IN THIS ARTICLE:
- What is a cookie?
- Does Calendly obtain my consent before storing cookies?
- Does Calendly obtain the consent of my invitees before storing cookies?
- What’s the difference between a session cookie and a non-session cookie?
- How can I opt-out of cookies or manage my cookie preferences?
- Can I use Calendly without agreeing to cookies?
- Can I change the language of the cookie banner?
What is a cookie?
Does Calendly obtain my consent before storing cookies?
To comply with GDPR regulations, users (people with a Calendly account), invitees (people who schedule meetings with users), and viewers (people who are just browsing the website) located in the EU will be shown a cookie prompt banner before storing non-session (persistent) cookies.
Additionally, your browser’s help function should contain instructions on how to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at any time.
Does Calendly obtain the consent of my invitees before storing cookies?
Yes! All EU visitors (whether they are Calendly users, Calendly invitees, or just viewers) are prompted for consent before Calendly stores non-session (persistent) cookies on their browsers.
Please note that if EU invitees are viewing Calendly through an embedded experience, we will not show them the cookie consent message unless cookies are required to complete the booking experience (such as for event types where payments are collected).
What’s the difference between a session cookie and a non-session cookie?
GDPR makes a distinction between session cookies and non-session (persistent) cookies. The simplest way to differentiate them is to understand that session cookies are temporary and persistent cookies are not. Session cookies, by default, are permanently removed when you close your browser. Non-session cookies persist beyond your browser closing to a date far in the future.
How can I opt-out of cookies or manage my cookie preferences?
Please note that cookies are required to authenticate a Calendly user. As such, Calendly users who are signed in will not see this option to opt-out of cookies. You can always change your web browser settings to control your cookies.
Can I use Calendly without agreeing to cookies?
Non-session cookies are not required for EU visitors to use the majority of our marketing site or to schedule most meetings. There are a few exceptions to this:
- Cookies are required to book meetings where a Calendly user is collecting payments on their event type. After booking the meeting, an EU invitee can opt-out of cookies by clicking on the Cookie Opt-Out link in the footer of the site page or by deleting cookies within their web browser.
Can I change the language of the cookie banner?
On the event type booking page, the cookie banner will adhere to the language set for the event type. You can learn more about how to set the language for your event type here.