Cloudflare Cookie Policy

This Cloudflare Cookie Policy (“Policy”) outlines the general policy, practices, and types of cookies that Cloudflare, Inc. (“Cloudflare”, “we”, “us” or “our”) may use to improve our services and your experience when visiting our websites.


Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. They’re used by many websites to store and receive identifiers and other information on devices, such as a handheld phone or computer. Our site and services use cookies and other similar technologies (collectively in this Policy, "cookies"), in order to provide a better service to you and to generally improve our sites and services. For example, we may use cookies to help direct you to the appropriate part of our websites, by indicating that you are a repeat visitor. We may also use information to present you with services that are matched to your preferences.

Some portions of our websites are functional without cookies, and you may generally choose whether to accept cookies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default, however, you may be able to delete cookies yourself through your browser's cookie manager. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your web browser. Please note that disabling cookies will reset your session, disable auto-login, and may adversely the availability and functionality of our websites and the services we can provide to you.

As part of our services, we may also place cookies on the computers of visitors to websites protected by Cloudflare. We do this in order to identify malicious visitors, reduce the chance of blocking legitimate users, and to provide customized services.

Our websites use first party cookies (i.e., cookies set directly by Cloudflare) as well as third party cookies, as detailed in the table below.

Type of Cookie Why we use these cookies Who serves them and where can you find out more information?
Analytics and research of users These are used to understand, improve, and research users visiting www.cloudflare.com and their needs for our product offerings. For example, we may use cookies to understand what pages a user browses before submitting a sales request form. We do not share information about this analysis with any third parties. Selected third parties listed and defined as follows: A user can delete these cookies through browser settings.
Improving Website experience These provide functionality to help us deliver a better user experience for our website. For example, cookies help facilitate chats with our sales representatives, allow you to search the website, and deliver the user quickly to their intended website location. 1st party and selected third parties as defined below:
  • userLoggedIn 1st party cookie - Determines if a user has previously logged in so the user can be forwarded to the product dashboard
  • meerkatBannerHidden 1st party cookie - Determines if the user has previously dismissed a notification banner for Cloudflare features
  • userCookiesAllowed 1st party cookie - Determines if the user has accepted the ability to load cookies
  • userLangRedirect 1st party cookie - Determines which language by default the website should be displayed to the user
  • vses2 1st party cookie - Determines if the user has an active session
  • __cfduid 1st party cookie - Used for security and threat detection purposes
A user can delete these cookies through browser settings.

Keeping Your Information Private and Secure

  • We will never sell, rent, or give away your personal information without your permission
  • We track visitors to our site and yours in order to keep malicious visitors away
  • If we aggregate data, we will not reveal your private information

Have Questions?

If you have questions about these terms or anything else about Cloudflare, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Attention: Trust and Safety
Cloudflare, Inc.
101 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107
[email protected]

Policy date: March 16, 2017