necessary||Session||If a user’s interactions with the HTML login URL have allowed the TSWPP server to establish the user’s identity, the remote server should generate a cookie that identifies the user and allows authentication to the server. The contents of the cookie should be signed and encrypted. The specific implementation of this cookie including the signing and encryption algorithms is dependent on the implementation of the TSWPP server, because only the server is required to parse the contents of the cookie. If the server implements the cookie, then the cookie must be returned in an HTTP payload with a Content-Type of “application/x-msts-webfeed-login”.|
|GorillaUser||www.gorillaexpense.info||Functionality||1 year||This is a custom cookie created by Gorilla Expense. The cookie is used for the “Remember Me” functionality which stores the username in an encrypted form for one year.|
|Gorilla||www.gorillaexpense.info||Functionality||1 year||This is a custom cookie created by Gorilla Expense. The cookie is used for the “Remember Me” functionality which stores the password in an encrypted form for one year.|