Modified: July 7th 2021

Cookie Notice

1. Introduction

This Cookie Notice is prepared by Kahoot AS (“Kahoot” or “we“)and contains information about our use of cookies which we use in our products and on our websites.For example, we use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website, and to provide functionality and a better user experience to you. This Cookie Notice includes details about the types of cookies we use, the purpose of our use of cookies and your rights in connection with our use of cookies.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.Pixels, web beacons and other technologies are also used to monitor your use of our website. In this notice, we will refer to all of the aforementioned technologies as “cookies”.

3. What type of cookies do we use and for what purpose?

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). We will use this information to make our website and the content offered to you more relevant to your interests.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Description

Cookie

Category

Kahoot!

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available on Kahoot! and to use some of its features, such as to access and create a game or to participate in a Kahoot! game

  • local_storage_support_test
  • _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress
  • test_cookie
 

Strictly necessary

Twitter

This cookie is set by Twitter. The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website on to their Twitter profile.

  • __widgetsettings
 

Strictly necessary

YouTube

These cookies tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
 

Strictly necessary

Recurly

These cookies are set by Recurly to enable them to process your payment.

 

  • __recurly__.deviceId
  • __recurly__.sessionId
Strictly necessary
Kahoot!

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use. For example, to log that a visitor is a returning user

  • kVistor
 

Functionality

YouTube

These cookies store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.

  • yt-remote-cast-installed
  • yt-remote-connected-devices
  • yt-remote-device-id
  • yt-remote-fast-check-period
  • yt-remote-session-app
  • yt-remote-session-name
 

Functionality

Kahoot!

This cookie records activities on our website so that we can understand how our websites are used.

  • _hjFirstSeen
  • __tld_test_
  • _ga
  • _gid
  • _hjid
  • _hjid
  • _hjIncludedInSessionSample
 

Analytical or performance

Amplitude

These cookies are used in context with the website’s pop-up questionnaires and messengering. The data is used for statistical or marketing purposes.

  • amplitude_unsent_#
  • amplitude_unsent_identify_#
 

Analytical or performance

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

  • collect
 

Analytical or performance

Amplitude

Detects whether partner data synchronization is functioning and currently running. This function sends user data between third -party advertising companies for the purpose of targeted advertisements.

  • amplitude_cookie_test
 

Analytical or performance

Google

These cookies are used by Google DoubleClick to measure the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

  • IDE
 

Targeting cookies, used by Google to track activity relevant for their own service.

YouTube

These cookies register a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

  • yt.innertube::nextId
  • yt.innertube::requests
  • YSC
Targeting – used by YouTube to track activities relevant for their own service.

4. How you can control your cookies

You have the right to decide whether to reject or accept cookies. Except for the essential cookies that are strictly required for our provision of services to you, cookies are only permitted if you are informed about and have consented to the use of cookies. There are different ways in which you can manage your cookies:

Website cookie preference tool: A cookie banner will appear on your screen the first time when you visit our website, or access the website with a new device, informing you of our use of cookies. The cookie banner includes a link to our cookie settings preference center.

Browser controls:  You may set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may still use our websites. However, your access to some functionality and areas may be restricted or your user experience will be impaired. The means by which you can refuse cookies through your web-browser may vary from browser to browser and you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Do Not Track: Some browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for DNT signals have not yet been adopted our web pages do not currently process or respond to DNT. Kahoot does take privacy and your right to make choices seriously and we continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technologies and the implementation of a standard.

5. Third party websites and plug-ins

The Services and Websites include social media features, such as social media plug-ins with Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. These features may collect information about your IP-address and which page you are visiting on our Websites, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. We also maintain presences on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

6. Updates and contact

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. We encourage you to revisit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

If you have questions regarding our use of cookies or this Cookie Notice, please contact us at privacy@kahoot.com.