Cookie Policy


Last update: January 2022

This Cookie Policy applies

  • The use of Pillar’s research software by researchers to store and organize research data (“Research Software”);

  • Visits to our website at (“Website”); 

  • Any applications made to join our team;

  • Your interactions with us on social media; 

  • the communications you may have with us from time to time.

together, the “Services”. 

This Cookie Policy does not apply:

  1. To the cookies policies of our clients

  2. To any links towards third-party services, websites or applications. 

We encourage you to review their cookie practices.

If you have any questions, concerns or inquiries about how we process your personal data through cookies or for the exercise of your rights, you can reach us to us at: 



Telephone:  +1 514 984 8446

Cookies include personal data such as electronic data. To know more about how we process your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy which also contains information regarding your rights.

  1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file that is packed and stored as a cookie, sent to your web browser, and then stored on your computer. We include similar tracking technologies such as pixels and web beacons in our definition of cookies.

  • First party cookies are those installed by us and they are installed either for the time that you use our Services or they are stored longer to be used when you come back to use our Services.

  • Third-party cookies are installed by our partners and generally stay installed as you navigate the web. When you revisit our Services, the cookies that we have installed on your device will be sent to our web server so the information can be accessed and reused.

  • A session cookie is only installed temporarily in a browser’s memory, so once you close your browser, session cookies disappear. 

  • A persistent cookie is installed longer on your device. None of our cookies are installed for more than 24 months. Persistent cookies are commonly used for web analytics which requires tracking visitor behaviour over different websites, as with Google Analytics. Web analytics does not allow websites to identify you individually as it uses tokens as an identifier or is provided as mass traffic. However, third parties who are permitted to install these cookies on our Services, such as Google Analytics, may have access to more personal data about you.

  • Most cookies collect information such as how users arrive at and use our Services, or a user’s general location. Cookies can also log what type of device you are using to connect to our Services, which page and at what time, recognizing the browser on your terminal only during the period of validity of the cookie used. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information about the electronic data that we process about you. 

  1. What types of cookies do you use, and why?

We use cookies for our Services to function as intended, to conduct marketing, to provide functionalities as part of the Services, to analyze our performance and to ensure that our Services are secure. Cookies are also useful to identify bugs and errors. We use both first-party and third-party cookies installed by partners.

If you are located in the European Union, we only collect functional and analytics cookies with your consent. 

  1.      We collect cookies that classify in each of these categories:




Essential cookies are necessary to operate the core functions of our Services. These include login cookies, session ID cookies, language cookies as well as security cookies. In other words, essential cookies are used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network or are strictly necessary to provide an online services which you requested, such as our Services.

In the European Union, these cookies are collected based on our legitimate interests because they are essential to the Services.


Functional cookies are used to provide you with some functionalities, and to remember preferences, consents and configurations. For instance, we use a GDPR cookie to record whether users consent to cookies. 

In the European Union, these cookies are collected based on your explicit consent. 


Analytics cookies are used to generate aggregated statistical data about traffic and behavior of users when using our Services. For instance, we can determine how much time users spend on a page, and how successful our advertisings are. For instance, the cookie named _ga is used by Google Analytics to gather data about your behavior on our Services. 

In the European Union, analytics cookies are processed based on your explicit consent. 

We do not conduct interest-based advertising.

  1. Do you use Google Analytics?

Yes, we use cookies installed by Google Analytics. Google Analytics helps website owners like us to measure how users interact with the content of our Website and Research Software. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example, the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP cookies to “remember” what a user has done on previous pages and interactions with a website. Google Analytics supports different types of JavaScript libraries for measuring website usage and leverages _ga and _gid cookies to distinguish users and _gat which is used to throttle request rates.

Google Analytics collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of their services and to identify in which country, state or city in the world you are located. Google Analytics uses a method to mask IPs from website owners. Other data collected by Google Analytics include data related to the device, browser, and on-site activities to measure and report statistics about your interaction.

Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that once installed and enabled disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site you visit. You can find this add-on by clicking here.

  1. Do you conduct interest-based advertising?

We conduct interest-based advertising, also referred to as targeted advertising or behavioural advertising. Retargeting means that the ads that you are being served are personalized based on your behaviour when browsing online. This is enabled through cookies and requires the processing of electronic data that is considered personal information under certain laws.  We use Facebook and Google cookies to conduct IBA. 

If you are not comfortable with this, you can opt out of interest-based advertising by managing your cookies and other tracking technologies. Please see Section 6 of this Cookie Policy for an explanation of how to do this. 

  1. How can I manage my preferences about cookies?

You can manage your cookies through your browser, however, if you decide to refuse all cookies (such as essential cookies), you may not be able to fully benefit from our Services.

You can choose to deactivate cookies at any time on your browser. You can accept or delete cookies one by one or delete them systematically.

Cookie preferences must be set for each web browser. You generally have several ways to manage cookies, including: completely authorizing or prohibiting cookies, deleting specific cookies that have already been saved by the browser, preventing certain websites from sending cookies to your computer, or blocking third-party cookies (when browsing on a website, cookies are sent to your computer by another website).

Please find below the necessary information on managing cookies with each of the main browsers:

You can also find useful information about how to control cookies here. 

Do I have any rights over my personal data?

Yes, you have rights and you may lodge complaints as well. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information.

Can you change this Cookie Policy?

Yes, we will change it as required to reflect our current practices and to align with legislative requirements. Please see the above latest update date.