Information about our use of cookies

1. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

2. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Cookies often include unique identifiers that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

3. We use the following cookies:

3.1. 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.

3.2. Analytical/performance cookies. They 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.

3.3. 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).

3.4. Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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

Cookie Purpose

Cookies with suffix _session

Description: used by the Zapnito platform to identify who you are. Assigned when you log in, this keeps you logged in to the site so you don’t have to constantly re-enter your username and password. This isn’t set unless you are a registered user. Expiration: when the browsing session ends.

The cookie policy of Zapnito can be found at this link:

Cookies with gs_u_GSN prefix

Description: GoSquared Analytics cookie, used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing gs_u_GSN cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to GoSquared. Expiration: 2 years from set/update. Used to distinguish users and session.

The privacy policy of GoSquared can be found at this link:

Cookies with aj_ prefix

Description: Used by the Zapnito platform to identify who you are. Set for interoperability with Segment..

The privacy policy of Zapnito can be found at this link:

Local storage

Description: HTML5 local storage used by the Zapnito platform to store local data to improve performance of the website to improve the experience of using the site.

5. Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which this website has no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

6. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site, such as for log on, content access, and search functions.

7. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire when the browsing session ends.

Cookie Choices

In addition to the information we provide in this Cookie Policy, you can find out more information about your online choices and opt-out possibilities at the following link:

Opting Out

You can also opt out of Google Analytics and other cookies using the settings of the YourAdChoices service:

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

  • in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector;
  • in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box;
  • in Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking "Options", "Under the hood", Content Settings in the "Privacy" section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings;
  • in Safari you can block cookies by clicking “Preferences”, selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Block cookies”.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

  • in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
  • in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu;
  • in Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking "Options", "Under the hood", Content Settings in the "Privacy" section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings;
  • in Safari you can delete cookies by clicking “Preferences”, selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Remove All Website Data”.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

The Open Research Community’s details

The Open Research Community is a brand and service of Knowledge Unlatched. The full name of Knowledge Unlatched is Knowledge Unlatched GmbH. Knowledge Unlatched GmbH’s VAT number is DE306245783.  Knowledge Unlatched GmbH is registered in Germany under the company registration number HRB 171811 B. You can contact the Open Research Community by email at or by post at Knowledge Unlatched GmbH, Maximiliankorso 66, D-13465 Berlin, Germany.  

Date of version

November 3, 2021.