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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Last Updated: March 20, 2023


Blade Labs Holdings Pte Ltd. (together with Blade Labs Inc., Blade Foundation Ltd. and our affiliates or subsidiaries, “Blade,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) understands that your privacy is important to you and we are committed to being transparent about the technologies used. This Cookie Policy (“Policy”) explains how and why cookies may be stored on and accessed through our websites (such as,,, and, mobile applications, downloadable software, including our plug-ins and browser extensions (collectively, the “Products”). This Cookie Policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


What are cookies?


Our Products, like many others, use cookies in order to work properly.


Cookies are small text files, often including unique identifiers, that are downloaded onto your device when you access our Products. They allow us to recognize your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions on our website, ultimately allowing us to improve your experience. Cookies are very useful and enhance your user experience. 


To find more information, please go to if you are located in the United States. If you are located in Europe, please go to


How we use cookies


We and the third-party API providers may collect information using cookies, pixel tags, or similar technologies. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used.


We use cookies to understand how users interact with our Products and thus how we can improve them. Our third-party partners, such as analytics or advertising partners, may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across different services. 


Web beacons, tags, and scripts may be used in the Products or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis.


Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the Products. It is recommended that you accept our usage of cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are necessary for a Product that you use.


The types of cookies used


Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the Products to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. 


Performance Cookies

These cookies help us to understand how users engage with the Products. We may use a set of analysis cookies to collect information on how you use our Products and report usage statistics. In addition to reporting Product usage statistics, data collected may also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described, to help show more relevant ads across the web and to measure interactions with the ads we show. 


Functional Cookies

We use a set of cookies that enable certain parts of the Products to function properly. These cookies allow our Products to remember choices you make when you visit our Products in order to provide enhanced, more personalized features to you. They are usually only set in response to information provided to the Products in order to personalize and optimize your experience. 


Targeting Cookies

We use cookies to make our ads more engaging and valuable to users of our Products. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what is relevant to a user; to improve reporting on ad campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. 


Session vs. Persistent Cookies

Cookies are either “session” cookies which are deleted when you end your browser session, or “persistent,” which remain until their deletion by you (discussed below) or the party who served the cookie. Full details on all of the cookies used are available in the Cookie Disclosure Table below.


Cookie disclosure table


You can find out more about each cookie used by viewing our current cookie list below. We update this list periodically, so there may be additional cookies that are not yet listed.


Name Domain Description Duration Type
_lscache_vary No description available. 2 days Other
_ga The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. 1 year 1 month 4 days Analytics
_gid Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 1 day Analytics
_gat_gtag_UA_* Google Analytics sets this cookie to store a unique user ID. 1 minute Analytics
UserMatchHistory LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing. 1 month Functional
AnalyticsSyncHistory Linkedin set this cookie to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie. 1 month Analytics
bcookie LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID. 1 year Functional
lidc LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection. 1 day Functional
ln_or Linkedin sets this cookie to registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website for internal analytics. 1 day Analytics
bscookie LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website. 1 year Functional
li_gc Linkedin set this cookie for storing visitor’s consent regarding using cookies for non-essential purposes. 5 months 27 days Functional
_hjSessionUser_3284959 No description 1 year Other
_hjFirstSeen Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user. 30 minutes Analytics
_hjIncludedInSessionSample_3284959 No description 2 minutes Other
_hjSession_3284959 No description 30 minutes Other
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site’s pageview limit. 2 minutes Analytics
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Hotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie. 30 minutes Analytics


How to disable cookies


A lot of web browsers allow control of cookies through the settings. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the browser settings (see your browser’s Help section for the instructions). Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:


Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our website. Disabling cookies will usually affect the functionality and certain features of sites.


Contact us


Please contact us with questions, comments, or concerns regarding our Cookie Policy as well as with any requests at 


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