Cookies Policy

At SiteGround we care about your privacy and believe in transparency. That’s why we are committed to be upfront about our privacy practices and provide settings that allow you to choose how certain information is used. Тhis policy governs the use of cookies and similar technologies on the websites and their related web pages (each the “Site”) operated by the SiteGound entities (“SiteGround”, “we”, “us”, “our”), as follows:

  • www.siteground.es, de.siteground.com, es.siteground.com, eu.siteground.com, it.siteground.com, fr.siteground.com, operated by SiteGround Spain S.L.;
  • www.siteground.co.uk, au.siteground.com, world.siteground.com, operated by SiteGround Hosting Ltd.;
  • www.siteground.com, operated by SG Hosting Inc.; and
  • careers.siteground.com, operated both by SiteGround Hosting EOOD and SiteGround Spain S.L.

As described in the Privacy Policy available on the respective Site (each the “Privacy Policy”) and in accordance with its provisions, we use cookies, web beacons, tags, pixels and similar technologies to identify you and collect information that helps us enable certain functionalities on our Site, let you access your customer and/or affiliate account, analyze website traffic and usage, and personalize content and ads. 


What are cookies, web beacоns, pixels, tags and similar technologies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that our Site asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. It contains certain information that is used to enable certain functionalities on our Site, to let you access your customer and/or affiliate account, to analyze website traffic and usage, to improve and personalize your web experience. For example, a cookie can include the date and time of visits to the Site, the visitor’s IP address, the pages viewed, the time spent on the Site, the referring website before the visit on our Site, and the website visited afterward through a click on our Site.

Some of the pages you visit on the Site may also collect information through the use of web beacons, also called pixels, image tags or script tags. They are small files or pieces of code that may be loaded on our Site and they are used in conjunction with cookies.

The cookies, web beacons, pixels, tags and similar technologies are collectively hereinafter referred to as the “cookies”.


What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to make our Site easier to use. Cookies can store your customer and/or affiliate account identifier, ordering status, personalization or website tracking. They can also be used for technical purposes such as keeping track of your current shopping session and enabling you to proceed to checkout and pay for your order or to save information which has already been entered (languages choices, region, etc.), so that we can offer you improved and more personalized services and products. 

We also use them to analyze trends and movements of users around the Site, gather information about the user base as a whole and how we can improve our services/products and Site, to provide advertising based upon activities and interests and to measure advertising effectiveness. As a result we may display targeted or interest-based offers to you based on the products/services you are currently using or have recently viewed and deliver other communication more relevant to you and your interests outside of our Site, on other websites part of the third party's network.


Types of cookies

Тhe cookies can be grouped based on their characteristics or purpose.

Based on the length of their expiration period, cookies can be session based or persistent ones. 

  • Session cookies are temporary, last only for as long as the session and expire at the end of your current visit to the Site. They allow us to link your actions during that particular session. 
  • Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple visits or websites. Such cookies remain in your device to the end of their lifespan or unless they are deleted from your device, if a new version of those cookies is installed, or if you deactivate them.

Based on ownership, cookies fall into two categories:

  • First-party cookies are those set and managed by us on our Site.
  • Third-party cookies are placed in your browser on behalf of a third-party website  that is not our Site that you are currently visiting. Our Site sets third-party cookies, provided by our analytics and marketing partners and vendors.

Based on the purpose the cookies are serving, they can be either essential for the functioning of our Site and services/products or enable us with extra functionality such as tracking trends and movements of the users, analyzing demographic information, providing performance and analytic data about the Site, etc. Based on the purpose, we classify them in the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary for the Site to function properly. They can store your customer and/or affiliate account identifier, ordering status, personalization or website tracking. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. They can also be used for technical purposes such as keeping track of your current shopping session and enabling you to proceed to checkout and pay for your order or to save information which has already been entered (for example your region and languages choices), so that we can offer you improved and more personalized services and products. You cannot manage this type of cookies in our system and disable them. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but please note that some parts of our Site may not work properly.
  • Functional cookies: These cookies enable our Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
  • Analytics cookies: We use analytics cookies to collect information about the use of our Site, such as number of visits, pages visited, popularity of certain content. Analytics tools use tracking cookies to recognize your device and compile information about your online behavior. They collect information such as what pages you visit and how much time you spend on these pages, your IP address, what operating system and web browser you use, and what website you visited prior to visiting our Site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site, and will not be able to monitor and improve its performance. These cookies also allow us to track online conversions from different sources and to direct targeted advertising to you or to a custom audience who share similar traits.
  • Targeting cookies: Our Site includes first and/or third party targeting cookies which allow collection of information about your visit to our Site and your interest in certain offers. We also use cookies to analyze trends and movements of users around the Site, gather information about the user base as a whole, and how we can improve our services and Site, to provide advertising based on activities and interests and to measure advertising effectiveness. As a result we may display targeted, or interest-tailored offers based on the products or services you currently use or have recently viewed, and deliver other communication more relevant to you and your interests outside of our Site, on other third parties’ websites. The cookies also allow us to fulfill our contractual obligations towards third parties (such as partners) if you have made a purchase on our Site by following a link, provided to you by such a third party.


How do you manage, control or block cookies?

When you first visit any of our Sites, а Cookie banner containing a Notice and a pop-up tool will appear on the screen that will enable you to choose which types of cookies you would like our Sites to use. By clicking “Accept All Cookies” you agree to the use of cookies by all of the Sites as described herein and in the Privacy Policy. By clicking on the Reject button, by closing the pop-up tool or simply by browsing any of our Sites without making any choice, you are deemed to accept the strictly necessary cookies only and no analytics or targeting ones.

You can also manage your preferences regarding the use of cookies by modifying them from the “Cookie Settings” pop-up tool on the Site or by following the below “Cookies Settings” link.

You can also modify your cookie preferences directly from your browser. Almost all browsers allow the detection of cookies and are able to block them automatically. Please note that if you disable our Site’s cookies or cookies in general in your browser settings, this will prevent our Site from working properly. 

Browser settings are usually found in the respective 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu. Browser-specific help with cookies can be found in the links below. For further information, we recommend referring to the documentation of your browser.


Cookies List

A list of all cookies we may use on our Site, classified in each category, can be found in our Cookie Settings tool, available above. Please note that the list of cookies is dynamic and subject to periodic update. For the composition of the list of cookies in each category our Site undergoes regular scanning with a cookie scanning tool so that the list of cookies be as accurate as possible. More information related to the personal data processed by us via the Site may be found in the relevant Privacy Policy.


Changes to the Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Cookie Policy at any time. If we decide to change our Cookie Policy, we will post the updates here, on the Legal section on our Site and on any other place we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to amend, update or adapt this Cookie Policy to reflect any changes in the functionality of our Site, in the applicable legislation or in the interpretation of the relevant data protection laws.

Latest revision: September 01, 2023

Previous version may be found here.